Shoes of Prey
Design your own shoes you say! Mmm this sounds interesting, and it is! Shoes of Prey which was founded by three friends in Sydney, Australia have been providing a shoe design service since 2009 that allows you as a shoe lover to own and possess your perfect pair of shoes … and all designed by your very self. The process is easy as it uses a 3D designer that you can access online from the comfort of your own home, you can choose the heel, toe, materials/fabrics and embellishments.
When you are happy with your perfect design, you pay and they are made. Where are they made? Well the answer is China. Have about six minutes to spare? … then you can watch this short video on how they are made … great stuff …
After you’ve paid and they’ve been made, your glorious shoes are boxed up and shipped to you so that you may parade in them to your hearts content. I love what Shoes of Prey have created and what they offer! You have to give the husband and wife and friend team credit where credit is due … this design your own shoes thing is sure to be the way of the future … actually I’ve heard of a T-Shirt company that offer this service and have recently come to know an Irish company that do shirts but that’s another blog post. Anyhoo, I haven’t purchased yet … I was tempted to create a pair for my wedding but when I create a pair I want really big heels or really casual flats … what I have done though is I’ve spent some glorious time playing with colours, styles and fabrics. The price of your shoes depends on what style you choose. Pricier than what you’d normally spend on a pair of brogues or afford for that matter? … well you have designed them after all … and so onto what I’ve been up to … I was all about the oxford style shoe and loved clashing different colours with different fabrics. I wear leather so have no real issues there, I was a little worried when I saw zebra hair but it’s cowhide styled to appear as zebra hair. The fish-skin and snakeskin looks great, I don’t own any so I don’t know how I really feel about it … but I do eat fish. For those who’d prefer to go animal free, Shoes of Prey have it covered and have a Vegan option … nice. Anyhoo whatcha think of my little designs?
Edwina’s Heeled Oxfords
Made with genuine snakeskin, soft leather, faded leather, shiny leather and suede.
€289 + Free Shipping
Edwina’s Flat Oxfords
Made with genuine fishskin, genuine snakeskin, soft leather and zebra styled cowhide.
€169 + Free Shipping