Working as a business advisor in London, Coye traveled the globe advising prominent brands. Often she was on the road for months at a stretch with little time to pack. Coye was always searching for shoes that worked for her lifestyle and also looked great.

In the Fall of 2009, driven by her passionate search for footwear that eliminated the compromise between style and function, Coye took the leap to launch her eponymous brand. Her extensive travel and her time spent living between the US and Europe have come together to create a design style that has become her trademark.

Inspired by personal experience and the desire to empower women by solving a common problem, Coye Nokes created a collection of footwear designed by women for women.