It's no doubt that for women, shoes tend to be universally understood and agreed upon language. With the plethora of brands that exist and the even more abundant styles to choose from, it still proves to be a challenge to find the perfect pair. A shoe that doesn't compromise comfort for aesthetics and vice versa. Enter By Far Shoes (@byfar_official), the family-owned and women-lead brand that seems to be doing it all.
Founded in 2016, the Bulgarian brand exudes the effortless cool that the Instagram era has taught us to strive for. By Far Shoes harnesses that appeal, making it easily accessible and approachable. We spoke with Valentina, one of the three founders, about how they started and the driving forces behind what they'll do next.
Where are you all originally from and how did you initially meet?
Sabina and I are twin sisters, and Denitsa (our designer), is our sister-in-law, so it's a family business.
What were your first jobs?
The three of us were in renewable energy businesses. We produced solar energy which we sold to the general grid. Sustainability has always been our passion. That's why 30% of By Far's production is made out of dead stock leather rescued from luxury Italian factories.