Ce Ce Chin is a Los Angeles based shoe designer best known for the New York indie darling brand 80%20. Her West Coast adventures have her seeking a more spiritual existence which is reflected in her new collection, Vision Quest Shoes. The limited edition sneakers are inspired by a Ouija Board reader, another accessory designed to help us be open, ask questions, and move confidently forward. Ce Ce encourages the wearer to walk mindfully, listening to both themselves and the Universe, treating each step as a walking meditation. “Most of us treat walking as simply a physical act. This shoe is meant to remind us that we can be much more intentional in our choices and our movement,” Ce Ce says. In essence, the shoes take you to where the answers are
THE VISION QUEST BABOUCHE
What makes our babouche stand out from the others? We pulled the genie out of the bottle by evolving the style to include a molded rubber outsole design. The Moroccan babouche slipper, beloved by desert nomads and monarchs for centuries, is currently all the rage among fashion footwear enthusiasts. Often called the “Aladdin shoe”, the one universal complaint about the ones from Morocco is that they offer no support- that the traditional slippers are not quite wearable in our modern times. Vision Quest Shoes offers the tread, comfort, and overall wearability of sneakers while maintaining an elegant profile. Furthermore, our babouche is made from leather salvaged from dead-stock inventory. Wearing sophisticated shoes is important but being eco-conscious is even more so. Our babouche is pigskin lined and also offers clear right and left foot designations, not always true with the Moroccan version. Finally, the Vision Quest babouche features the Yes or No Eye logo reminding us that every step we take should be true to our intentions and individual paths.