Anyway, they recently launched boots!!! Cute little ankle booties that I've actually been wanting to buy for over a year now. In the warmer months, I don't want to wear my knee-high leather boots, but sometimes I also don't want to wear open-toe sandals. For my short shorts and skirts, I think I look less "naked" when I pair them with ankle boots instead of heels (which can inadvertently make you look like a stripper). So of course, I just had to make myself a pair ;)
The Shoes of Prey folk were very patient with me whilst I bombarded them with emails back-and-forth about sizing, padding in the sole, and what would look good. I then created my design, which is really easy in their online tool. And thus began the wait - the most painful part about custom made shoes - as it takes 8 weeks.
My shoe in the design stage
The boots arrived this week, beautifully wrapped. I love the chic black Shoes of Prey box, that's lined and padded on the inside and comes with a photo of your shoes (to stick on the box for easy identification) and also comes with a lovely velvet shoe bag for travel. I was actually quite surprised at the quality of the shoes - they were really sold and all the stitching was so tight. Love the attention to detail! The leather was perfectly selected, and it was well made.
They fit me perfectly :) I think they'd look fantastic with short shorts/skirt, or with leggings and a dress. The leather is smooth and thick, so I won't freak out if it rains, and also when I walk down Shanghai's dirty streets. So pleased with them. I'm eyeing a pair of ballet flats now, but I'm on a shopping ban for the rest of the year (errr... hopefully) so musttttt..... refraaaaiinnn.....
My review/experience of my previous Shoes of Prey shoes here.
The luxe box and personalised letter
My booties happily nestled inside
Black leather with leopard peek-a-boo trim
Love the padding in the heel
On me :)
The photo Shoes of Prey sent me when they were completed