Imagine designing your own shoes and having them delivered right to your doorstep… You can do just that at Shoes of Prey, a clever little online company. You simply go to their website; pick a style, heel and colour; pay a fee; and wait for your shoe box to arrive. The shoes are a little pricey at around $200 or more but think about how much tie and money would be consumer if you made your own shoes from scratch by yourself? They also have a great returns policy where you have 365 days to return or send the product back for more specifications.
I love this concept because I’m actually not much of a ‘shoe girl’. I always struggle to find a heel, size and look that suits my lifestyle. I do a lot during my week and occasionally weekends can be busy too so I prefer flats like Havainna flip flops or ballet flats or kitten heels. This means I can reach the office, gym, pole class or dinner on time. I love wearing very high heels but only for special occasions and sometimes at the office (I have about 6 pairs of shoes lined up under my desk!).
Here are a couple of style sets I created using Shoes of Prey designed shoes for inspiration this spring.
The looks are: weekend brunch…
… running errands and to/from appointments on the weekend….
and… a special occasion like a fancy, anniversary dinner….
The company also released some very interesting shoe stats from the data they have been collecting over the years….
– The global average heel height is 7cm, but Australian shoe lovers wear, on average, an 8.3cm heel….
– South Australians and Canberrans wear the lowest heels. (As a former Canberran, I’m surprised!!!)
– Queenslanders are most likely to choose flats… (Laid back, relaxed lifestyle perhaps?)
– Women from New South Wales like their heels high.. they generally choose mid-height heels (7cm) or high heels (10cm). (Not me!)
– Victorians are the most likely to choose high heels (10cm).. (Those Melbournians are also so glam!)
I’m yet to try Shoes of Prey myself because I only learned about them a few weeks ago and haven’t had any time – or surplus funds – to treat myself to them! But I’m definitely planning to sometime this year or early next year and will let you know what I think. I just loved the concept and had to tell you about them! Oh and they also have a store at the Elizabeth Street David Jones.
Have you tried them? Let me know your thoughts and experiences in the comments section.