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Create your own Shoes with Made in Me: Review

It isn't much of a secret that I love shoes. However, I often find it hard to get flats that are just a little bit different, as well as being well fitted. So when Made in Me got in touch and asked if I would like to try out their custom made shoes, made to your own design, who was I to say no?

To try out the whole process of designing shoes with them Made in Me, sent me a gift voucher covering enough to buy the basic design and accessories, anything over this I had to pay for myself.

What is the Made in Me design process like?

The design process is pretty simple, you just need to head over to their website, choose the style of shoe you would like to design and then get playing with the design programme inbuilt into the website.

Made in Me Shoes, Screen shot of shoe design programme on their webpage

I personally went for a design I felt I could wear every day, a soft black leather rounded toe ballet shoe, with black sole, silver leopard fantasy back (this is a premium add on) and a smoked nickel toe plate.

There are of course other options you can choose, such as adding on straps alongside a number of different back and toe adornments and the website simply and easily walks you through each step.

Made in Me Shoes Black Soft Leather Round Toe Ballet Shoes with Silver Leopard Fantasy Heels and Smoked Nickle Toe Plate. Picture Shoes one shoe from the side and one from the front.

How about the sizing?

To help you make sure you should be ordering the correct size shoes, there is a size guide on the Made in Me website, which includes instructions on how to measure your feet to help you get the perfect fit. Now I did follow the guide and I did measure my feet, but sadly my first pair of shoes didn't fit me..

This left me a bit worried as often if you have something custom made, you cannot return. However, this isn't a worry with Made in Me, they are happy to swap your shoes, should there be a sizing error, or even refund you should some other issues come to light.

Made in Me Shoes Black Soft Leather Round Toe Ballet Shoes with Silver Leopard Fantasy Heels and Smoked Nickle Toe Plate. Picture Shoes one shoe from the side and one from the front. - View from the side..

How long does the process take?

Your personal design process can be as quick or as long as you want, if you don't have much time to put a pair together they have some readymade designs you can play with, or you can spend hours changing your mind on what really is your perfect combination.

Once you have placed your order, your design is sent to be made by Spanish Artisans, at this point, for normal shipping; you are looking at around 4 – 5 week wait for them to arrive with you. If you need your shoes quicker there is the option to pay more for quicker shipping.

Made in Me Shoes Black Soft Leather Round Toe Ballet Shoes with Silver Leopard Fantasy Heels and Smoked Nickle Toe Plate. Picture Shoes one shoe from the side and one from the front. - Close up of Toe Detail

What is the quality like?

Personally I can't see anything wrong with these shoes, they seems like they will hold up to being used long term, there are no loose threads and there is most definitely nothing that screams “cheap”.

That said I do feel the fact you are designing your own shoes is where a lot of the cost goes, as there isn't anythingΒ extra special about quality of the shoes.Β They are to me, just a good pair of shoes, which if you bought pre-made would be of average price.

Made in Me Shoes Black Soft Leather Round Toe Ballet Shoes with Silver Leopard Fantasy Heels and Smoked Nickle Toe Plate. Picture Shoes one shoe from the side and one from the front. - Close up of Heel Detail

Overall thoughts on Made in Me.

Personally I love the idea of having designed your own shoes, it isn't something I would do for day to day wear, however I would certainly think about having another pair made for a special occasion.

I found the whole process easy to follow and I like the fact you can treat people to giftcard's as well as being able to design your own.

If you want to find out more about Made in Me, please do head over to their website.

What do you think of the sound of Made in Me shoes; would you like to design yourself a pair?

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This article has 86 comments

  1. Margaret

    What a great idea
    Never heard of this before
    Certainly one to look at

  2. Stephanie Merry

    I’ve not heard of this before but love the idea, especially if it’s for a special occasion x

  3. danasia fantastic

    This is such an interesting concept. I like the look of the shoes you created. I would do something like this if it were for a special occasion for sure!

  4. Jeanette

    OHHHH this would be so fun to do! I would LOVE to do this and so would my friend who has a MAJOR shoe love! LOL I will have to check this out!

  5. robin Rue

    I am obsessed with shoes, so I would jump at the chance to design my own. What a cool idea.

  6. Jodie Whitham

    It’s great! It’s good when you’re fussy or if you have a style in mind x

  7. Natalie Ann

    Gorgeous shoes πŸ™‚

    Natalie Ann xo

  8. tara pittman

    How cool that you can make you own shoes. I love what you choose for the backs

  9. emma white

    oh yes this sounds and looks amazing and I so need to go and take a further look at this as would love to design my own shoes

  10. Rebecca Bryant

    those are some cute shoes. they look to go with everything.

  11. Eazynazy

    woww never heard about this before…loved your shoe…though am not good at designing one but will definitely give a try …thnx for sharing πŸ™‚

  12. tee simpson

    how fab. i would love to design my own shoe, yours looks lovely

  13. Stephanie Jeannot

    I love the idea of creating your own shoe. Makes a difference to put your own self into what you will wear on your body.

  14. hannah

    I think this is a really good idea. I’ve never created my own shoes x

  15. Shirley Wood

    What a cool site to be able to design your own shoes. I know lots of women who would love this! Yours are really pretty. I especially like the silver leopard back.

  16. Mandy Carter

    This is an interesting concept that I had never heard of or considered doing. But I can see how it would be really cool for a special event

  17. Alicia Taylor

    What a great idea! You can’t get any more “your style” than creating it yourself. I didn’t even know this was an option.

  18. Tina

    This would be a perfect gift idea. I know my daughter would love to design her own shoes. I like that you were able to return them for the correct size!

  19. Liz Mays

    I do like the idea of designing the perfect pair of shoes. I like the ones you made! It’s cool that the process was easy.

  20. Ana De- Jesus

    I would love to be able to make my own shoes and I love yours with the silver point , it looks gorgeous x

  21. Diana Rambles

    What a fun idea. I would want to get tie-dye print shoes.

  22. Shirley

    Ohh it sounds so good. Seems to be perfect gift idea and make your own style. Thanks for sharing this unique idea.

  23. sarah

    So cool! I’ve never heard of this but I LOVE shoes so I’ll be checking it out. I’d love to design my own shoes.

  24. Jeni Hawkins

    This is really neat! I would love to be able to design my own pair of shoes.

  25. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    That is the coolest thing ever! I have never heard of making my own shoes. Very awesome.

  26. Amy Desrosiers

    These are really nice and a design I would wear. I love that you can design your own shoes too.

  27. Tara

    This sounds quite interesting. This would be perfect when shopping for shoes for a wedding too.

  28. Claudia Krusch

    I would love to design my own shoes. I am definitely going to check this out. I need a nice pair of shoes for spring.

  29. gingermommyrants

    This would be amazing for my Daughter. She has a passion for designing her own clothes. I know she is going to love designing her own shoes.

  30. Meenal Ranka

    The shoes look so good. What an amazing idea to design you own shoes. Loved it!!

  31. Cathi

    A very novel idea. I’d love to wear shoes of my own design. And so perfect for a personalized gift!

  32. Candice Nikeia

    I’ve never heard of “Made In Me” but it sounds amazing from your review! I love the idea of custom making your own shoes. I think this experience would make a great gift for my mom because she a shoe lover! Thanks for informing us about this awesome brand!

  33. Jonna

    I can’t wait to try these out! It looks like so much fun. Thanks for introducing me to them!

  34. Annemarie LeBlanc

    This is awesome. I even like the company’s name – Made in Me. I mean, who wouldn’t want to have custom made shoes? I will seriously look into this for an upcoming wedding in the family this year.

  35. Elizabeth O.

    I definitely dig the concept! The shoes will be unique and it’s something that you’re going to cherish since you picked the designs! I loved how yours turned out.

  36. Anosa

    I never learned about this yet and yes! I will definitely like to design my own pair of shoes!

  37. Jemma

    This is such a lovely idea. The idea of customising your own shoes really appeals to me.

  38. Toni | Boulder Locavore

    This is amazing! I haven’t heard of this site before! Thank you for sharing this! I can’t wait to try it! I can think of so many designs I would love! πŸ˜€

  39. Rhian Westbury

    I think if I needed a very specific pair of shoes to go with a special outfit or something I’d do this but not for a general day to day pair x

  40. Whatlauraloves

    OMG creating my own shoes would be like a dream come true! I’d love to do this. The ones you’ve made are beautiful- perfect for day and night xxx

  41. Agata

    Totally love what you’ve created! This is such a great idea and yes, I would love to design a pair for myself too.

  42. carissa garabedian

    This is neat idea, I have not heard of this before, but could see having this done for a pair of shoes I would wear all the time, that go with almost everything, to be sure I got good use from them.
    Thanks for the info


    It’s lovely that you can design your ow pair of shoes for a special occasion, that really is a great idea. You did a great job with your design.

  44. Jay Simms

    This is so cool!! I never knew there was a service like this.

  45. Michelle Waller

    I am in LOVE with these!! I would love to make a few pairs for myself.

  46. Lianne

    Oh wow I love this idea, how fun! I’d love to design my own. Yours are very cute!

  47. Tanya Brannan

    Oh My GOSH!!! What an amazing thing to be able to do! I am a shoe fanatic so to be able to buy some that I had designed really appeals to me! Thanks fore the review… off to check on the company now x

  48. Nikki

    This is such a brilliant idea! When my brother got married, my mom went to like 100 stores looking for the right pair of shoes to go with her dress (which also took 100 trips to pick out). This would have made life SO much easier!

  49. Lauren Gee

    What a great idea, I can never find shoes exactly how I want them so this would be perfect for me πŸ™‚

  50. Rachel

    Oooh as a shoe-addict, this is such an amazing idea! I love it! xo

  51. Fatima Torres of MTME

    I’ve always wanted to try something like this!

  52. Brianne

    What! Why is this only just now a thing?! How cool. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  53. Penelope

    These are lovely – I think this is a fab idea! Not least as I’m an awkwards size. I bet they’re terrifically comfy too.

  54. Sarahjane Wood

    I often spend so much time on websites like these designing my own shoes hoping one day I can afford to buy them ha

  55. Baby Isabella

    What a novel concept! Love that you can personalise them to your tastes! We’re going to check it out!

  56. The London Mum

    I LOVE the idea of this!!! I always have colours and designs I’d love to see played out into reality.

  57. Surekha

    This is amazing! I actually made my own sneakers once with converse and I still look at them as something I designed, lol!

  58. Wildish Jess

    What a clever idea! Not my style but I know I could make some that are!

  59. Misty Dawn Nelson

    Wow, This is absolutely a great ideas, I love the ideas of customizing a shoes. I would love to try

  60. rachael phillips

    i am loving your style! i really want to have a go at designing my own shoes now lol, maybe when i get back from holiday i’ll give it a whirl.

  61. Helen

    I so need to go and take a further look at this as would love to design my own shoes

  62. Tamsin

    These are awesome. I would totally love to design a pair myself!

  63. Izzie

    I used to work as a shoe fitter for both kids and adults and this kind of thing would have saved me a lot of hair pulling back then! If only eh.
    I would love to design my own but I think it would have to be a special occasion with some birthday money or something. I wonder if you can put pictures of cats on?

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