Aethon Ulyse is the creation of Payden Sewell and has been existence in 2012 as a custom brand. Spring 2017 marks the label’s foray into ready to wear and Sewell made this move as result of his clients frustration at the lack of luxury edgy heels that are under $1000. Sewell is from the Greek island of Mykonos and his heritage is the inspiration for his label. Aethon is the Greek word for “shining” and Payden wants his customers to feel that way when they wear his designs.
Each shoe is made in Italy and a 24 karat hammered gold insole is attached to each silhouette. Gold according to Mr. Payden is timeless and enduring that is what he aims for when creating each shoe. The label’s initials, AU, ironically stands for Gold on the periodic table. Aethon Ulyse offers a lifetime warranty for each style which includes complimentary heel, ornament and strap replacement. In addition, each customer receives one complimentary in-sole and out-sole replacement.
The styles in this article and others are currently available from the Aethon Ulyse website and purchasing one of these beauties is a great way to get the New Year started.