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Women's footwear with a low carbon footprint, handcrafted in California
Women's footwear with a low carbon footprint, handcrafted in California #rethinkfastfashion
205 backers pledged $30,077 to help bring this project to life.

BENDY update

Posted by Ashbury Skies (Creator)

Dear Early Bird backers,

We are excited with our progress sourcing and producing the best and most comfortable shoe for you, our BENDY backers. Caroline visited the factory in Los Angeles this past week. We also have been diligently working on development of our proprietary footbed that will provide spectacular cushioning when you place your foot inside the shoe.

In the spirit of full transparency, after wear testing the BENDY, we learned that for ultimate comfort the footbed needed to have a small lip all the way around the perimeter which requires individual molds to be made for each size.  We originally thought we could die cut our footbed but since specific molds for each size are required, this added some extra time that we did not anticipate. This means we have a delay of a few weeks and your shoes should ship later in December, right before the holiday. We are attaching an image of the original footbed and the new one with the lip, side by side, so you can see the difference between the two.

Thanks for your patience and understanding. We are in this for the long run and wanted to make sure we do it right the first time. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

Take care and we hope you have a happy Thanksgiving with your dear ones.


Mary Sue, Yvette and Caroline

Bendy footbed evolution
Bendy footbed evolution


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    1. Katrina Hennessy

      Thank you for the update, and for ensuring quality.