Dream Heels is not just an online shopping place, it is also a great spot for women who share the same affinity for shoes. This place is for those who have a great eye for style and dream of becoming a designer. The website is built to cater to your shoe shopping needs while also egging you to let out your creativity skills. If you have always wanted to be a shoe designer, this might just be the perfect opportunity for you to showcase your skills.
The company works differently than most custom shoe companies in the online market. They have constructed a special contest that encourages everyone to submit shoe designs – simple, bold or whatever tickles your fancy. You have to download their Design Template as well as their 3D Shoe Viewer to participate in the contest. When your design work has been submitted, the community can critique it and people/visitors can vote on your entry. If declared the winner, you will win $250 cash, $250 store credit and 50 cents for each pair of your designed shoe that’s sold online. Plus, you also have the bragging rights of being a shoe designer too.
However, the shoe style is very limited in the website because they only have the classic pointed-toe pump. Although you can go crazy with the print design, you will not be able to personalize the shoe’s silhouette, toe, sole or heel. Their shop category is also currently very limited, as only 2 shoe options are available. Each is priced at $120.
They ship internationally (to most countries) and offer free shipping & returns for continental USA. You can check if your country is included in the list by going to their website. Their return policies state that products can be returned for refunds or exchanges within 14 days of ordering. You will need to fill out and submit a return form before shipping back the product.
We find Dream Heels to be a great place for shoe lovers to join a community. However, the product options are too limited and as the site mostly focuses on design contests, this is not really the best place for shoe shopping.
Alternatives to Dream Heels:
Shoes of Prey, Nina Shoes, Atelier Shoes, Upper Street London, Maguba and Milk and Honey Shoes have the most stylish selections among the sites we have reviewed.