Oh So Stylish!

Check out these sets we created with shoes designed by our friends on Polyvore!

Design your own shoes today at ShoeDesignStudio.com, and show off your style by matching them with the season’s trendiest outfits! What a great way to inspire creativity and promote originality!

Au Jardin D’amour

Au Jardin D'amour

La Vie En Rose

La Vie En Rose

Fashion accessory forecast for Spring 2012

When reviewing the looks and details of fashion in 2011, bigger did seem to be better this year. Fortunately, at the Shoe Design Studio, you can design a shoe to go with any style!

Truly a new year in every sense including fashion and accessories, 2012 is looking a bit different.  Bright colors are making way for pastels, and have been dropped to merely accent status when it comes to accessories for the coming year.

Pretty pale pinks paired with shimmering silvers are taking over bags and jewelry this spring, weaving the colors and textures together.  The hand-held clutch is the “it” bag of the coming season.

This spring, choose a long waist belt that wraps around you multiple times. Wear these belts in color, using bright shades to complement an outfit rather than frame it.

Hair pieces will be very much in focus this year. Look for oversized hair clips with lots of detail, and in feminine designs and shapes. Thin alice bands in pastel shades and subtle, bronzed metallic will be popular this year, too.

The theme and tone for accessories this year is pretty, feminine and subtle. That doesn’t mean it has to look understated – mix up statement colors and layer lots of pieces for a more intense look.

Delicate is in, so choose accessories that are graceful, soft and accentuate the feminine.

Get Your Holiday Sparkle on with The Shoe Design Studio!

Share Your Holiday Sparkle with The Shoe Design Studio!

Happy Holidays!! This festive season, we want to get to know you – our fans! …

So we’re asking you to show off your holiday spirit by sharing your happy moments and good cheer with us here at The Shoe Design Studio for the chance to win the OPI Holiday 2011 Mini Collection set! To enter, simply post a full body photo of yourself in your holiday outfit on our Facebook wall and give a short description of where you’ll be going or what you’ll be doing this holiday!

That’s it! You’re entered to win! The entry with the most ‘LIKES’ wins OPI’s Holiday 2011 set!

Contest ends 30th November 2011.

Happy holidays everyone! We can’t wait to see how gorgeous you’re going to look!

Ten Great Reasons to Design Your Own Shoes

There are so many reasons why you should create your own custom made pair of shoes at The Shoe Design Studio. You can express your own personal style, create a work of art for your feet, and do both for a much lower price than you would have to pay for a pair of shoes designed by someone who doesn’t know you nearly as well as you know yourself.

But were you aware that there are solid medical reasons for having shoes custom made to your own measurements? We wanted to share this medical information provided by MedicineNet.com, a website filled with great information created by physicians.

Wearing comfortable shoes that fit well can prevent many foot ailments and they have provided ten tips for getting a proper shoe fit:

  1. The size of your feet changes as you grow older so always have your feet measured before buying shoes. The best time to measure your feet is at the end of the day when your feet are largest. 
  2. Most of us have one foot that is larger than the other, so fit your shoe to your larger foot.
  3. Don’t select shoes by the size marked inside the shoe but by how the shoe fits your foot.
  4. Select a shoe that is shaped like your foot.
  5. During the fitting process, make sure there is enough space (3/8″ to 1/2″) for your longest toe at the end of each shoe when you are standing up.
  6. Make sure the ball of your foot fits comfortably into the widest part of the shoe.
  7. Don’t buy shoes that feel too tight and expect them to stretch to fit.
  8. Your heel should fit comfortably in the shoe with a minimum amount of slipping – the shoes should not ride up and down on your heel when you walk.
  9. Walk in the shoes to make sure they fit and feel right. Then take them home and spend some time walking on carpet to make sure the fit is a good one.
  10. The upper part of the shoes should be made of a soft, flexible material to match the shape of your foot. Shoes made of leather can reduce the possibility of skin irritations. Soles should provide solid footing and not be slippery. Thick soles cushion your feet when walking on hard surfaces. Low-heeled shoes are more comfortable, safer, and less damaging than high-heeled shoes.

So head over to our site today and get designing! Not only will you be creating shoes that are unique and stylish, you will be doing the very best thing you can for your feet and your body!