Custom Shoes: Do You Think It’s Worth It?

Custom Prada Shoes

With the accessibility of custom shoes growing to the masses over the past year or so, I am looking for your feedback. Influential designers including Prada, Manolo Blahnik and Stuart Weitzman to name a few, have come forward either on their own (or by collaborating with retailers like Neiman Marcus) to offer their customers the option of having their shoes specially made. Now of course this isn’t an opportunity to fully design your own shoe, but rather, to call the shots on your favourite and most loved shoes in your closet.

Ever wish you had a pair of Manolo BB pumps that were in a certain colour and just a bit higher? Or perhaps you’d love a pair of your Prada kitten heels in a popping colour instead of black. This is the type of customization we are talking about, which at the end of the day, still offers nearly endless options to suit our needs.

Has anyone taken the plunge and ordered a pair of custom shoes? I’m looking to hear from you! What is your opinion on this? Would you like more control or would you rather just leave design to the experts and happily pick up what is already available? I know that there are a few more custom opportunities to be offered by some of my favourite shoe designers in the near future. I know I am more excited than ever!

Cola Addict

coke bottle shoesThough I have a generally sweet tooth, I have never been much of a pop drinker. Maybe a small glass of Sprite or Ginger Ale here and there but really, it isn’t my thing. However, for every soda-addict out there, particularly those that can’t live and breathe without their Pepsi and Coke, this is for you.

It’s Autumn, Get Your Mules Out!

Autumn took the prairies by full force the last couple days as the tree outside my house has changed its leaves from green to gold. We’ve had a couple of good frosts up here and the sun is starting to set earlier- even as I write this straight from my day at work, the golden hour is pushing its rays through my window.

Gianvito Rossi black mule

Autumn weather obviously means autumn footwear, which for many could mean a range of things. I’ve been having fun trying to find different ways to style my transitional pieces. Peep-toe boots, capes and the thinnest gloves to hold on tight to my pumpkin spice latte. So, naturally when I saw these Gianvito Rossi mules, I became quite intrigued. Personally, I find mules very hit or miss, but this black leather pair is so simple I just find myself inspired by them more or more. They’d provide the perfect “off duty” look with some skinny jeans and the chunkiest knit sweater available, or dress them up with some slim black pants and a fitted velvet blazer.

What does autumn footwear mean to you?

Throwback Thursday: Louboutin 2011

Throwback to one of my favourite Christian Louboutin ad campaigns from 2011. I really like how he doesn’t need models to sell the shoe. Leave it to him to know how to make artwork fun.

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