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Designing Your Own Shoes

Medha Godbole Mar 12, 2020
If you want to design shoes, go ahead because it a great way to show your creativity as well as your aesthetic sense. In case you are wondering how to do it, read on...
"I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end, and I'm a big shoe girl."
Amy Adams
We have a few friends who are obsessed with footwear and they almost squeal at the sight of their favorite kind of footwear. That squealing is no less than any of those in an Agatha Christie or Sherlock Holmes thriller! Nevertheless, the point is that they are crazy about footwear.
So then we came up with a conclusion that they will design their own shoes some day!
In case this happens to get your adrenaline rushing, especially the ladies reading, you surely would not mind knowing how to do it, right?
How to Design Shoes

Sole #1

The framework is extremely essential to create anything. The same rule applies to shoes as well. Before you make them, you need to have a design in mind. Further, you also need to have a clear idea as to what kind of shoes do you want. Are they going to be sneakers, heels, moccasins or anything else.
Sole #2

After you decide which shoes you want, you can start off then by sketching a probable pair. For this too, you can take help of websites. This will be more rewarding and satisfying rather than customizing the already made ones.
Sole #3

As you now know the style of your shoes, all you need to do is to get the requisite material and make them as per your design - the most common things you would need are soles, leather, any embellishments like ribbon or paint and the making tools. You are all set then! Just go ahead, finish designing and making the shoes!
Online Designing

Starting Off

To start off, let us get the fact straight that when you are online, you are not designing them from scratch. They are already made but you have a lot of customization options; the effect is as such that they have been from scratch and are totally in sync with your taste.
The Next Step

Log on to the website of the company you want to make shoes from - Nike, Adidas, and the likes. You name it and the style is there - heels, pumps, flats, and so on, and available in the usual shoe making material. After you make your choice, there will be options for personalization and customization.
Width of the Shoes

Have narrow or wide feet? Well, almost every style you choose will have a medium, wide, and narrow option at all the footwear brand websites. See, so you need not worry about that!
Size it Up

Check out your size while you are designing your own shoes on the website. There is hardly a chance that you would not find your size. You would find a section including styles meant for big sizes. The normal range is between size 4 and 10 for women's shoes.
Heel and Sole Curry

This customization is so fabulous that you get the choice to even pick the height of your heels on some websites. In addition to that you can also choose a color, for which you would be spoiled for choice. This applies to the whole shoe as well. Insoles are also available online for a nominal charge.
There can be some slight variations in the options and interface of the website, but these are the standard factors where maximum customization is done. So fiddle and play with these and get the shoes you exactly are longing for! Happy shoe making!