Wednesday, April 8, 2015

pancakeREVIEW: Shoes of Prey Custom-Designed Sandals

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About three weeks back, I was introduced to the Australian-based shoe retailer, Shoes of Prey. I had never heard of the brand before, but was intrigued when I found out they were launching shop at Nordstrom. I've always associated Nordstrom with great service and quality, so anything the brand partners on, I'm all ears.



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For those who may not be familiar with the brand, Shoes of Prey allows you to custom create your own shoes - sandals, pumps, flats, booties, you name it, they can help you create it. From heel high to print and fabric, your perfect shoe is anything you can imagine. I am quite the indecisive critter, so sometimes having this many options overwhelms me. I was worried that this would be the case when I visited the shop, but I was pleasantly surprised with just how easy it was to create my perfect shoe.

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When I visited the Shoes of Prey section in the women's shoe department, I immediately fell in love with the decor - they had huge flower stems with the petals made out of shoes (so cute!). To help aid in the shoe-making process, Shoes of Prey laid out color, print and fabric swatches all around. Snakeskin, leather, vegan leather, fish scale and more - the options were plentiful. They even had a wall full of shoe options to show examples of what you could create. Creating the actual shoe was a breeze - there shop has iPads to easily navigate the site and create a shoe. The whole process probably took me about 30 minutes - from figuring out what exactly I wanted to checking out.

pancakeSTACKER Blog x Shoes of Prey #ShoesofPrey

pancakeSTACKER Blog x Shoes of Prey #ShoesofPrey

pancakeSTACKER Blog x Shoes of Prey #ShoesofPrey

After three weeks, I received my shoes in the mail. I really appreciated that throughout the weeks, Shoes of Prey would send me a short email updating me on the status of my shoe. This is definitely the first time I've ever created a custom shoe, so I liked that they kept me in the loop, so it wasn't just some online limbo as I waited for my shoes to arrive. When I received my order, the packaging was just as thoughtful as the reminder emails. My custom order arrived in a beautiful black shoebox with a few goodies to spare - a photo of my sandals (to stick on my box, to make finding my shoes in my closet easy peasy), shoe inserts, and a dust bag for my shoe travels. I'm telling you guys - it's the little details that make a dent! My sandals were just as I pictured them, too. I haven't yet had a chance to wear them out, but I can't wait to take them for a well-deserved spin.
Thanks to Shoes of Prey for the lovely custom shoe-designing experience.
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