12 shoe-makers who'll customize the shoe of your dreams!
When it comes to customization, the world is your oyster. From visualizing a unique outfit, you love, that’ll make everyone go, “Where did you get that?” to personalized handbags and so on, almost anything can turn into your canvas. The same works for shoes. And if you like us believe your shoe style reflects your personality & arguably hints at your daily mood then we’ve done some digging & discovered shoe-makers who’ll let you express yourself by creating pieces from heel to toe in just about any style, color, and texture imaginable. So, whether you’ve got – narrow or wide, small or gigantic feet, they’ll not only keep your shoe game on fleek but will also arouse envy in all those who see you stride! And, here goes
#1 Who? Himali Doshi
What? For brides who refuse to go unnoticed, her bold, bespoke & contemporary line of high heels, flats etc are spot on!
Why? Versatile enough to pair with a power suit or laid-back look too, her OMG-worthy, pieces are guaranteed to score you best-dressed status while you head for a formal affair or a casual scene.
#2 Who? Oceedee
What? Sleek, check! Minimal, check! Urban, check! For that extra dose of character, their online studio lets you envision, personalize & preview your design. And we so like the sound of that!
Why? Because there’s no chance of you going wrong with kaleidoscopic patterns on heels or kickass cylindrical ones. Style them with a structured dress or denims & you’re good to go.
#3 Who? Sanchita Ajjampur
What? No one injects that boho-luxe vibe in their custom shoe line, quite like her. From chunky flatforms to frayed slides and so on most of them score’s high on our must-have list.
Why? Step up your wanderlust wardrobe by dressing them up with feminine outfits or pair them down with off-duty denims.
What? Allow their dream inducing pieces with a kitschy pop vibe and unmatched, custom fit footwear experience to satiate your appreciation for prints, pattern etc.
Why? Raise your shoe game with their platform wedges or the knotted slides which will easily take you to a brunch, the beach and beyond, in style.
#5 Who? Tissr by Akhil Khanna and Priya
What? Fresher than your plain ‘ol sneakers, loafers etc their uniquely woven ones will get you thinking that settling for anything lesser than a tailored pair, just isn’t your thing!
Why? As you play being a tourist or run errands, these throw-on-and-go shoes work for a cool-girl look. Our favourite way to wear them? With a slogan tee & boyfriend jeans, of course.
What? Ever thought of making conscious changes in your closet? For starters, consider their customized, cruelty-free shoes as these take on new meaning with the use of raw materials like jute, spun silk, cork, etc.
Why? Honestly, these are sure shot winners in our eyes. Having endless styling possibilities, we’re going to dare you to run out of ways to team them up.
#7 Who? Aprajita Toor
What? From inscribing your initials to name, slogans and probably even secrets etc onto your custom fit pair, she’ll let you add all sorts of personal touches to your heart’s content!
Why? Frankly, do you need a reason? Okay if you insist, toss her Kolapuri heels or brogues under offbeat & classic Indian outfits. Or with resort wear, daytime dresses.
#8 Who? Fizzy Goblet by Laksheeta Govil
What? Channel your inner artist by mixing textures, embroideries and so on because at this label you’ll get a chance to have your own take on jutti’s, loafers etc. Fyi, these tend to lend their star power to all your winning looks.
Why? Because what’s not to love about her colourful shoes? Plus, you should totally team these with Patiala suits, dresses, pants and so on.
What? Whoever said metallic spikes and pompoms over sandals or slippers etc are not exactly a match made in heaven, never come across a bespoke pair by them!
Why? Because bad days are practically impossible when your handcrafted shoes are this on point. Style them with maxi dresses & shifts for that effortless, globetrotter vibe.
#10 Who? Tiesta.in by Helly Jogatar
What? Equals parts bold and refined, their portal offers 9 pre-designed signature styles with 3D design technology. So, it’s safe to say that designing your pair will keep you busy for hours on end.
Why? If you can’t commit to an all metallic or casual look but feel like inspiring a sense of practical glamour, then her mocassins or semi-boots are it for chic and boho outfits.
What? If you can’t seem to get over androgynous fashion, then make her your go-to as she’s got skills to take your obsession to the next level just by incorporating cool cut-outs, color blocking etc to your personalized pair.
Why? Because you can literally treat her oxfords, brogues etc as the building blocks of any look. Her styles are sophisticated enough for the office but work with boyfriend jeans & skirts for the weekend too.
What? Take a walk on the vegan side with her PETA approved custom-made tassel sandals, glitter flats etc which are nothing short of being playful and cool.
Why? Because they practically go with everything & have the ability to effortlessly convert the most understated look into a fun one!
And you know what’s cooler than all of them bringing out the designer in you? Your shoes will be unlike anything else out there!
Written by Amaira Chhabria