I don’t know about you peachies but I’m super picky about my shoes and nowadays have a penchant for cute flats. Gone are the days where I run amuck town in heels and gone are the nights of dancing without feeling my feet. For me, comfort is key and for a bride who is going to be on her feet from the wee hours of the morning until the party goers are ready to go home, comfort should most definitely be key too. It’s a pity though that comfortable shoes don’t always come in the funky, pretty, sparkly styles that we always drool over in shoe stores, so many of us will actually endure the pain just to sport some gorgeously fashionable shoes. But, let me tell you here, it’s actually possible to find some comfortable, yet super stylish shoes that ticks all the boxes for your big day. It’s as simple as three words – custom made shoes. Whether you want some 5 inch fuchsia stilettos with a flirty bow on the back or a pair of simple 3 inch yellow slingbacks with some sparkly embellishments, it’s not a problem at all. Sometimes it is really hard to find the exact pair of shoes to match the colours and theme of your wedding so being able to play around with your shoe design makes shoe shopping all the more fun – plus they’re made to your feet which ensures that you’ll last all day without complaints. I had my sweet peach wedding shoes custom made and I had no complaints on the day about my feet – which I’m sure the hubby can tell you, does not happen usually.
Like most girls, I love a beautiful pair of shoes… but personally, I end up choosing comfort over designer brands any day of the week; after all, you can’t go wrong with a pair of stunning heels that you can dance the night away in pain-free, particularly on your wedding day! With weddings commonly lasting from the wee hours of the morning until the midnight oil is well burnt out, a pair of comfortable heels is a must. But as we all know, style beauty and comfort don’t always come hand in hand, especially when it comes to dressing up your feet. The solution? Custom shoes!
Custom shoes are perfect for brides who have a particular design in mind or want to tweak the colour, material, heel height, toe shape or decorations to match your dress or theme. Gone are the days where brides have to wear plain traditional white or ivory shoes, so why not have some fun with designing your own wedding shoes whilst also ensuring that your feet will last the day in comfort! I was a bride looking for comfortable 3-inch peach peep-toes, so being able to have them custom made saved me a lot of unnecessary headaches.
Think you might want to custom make a pair of shoes for your big day too? Then check out my top three custom wedding shoe stores in Hong Kong. They may be the answer to your prayers!
A cosy store situated in the heart of Causeway Bay, DYOS is furnished with comfy sofas, pretty chandeliers, glass displays full of different heel types and other shoe parts – the perfect place to treat your feet to something special! Whether you want to want to custom make your shoes completely (where they trace and measure your feet out in detail) or buy their to-order made shoes based on their existing shoe collection and sizes plus a few minor tweaks (e.g. the heel height, fabric, colour or extra cushioning), you’ll definitely be satisfied with your purchase.
For their custom-made option, you should allocate 3 months in total (6-8 weeks for your first fitting and another 3-4 weeks for additional fittings) and for to-order made shoes, you’ll be waiting 6 weeks for your first fitting, so start designing and shopping for your shoes early! The prices at DYOS range from around $700 up to $2000 depending on the design of your shoes.
1/F, 33 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2204 3043, email@example.com
DYOS Bridal, 1/F, 38-40 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Another sweet little affordable shoe find in the heart of Causeway Bay is Heels – and they even have a Central store too! With a large collection of shoe styles (you can choose from boots, sandals, platforms, stilettos, ballerina shoes… the list is endless!) and books of leather available for browsing, you can pretty much take a shoe from the store and tweak it any way you’d like. Whilst they don’t trace your feet, they use their standard sizes to ensure which size will be the most comfortable. The prices at Heels range from around $380-600 depending on the style of shoe so if you’re looking for a comfortable pair of shoes to match your wedding day attire without breaking the bank, then Heels is definitely a must-try option. They’re so affordable you could make a test pair first to try it out in advance of your big day!
1/F, 6 Cannon Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2881 0600
2/F, 83 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2854 0883
Tucked away in the corner of Admiralty Centre (Sassy tip: Exit A from Admiralty MTR) is a tiny shoe store, LIII LIII Shoes… and don’t be put off by the messy market-like mountains of shoes because this store really a hidden gem. No matter what you have in mind, the Chan brothers will make it from scratch, tracing your feet to get it absolutely perfect, regardless of the number of fittings it takes. You can base your shoes on their existing collection, bring a photo of an existing shoe that takes your fancy, copy one of your existing shoes but in different colours or fabrics, or mix and match – anything you want, they’ll discuss it with you in lengthy detail to get it right! You can even add extra cushioning to make your shoes that little bit more comfortable.
With a turnaround time of two weeks from the first fitting, this is a definite plus for brides who are following a particular timeframe. The prices at LIII LIII Shoes range from around $2000-3000 depending on the design of your shoes.
Shop No 75, 1/F, Tower 2 Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong, 2136 9739 or 2865 3989, firstname.lastname@example.org