- 3 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
I have seen a number of people enquire about Shoes of Prey, the custom shoe design website.
I designed 2 pairs of shoes for my wedding and wanted to post a review about them to help others who think that they might want to design their own wedding shoes.
Why did i decide to custom design my shoe?
My partner is only 4cm taller than me. I wanted to wear heels on my wedding day but did not want to look taller than my partner. I searched for 3 months and was unable to find nice small heels to wear.
What type of shoe did i design?
For my first pair, for my Hindu ceremony, i designed a 1.5inch peep toe sling back.
For my second pair, for my legal ceremony and reception, i designed a 1.5 inch peep toe silver and lace heel.
How much did it cost?
Each pair cost $200AUD each.
I ordered my shoe to my standard size (Euro 42 with a wide fit). My shoes arrived roughly 8 weeks after ordering and they were HUGE. Exactly 2 sizes to big. I contacted the company and they immediately offered to remake the shoe for me. This time round i sent in the measurements of my foot (length and width). It turns out i was a Euro size 40. I sent the shoes back to the company and they gave me a credit for the postage. The shoes were due to arrive the week of my wedding so i requested a rush on the shoe. The company initially refused but i requested a rush 2 weeks later and they were able to accomodate. The second time around the shoes fit like a glove. They were extremely comfortable i wore them all night dancing with no issues. They’re also extremely well made.
As mentioned above the shoes took 8 weeks to arrive and then a further 3 weeks for the new pair. The 2nd time around one of my pairs did not arrive and i had to call the company, they sent it immediately and gave me a $20 credit.The shoes were shipped via DHL and well packaged. The shoes come in a black box. Inside the box you are provided with a shoe bag, shoe accessories (grips, sore spots etc) and extra heel parts. You are also provided with a photo of your shoe.
I was extremely happy with the shoe. Everybody loved them. I would never have been able to purchase anything remotely similiar in a retail store. They were comfortable and very me.
Tips for buyers
Ensure the size you order is absolutely true and correct.
Send in your foot measurements too for extra accuracy.
Allow a mimimum of 12 weeks from your event to order incase there are any issues.
Now for some photos from my photographer of the heels and me in the heels.
Not taller than hubby…yay!
Sand? No problems!