You usually resort to tailoring when it comes to your dresses, but you don’t imagine that your feet can also benefit from a custom style. After all, shoes vary not only in size and model, but also in the materials they are made, the colors – that can be combined with each other – and then the details, from the eyelets to the laces.
How to create custom dress shoes
Hockerty allows you to create your own custom shoes through a really simple 3D configurator. You can choose from about 7 shoe models – ranging from elegant Oxford to the more casual Chelsea – with the possibility of customizing the whole body or the vamp, the facing, the hellcap and the tongue individually. For each of these parts, in fact, can be chosen suede, for greater softness and comfort, both opaque and glossy; or Italian Calf Leather, for greater elegance and finally suede. All in different colors.
To complete the operation, you can also choose the type of toe, the material of the sole, the laces you love most and the type of eyelet. All viewable in real time through the configurator so as to have a faithful preview of the shoe as it will be made.
How to pair dress boots
In this post I decided to create lace-up ankle boots because I think they can create a more original look the idea where they emerge from a traditional dress. In fact I chose to wear a Harry Brown solid color dress so that I could play a lot more with the customization of the lace-up ankle boots. The ones you see in this post have the vamp in a beautiful shade of burgundy, while the rest of the shoe is in beige. In this way, instead of matching the color of the ankle boots to the shade of the dress, I played on color contrasts.
The shoes are made in Spain and the entire making process takes around 20 days, including home delivery with the custom shoes that come packaged in a protective box with Hockerty engraving. All the info can be found on the site.
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