si.zif

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si.zif

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si.zif

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http://www.sizifshoes.com

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Shoes, Footwear

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Women

@si.zif

Footwear line handcrafted in California - Founded by French born and LA resident Celine Legey-Salisian.

277 Followers

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Valentine day inspiration
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Finally got our @nicholasscarpinato framed! Ready for some beautiful inspiration in the studio #madeinla #laphotographer #madeinlashoes #designershoes
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Contemplating @eghioldi work tonight #metoo #guerreras
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We are happy to attend the “Guerreras Fundraiser” this coming Saturday - Join us in supporting @eghioldi in her project that put a face on women violence. This is an opportunity to give these persons a voice. #photographyLA #buenosaires #womensmarch #womenviolence #fashionandwomen - @bethanytoews @shop_nonna @soo_nfood @maria_dora @sewfyi @vampshoes @gather.general @ediekahulapereira @airwreck @alexnoiret @cakemagazine @darnersocks @designersandagents @shopdoen @oliviadaye @annamclothier @seerealflowers @echoandair @fashionmamas @artistsandfleas @fashionmamas @george_byrne @graceleedesigns thanks for spreading the word! http://eleonora-ghioldi.format.com/work2
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Always good to check your inventory once a month! We may have your size! #madeinla #handcraftedshoesla #losangelesshoes #leathershoes #designerla #womanshoes #sizifshoes #slowfashion
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The city where our shoes are made #backtowork #madeinla #handcrafted #madeinlashoes #leathershoes #lamade #artisanalla #artisanmade
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For one day we’re not thinking about shoes but simply contemplating the view from Anglet, France, for the 1st day of the new year. Wishing you all a great year 2018!
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Our friends @gather.general seem to enjoy our winter booties #leathershoes #handcraftedshoes #madeinla #madeinamerica #designer #popupvirginia
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We’re currently in Biarritz, France, but we’re totally charmed by this pop up installation in Miami #PradaDoubleClub #villedebiarritz #LABiarritz #handcraftedshoesLA #leathershoes #madeinla #designers
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Our shoes can come in custom made sizes if you need to! Don’t hesitate to send us your measurements-link in website- and we can make any of our style to fit you perfectly. We will charge you for the shoe last that will belong to you forever! #madeinla #leathershoes #custommadeshoes #madeinamerica #designershoes #losangelesfootwear
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Friends in the east coast stop by the gather general holiday pop up to see our shoes, (by a few pairs )😉, and discover local and emerging designers for unique Xmas gifts! #gathergeneral #xmasgifts #designers #madeinusa #madeinla #leathershoes #uniquegifts
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Drastic sales for the Holidays! New prices on website. No need to add any code it’s already discounted! Happy holidays and THANKS for your support! #leathershoes #handcraftedshoesla #madeinla #madeinlashoes
link


Getting ready for the Holidays with special new prices online #holidayseason #leathershoes #madeinla #handcraftedshoesla #artisanalla #designershoes #designersla #blackfridaypresales
link


It’s finally fall weather and time to wear booties - ours can be found at @vampshoes store and on our website! #booties #handcraftedshoesla #madeinla #leathershoes #artisanalLA #designershoes #leathershoes #holidaysshoes
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Lets stretch it’s Monday! #handcraftedshoesla #madeinla #madeinlashoes #leathershoes #flatshoes #artisanshoes #artisanalLA
link


A few pairs left of our black The Spot flats are @vampshoes - thank you @dezyoga to use them on the go for your week end training routine
link


Lightning #inspiration
link


The Spot flats in marzipan color as a great transitional weather flat shoe alternative #fallshoes #madeinla #handcraftedshoes #LAartisanshoes #leatherflats
link


Fall is here, but in SoCal you can still wear flats #thespotflats #handcraftedshoesla #madeinla #leathershoes #footwearla #artisanmade #artisanalla
link


New flats available now @vampshoes #fallshoes #handcraftedshoesla #madeinla #madeinlashoes #leathershoes #thespotshoes
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We are taking a break for a moment as we are taking care of a very important future footwear fan 😉
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@author_robinpuelma wearing our booties at the happiest place in hearth #si.zif #booties #handcraftedshoes #madeinlashoes #disneyland #artisanshoes #leathershoes #fallfashion
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New #thespot styles available on our website - perfect for the transition into fall! #madeinlashoes #leathershoes #handcraftedshoes #madeinla #artisanshoes
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In a couple of weeks we will be taking a break to take care of someone else whose shoes are a little tinier than the ones we usually deal with! #handcraftedshoes @eghioldi thanks!
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About

About

[si.zif] – French phonetic spelling of the name Sisyphe (Sisyphus in English) who used to be the King of Corinth in Greek Mythology and who was compelled to roll an immense boulder up a hill only to watch it roll back down.

Strange, right? At [si.zif], we are looking at the repetition of the action of walking. Walking streets, trails, sidewalks or simply walking through the path of life. As human beings, we are all meant to walk. We are “sentenced to walk”, it’s instinct! Rather it is forward or backward we just don’t think about it!

The footwear are designed and hand made in Los Angeles by craftsmen that repeat the same motion and technique, with calm, precision and an unequaled know-how that is often passed on within the same family. Here again, there is repetition.

We hope that you will enjoy the subtle twist between tradition and modernism that we are trying to show on our products as much as we do! And most importantly: keep walking, it’s worth it!

Born in Bayonne, France, Celine Legey-Salisian spent most of her childhood between Europe and Africa, where her family used to live. She never spent more than a few years in cities across France, Ivory Coast, Gabon or the United Arab Emirates. In 2004, she settled in Los Angeles after meeting her husband on a plane while coming for the first time in California. She got a taste of the footwear industry after working with several brands that manufactured their products in Vietnam on a large scale. The desire to produce shoes in smaller volume, locally, and using fine materials, became a reality thanks to a handful of artisans still working in the Los Angeles area. In Southern California, she finds the international diversity that energizes her life and can be reflected in the footwear she creates.

THE CRAFT

Shoe factories normally do not last entire shoes by hand but use hydraulic lasting machines which do part of the job in a fraction of time. Laser cut machines and dies are used to cut the uppers in order to maximise the consumption of leather. All of this leaves very few space for the workers to express their skills.

At [si.zif], the shoes are entirely made by hand by artisans who have assembled hundreds of shoes in their life, who have developed their own techniques and who leave every pair with their own… “foot” print! The leather hides are flatten and cut by hand with knives that show marks of time. The uppers are stitched entirely by the same person and the shoes are lasted using dozen of nails. Before the uppers are cemented to the outsoles, the shoes remain from 3 up to 5 days on the lasts to ensure that the shoes will keep their shape. Finally, the shoes are brushed, polished and touched up prior being packed individually. Our [si.zif] shoes are labor intensive and made with care.

@si.zif

Footwear line handcrafted in California - Founded by French born and LA resident Celine Legey-Salisian.

277 Followers

Smile


Valentine day inspiration
link


Finally got our @nicholasscarpinato framed! Ready for some beautiful inspiration in the studio #madeinla #laphotographer #madeinlashoes #designershoes
link


Contemplating @eghioldi work tonight #metoo #guerreras
link


We are happy to attend the “Guerreras Fundraiser” this coming Saturday - Join us in supporting @eghioldi in her project that put a face on women violence. This is an opportunity to give these persons a voice. #photographyLA #buenosaires #womensmarch #womenviolence #fashionandwomen - @bethanytoews @shop_nonna @soo_nfood @maria_dora @sewfyi @vampshoes @gather.general @ediekahulapereira @airwreck @alexnoiret @cakemagazine @darnersocks @designersandagents @shopdoen @oliviadaye @annamclothier @seerealflowers @echoandair @fashionmamas @artistsandfleas @fashionmamas @george_byrne @graceleedesigns thanks for spreading the word! http://eleonora-ghioldi.format.com/work2
link


Always good to check your inventory once a month! We may have your size! #madeinla #handcraftedshoesla #losangelesshoes #leathershoes #designerla #womanshoes #sizifshoes #slowfashion
link


The city where our shoes are made #backtowork #madeinla #handcrafted #madeinlashoes #leathershoes #lamade #artisanalla #artisanmade
link


For one day we’re not thinking about shoes but simply contemplating the view from Anglet, France, for the 1st day of the new year. Wishing you all a great year 2018!
link


Our friends @gather.general seem to enjoy our winter booties #leathershoes #handcraftedshoes #madeinla #madeinamerica #designer #popupvirginia
link


We’re currently in Biarritz, France, but we’re totally charmed by this pop up installation in Miami #PradaDoubleClub #villedebiarritz #LABiarritz #handcraftedshoesLA #leathershoes #madeinla #designers
link


Our shoes can come in custom made sizes if you need to! Don’t hesitate to send us your measurements-link in website- and we can make any of our style to fit you perfectly. We will charge you for the shoe last that will belong to you forever! #madeinla #leathershoes #custommadeshoes #madeinamerica #designershoes #losangelesfootwear
link


Friends in the east coast stop by the gather general holiday pop up to see our shoes, (by a few pairs )😉, and discover local and emerging designers for unique Xmas gifts! #gathergeneral #xmasgifts #designers #madeinusa #madeinla #leathershoes #uniquegifts
link


Drastic sales for the Holidays! New prices on website. No need to add any code it’s already discounted! Happy holidays and THANKS for your support! #leathershoes #handcraftedshoesla #madeinla #madeinlashoes
link


Getting ready for the Holidays with special new prices online #holidayseason #leathershoes #madeinla #handcraftedshoesla #artisanalla #designershoes #designersla #blackfridaypresales
link


It’s finally fall weather and time to wear booties - ours can be found at @vampshoes store and on our website! #booties #handcraftedshoesla #madeinla #leathershoes #artisanalLA #designershoes #leathershoes #holidaysshoes
link


Lets stretch it’s Monday! #handcraftedshoesla #madeinla #madeinlashoes #leathershoes #flatshoes #artisanshoes #artisanalLA
link


A few pairs left of our black The Spot flats are @vampshoes - thank you @dezyoga to use them on the go for your week end training routine
link


Lightning #inspiration
link


The Spot flats in marzipan color as a great transitional weather flat shoe alternative #fallshoes #madeinla #handcraftedshoes #LAartisanshoes #leatherflats
link


Fall is here, but in SoCal you can still wear flats #thespotflats #handcraftedshoesla #madeinla #leathershoes #footwearla #artisanmade #artisanalla
link


New flats available now @vampshoes #fallshoes #handcraftedshoesla #madeinla #madeinlashoes #leathershoes #thespotshoes
link


We are taking a break for a moment as we are taking care of a very important future footwear fan 😉
link


@author_robinpuelma wearing our booties at the happiest place in hearth #si.zif #booties #handcraftedshoes #madeinlashoes #disneyland #artisanshoes #leathershoes #fallfashion
link


New #thespot styles available on our website - perfect for the transition into fall! #madeinlashoes #leathershoes #handcraftedshoes #madeinla #artisanshoes
link


In a couple of weeks we will be taking a break to take care of someone else whose shoes are a little tinier than the ones we usually deal with! #handcraftedshoes @eghioldi thanks!
link