Last spring, I finally realized that the pair of soft grey oxfords I had bought four years ago had fallen apart. Properly, completely fallen apart. I searched everywhere for a replacement, but nothing quite worked for me.
Then, I found Shoes of Prey.
This is one of those make your own shoes online sites. What drew me to this one, besides the truly awesome name, is their reasonable prices and 365 day return or remake.
Things I love: great selection of heel heights, massive selection of colours, up-to-date shapes.
I threw together this d’orsay flat in a cool floral snake imprint leather that I’m pretty keen on, $129 Canadian. I have another pair of much-loved gently pointed black flats that has ended its natural life, and I was bemoaning finding another until I remember I could MAKE SOME. This is perfect for those who struggle finding the shoes they love in the heel height they are comfortable in. If you don’t know where to start, browsing the gallery will give you some ideas, and the Style Advice section is a good resource of curated ideas using the newest shapes and materials.
At the end of all that, your shoes arrive in a gorgeous box with a cloth bag, wrapped with a piece of real ribbon. It’s lovely. And I’m off to go design my new black flats right now…