Oh my, I’ve just slipped down a rabbit hole. It’s no secret that I have a bit of a “shoe problem”…more pairs than one person should actually need….a habit of perching a pair of shoes on my dresser just so I can admire them….justifying buying a pair of uncomfortable or impractical shoes because they’re a ‘work of art’….maybe you can relate to what I’m saying. Anyway, if you have an *actual* shoe problem (which might be defined as not paying off your credit cards in full every month and still buying beautiful shoes you don’t actually need) then do not read any further. Don’t even look at this picture. Don’t do it! Look away!
I just came across Shoes of Prey, a Sydney, Australia-based company that makes custom-designed shoes. You create the design yourself on their website, choosing from the base style, the colours, and materials. And they ship free world-wide. Just the thought of being able to play with shoe designing to my heart’s content…well, let’s just say I spent a bit more time down that rabbit hole than I care to admit. Here’s a design I’d be tempted to order, which is a lower-heel version of one of their gallery designs:
Anyway, this isn’t an endorsement or a recommendation, as I have not purchased anything from them (um, yet). But their prices seem quite reasonable for custom designs, so I’m tempted to try. And I know they’re not the first or only design-your-own-shoes service out there. Have you ever tried one? Were you happy with the result? I’d be interested to know of others that you recommend.
And here are more drool-worthy designs from their gallery: