About Us

unique collection of shoes by ashbury skies

Our beginning. Tired of a sea of boring and neutral shoes, Mary Sue and Yvette launched Ashbury Skies in 2011. Their vision was to create a virtual shoe closet.  Both worked for major retailers and had made lasting connections that helped make this vision a reality. They curated a collection of shoes from small independent shoe designers like nothing else in the market. If you like safe and practical, go to a department store or some other mega online retailer. If you want to smile every time you open your closet doors, then Ashbury Skies is your home for shoes.

Our own brand. BENDY by Ashbury Skies was hatched in 2019 after Mary Sue was frustrated because she could not find any ethical shoes brands to buy for the collection. Knowing comfort needed to be the key design element, she tapped her old friend and colleague Caroline, a veteran footwear designer to collaborate with her on the project. BENDY is a modern, comfortable flat with a lower carbon footprint, handcrafted in their home state of California. The BENDY quickly took shape and garnered major press quickly after its launch. The BENDY is Ashbury Skies first proprietary shoe brand.

So why the name Ashbury Skies? Because all three co-founders are proud to call San Francisco their home. They share a love for free spirits, pioneers and rule breakers- like the souls that started the Barbary Coast, danced in the streets of the corner of Haight and Ashbury and coded a new future South of Market. While fashion may not be what one thinks of when thinking of San Francisco, innovation is. Ashbury Skies and the BENDY are both innovative concepts in tech, fashion and sustainability.

 

bendy by ashburyskies founder
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