Check out all the ways to design or customize your own shoes online. From sneakers to heels, make your perfect pair then own ‘em! Below, I have featured many sites that can help you create. For each of these sites I typically give: a brief review; the price range; the number of styles you can choose from; the different features; and previews of their designing platforms via thumbnails. Check out the “Software” tab up above if you are interested in learning more about taking design a step further.
Men, women, and kids all choose from 7 different styles of Reebok shoes to customize. Prices range from $79 to $105. Reebok’s customizing options are some of the best and I especially like the view of someone wearing the designed shoe (it helped me decide which designs looked the best). Check out the Classic Leather Low shoes: they can be made to look very fashionable for most casual situations. Also, if you’re crazy about an MLB, NHL, or NFL team, make your buddies jealous by adding a team emblem to your shoes!
For only $34.95, Zazzle.com allows you to design your own sandals! Guaranteed to ship within 2-3 weeks of your order, the designing possibilities are endless. Choose from many colors and patterns for your shoes, but more importantly import your own colors, pictures, or patterns. You can also add text. Zazzle uses retail-quality flip flops with a unique state-of-the-art printing technique that enables designs to be bright, brilliant, and resilliant to wear&tear. Above is an example I made really quickly just using ms paint and the editors on zazzle.com! Important Note: Zazzle will deny any design that violates their “Acceptable Content Guidelines“
Go to Zazzle.com and start designing!!
Milk & Honey is a rising champion in women’s shoe fashion. Created out of the dreams and passions of two sisters, Milk & Honey pleasantly helps you design the perfect shoe. Start your creation with either pumps, platform pumps, sandals, platform sandals, flat sandals, flats, wedges, oxfords, flat oxfords loafers, boots, or booties! From there, you’ll have a lot of options with the toes, backs, straps, heels, and accessories. The really fun part is deciding on the material and the colors of your shoes. They have over 15 types of material ranging from leather to snakeskin to the popular pony hair, and then many colors and patterns within those materials. Milk & Honey has a great customer service program to help you out with any questions you may have along the way. Prices range from around $200-$300. And oh yeah, many celebrities are making shoes with Milk & Honey. Just check out their press page.
Go to milkandhoneyshoes.com to begin.
Nike is everywhere and will always be popular. They were one of the pioneering companies that began the whole custom-shoe craze, and it makes sense that their NikeID site is so awesome. Once you get there, choose between a large number (I got tired counting them all) of athletic shoes to customize. There are tons of details you can customize including: colors, materials, text, width, and more. My brother recently made a pair of Nike Dunks and he gets compliments daily. Prices range from $90 to $220. The thumbnail below is an example of only 10 of their many styles to choose from.
Go to NIKEiD.com and start designing your very own NIKE shoes!
Chiko Shoes is a great avenue if you are truly wanting to become a women’s shoe designer as a career or business opportunity. They work with you from preliminary sketches all the way to your final product. This is one of the only sites that allow you to transform a shoe from your imagination all the way to a final product, and you can even make your own logo to brand your creations. Chiko Shoes is definitely aimed for the serious designers and those that are looking to sell lines of shoes. If you are looking to create just one pair of shoes, I’d recommend using one of the other sites, like Milk&Honey. Check out Chiko Shoes and live out your dream!
Design your own Vans shoes by choosing from the slip-on, old skool, era, or (newly added) the 106-style shoes to customize! There are mens, womens, boys, youth, and even toddler-sized shoes. Choose from many different colors and patterns to truly create your very own. Vans’ new custom chat & share functions allow friends to collaborate and inspire each other online in their unique designs. It’s pretty awesome in that you can make your shoe and then using their share feature, text or email it to your buddy for his/her say. Prices range from $45 to $70.
Atelier Shoes lets you choose between 7 styles of women’s heels to fully customize and make your own. With their newly launched Online Design Studio, tons of options for colors and impressive materials (snakeskin, ostrich, crocodile, and leopard fur to name a few) are available for your shoes! There are even options to add straps and buckles. Want to design a shoe line for your boutique or need something else for your potential masterpiece? Atelier will work with you to make it happen. Prices range from $190 to $265. Click on the thumbnails below to see the styles of shoes and the customizing options. Alright?!