For my birthday last year my mum (aka mumbala and known as ‘Shu Shu’ to some of her friends because of her love of shoes), gave me the most perfect pressie… a Shoes Of Prey gift voucher.
Shoes Of Prey are an online business that allows you to design your own shoes. Within 2 weeks your very own custom designed pair of shoes can be delivered to your home. How cool is that! It’s the brain child of Jodie Fox who started the business in her lounge room and it’s now grown it into a global success story.
So I was pretty excited to be able to design my own shoes. It’s not something I’d ever spend my own money on so it made the perfect gift. Mumbala you did good!
So away I went, designing shoe, after shoe, after shoe. The more shoes I designed the more confused I got about what I actually wanted. Heels, sandals, flats??!
It was decision torture for an indecisive Libra like me. But in a good way of course, because… SHOES! There were many nights spent in bed with the ipad… just designing shoes. The huz would ask “what are you doing?” And I’d answer “Oh, I’m designing shoes” and he’d roll his eyes.
I designed twenty-ish different types of shoes, then Christmas and New Years hit, so I took a break from my shoe designing career. I needed to clear my head. A big decision like that could not be rushed!
Then I finally decided on ‘THE shoes’ and placed my order. Here’s just a small selection of some of my designs.
The whole process and the customer service was some of the best I’ve experienced anywhere. Every step of the way I was kept informed with emails of where my shoes were in the production process, cutting, quality control, etc, which only added to the excitement. There was no doubt that a very special delivery of the best quality would be arriving on my door step.
And then, they arrived…
And I unwrapped them…
And I fell in love!
And I’m now totally a shoe designer!
I just need the perfect occasion to wear them!
Have you ever designed your own shoes? What sort of shoes would you design?