WAYWARD SHOES

FOR WAYWARD WOMEN

 
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Wayward Shoes

For Wayward Women

 

NEW CREATIONS - LIMITED EDITIONS

A PIECE OF ART

Each Kunoka shoe is a masterpiece characterized by self-expression and inclusiveness of our creator-artist. Each shoe is handmade, one by one, by local craftsman in our family-run factory...


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WALKING ON CLOUDS

Buttery soft calfskin leather, removable memory foam insole topped with calfskin leather and extensive padding in the tongue and heel make you walk on clouds ...   

 

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RESPONSIBLE FASHION

We deliberately craft our shoes in Europe to avoid the heavy ecological footprint of overseas transport and we use 100% chromium-free leathers sourced from local tanners adhering to worlds' most strict environmental standards...

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ICONIC CLASSICS

 PLATEAU SNEAKERS

SMART RUNNERS

 DAD SNEAKERS

#STEEL ON INSTAGRAM

    • STORY
    • BRAND
    • DESIGNER

    "Back in 2017, on a trip to NY, in between 2 appointments, I was taking a rest on a bench in Central Park, checking my emails on my phone.  A lady came by and sat next to me on the bench. Few moments later, she initiated the conversation with a nice complement on my sneakers.  When she asked which brand it was and where I bought them, I had to tell her that my shoes had no brand, and that she could not buy them anywhere, because I just made them for myself...I quickly found out that she had been working in luxury fashion for more then 20 years... she tried to convince me to commercialize my design and launch my own shoe brand... her name 'Gabrielle KUNOKA'...we kept on talking for almost an hour...I was late for my next appointment... but this is where and how KUNOKA was born..."


    A WAYWARD BRAND

    • Wayward by design


      Unexpected color combinations, carefully selected materials and textures designed for women with a wayward personality. Casual chic with a twist. 

    • Wayward by philosophy


      Not a new collection every season, but regular releases of new creations over the course of the year. New releases are  produced in limited editions to foster the uniqueness of the wayward women wearing them.

    • Wayward by values

      In a world flooded with fast fashion, produced in Asia or Latin America, Kunoka goes for European craftsmanship and sustainable production.  Today, people buy shoes for a couple of euros, made of plastic derivates. They wear them a few months and then they end in the landfills.  At Kunoka we have different values.  We encourage people to buy fewer but better quality shoes that reflect their personality.  Kunoka's quality matches top luxury brands. This comes unavoidably at a price, but nowhere close to the price points of the luxury fashion. Each shoe is a masterpiece.  We honor the craftsmen who made them and we swear by sustainability.

    The designer and founder, Evelyne Van der Looven, is a mother of 3 boys, a reserved business woman during the day and an outward friend at night.  A personality of contrasts. After having been active in the fashion industry for so many years, she launched her own project following her unsatisfied quest for shoes that were well made, flattering and different.  Passionate about surprising color combinations, authentic materials and unexpected textures, she calls her creations an artistic encounter of creativity and craftsmanship.  She is a personality with contrasts, which you can find back in her designs: casual chic with a twist...


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