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  1. About

Who We Are

byP H E L A N "one sole, many journeys"

byP H E L A N re-defines modern footwear: a luxurious sole, with a wide variety of chic uppers that you can change based on your journey. You choose your sole size and from three collections of uppers. The uppers attach to the sole with a series of discreet hooks and loops.

New York City-based designer Chris Ann Phelan patented the design in 2007 and launched the artisanal line of sandals in 2009. "I wanted women to enjoy an easy way to change from one stylish upper to another depending on their own sense of what the moment calls for,” she says. “So whether a woman is going to brunch with friends or to beach getaway to somewhere exotic, she can choose the style that best fits her moment.”

byP H E L A N “defies the odds” said the New York Times in combining “style and practicality.” The Journal of Montreal called it “perfect for the urban nomad” while AHA life called the byP H E L A N shoe line “one of the cleverest we’ve ever seen” especially “to solve the travel-light, look-good conundrum.” Start your journey today…

The Most Personal And Versatile Shoe Yet.

Genius Fashion Invention Alert!" - GLAMOUR

byPHELAN expands the relationship you have with your shoes, making them as versatile as you are. byPHELAN gives you the ability to customize and re-customize your shoes to make them more relevant and ultimately more personal. After choosing your sole size, you selec

The Experience Starts With Your Sole.

Every aspect of byPHELAN is designed around how and where you want to wear it. Your journey starts with a handcrafted leather sole and continues with a variety of interchangeable uppers made from a range of different leathers, jewels and other materials. All parts of byPHELAN are handcrafted in the USA.