ABOUT VISION QUEST SHOES
CE CE CHIN, shoe designer
I used to wear heels, but always longed for easy to walk in, elegant footwear. That's why I created Vision Quest Shoes.
I've been practicing yoga for all of my adult life (most of it in New York City). Since moving to Southern California a few years ago, I've added more exploratory methods to my spiritual journey, including labyrinth walking and sound baths. I designed Vision Quest Shoes to be the support system to guide me on this journey, and most importantly, keep me in the spirit. I'm learning the value of engaging both the natural and spiritual in everyday life. And I found comfort of being conscious of my everyday steps. Essentially I wanted to create a shoe that spoke to this idea of walking mindfully through your life.
HOW VISION QUEST SHOES ARE UNIQUE
Our babouche is an evolution of a traditional Moroccan slipper- into a modern sneaker with a bouncy rubber outsole. When you visit the markets in Marrakesh (or scroll on Etsy), you'll see shoes that look similar- but those will offer no support. In fact, they might even lack a clear right or left foot!
Well, we pulled the genie out of the bottle by evolving the “Aladdin” slipper- offering the tread, comfort, and overall wearability of sneakers while maintaining an elegant profile. The result is a comfortable design that has you feeling stylish, supported and most of all capable.
And, we’re taking steps toward sustainability by using leather salvaged from dead stock inventory. Furthermore, we offer replacement footbeds to prolong the life cycle of your Vision Quest Shoes. Finally, our babouche sneaker features the Yes or No Eye logo, reminding us to ask the question, “Do the steps I’m taking carry me toward my Vision?”.