If there’s one thing that’s for certain it’s that we LOVE shoes here at The Brand Detective, so imagine our delight upon discovering Upper Street Shoes – a really easy to use website where you design your very own shoes.
You decide on every design aspect from the style, heel height, colour of the insole, whether to add a strap, embellishment – the list is endless and ensures you end up with a truly unique shoe. There’s an incredible choice of fabrics, colours, animal prints that will have you feeling like a true pro. Here are some we designed whilst playing, ahem – we mean researching:) the options available…
Stage one – designing the shoe couldn’t have been simpler (apart from choosing from the numerous beautiful styles we’d designed – that was very hard!) Once we’d decide and headed to the checkout we were told that we can expect our piece of art (let’s be honest that’s what these are! ) in six weeks which is perfect as they’re to go with a fab dress for a very posh wedding so should be here in plenty of time.
Prices for the shoes start from £195 for a ballet flat and £230 for a Court shoe (see Price table below) – not cheap we know, but for a special occasion these really are a great option – you’re guaranteed no-one else will have a pair and they’ll give you a satisfied swagger as you shimmy along in a pair of shoes YOU’VE designed – just be ready for the bucket loads of compliments
These are an amazing idea for a wedding shoe and actually very reasonable when you compare to the bog standard bridal shoes on offer – and as if by magic Upper Street are actually running a competition to win your very own hand designed wedding shoe here: http://upperstreet.com/blog/2012/03/win-your-dream-wedding-shoes/
We’ll be posting images of our exquisite shoes once they arrive with us…can’t wait eek!!!
Let us know what you think? Have you used the service yourself? send us photos of your designs if so …
Guide Prices for Upper Street’s shoe design service
|Ballet flat …………………………………..||£195|
|Court shoe/Sandal ……………………….||£230|
|Platform shoe/Sandal …………………..||£265|
|Premium materials (satin, snake or animal)|