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!