One of the top companies of custom shirts has recently ventured into custom shoes. iShoes is the new project of iTailor and we are glad to inform you of this fresh custom shoe website. Their site is still pretty new compared to the other sites we have reviewed but definitely very worthy of the spotlight.
Like their main site iTailor, the iShoes website boasts a clean and crisp look, with a great layout that’s easy on the eyes. Currently though, they only offer men’s custom shoes and there are only a few styles available. The only styles offered on the site are classic men’s dress shoes: Oxford, Derby, Loafer and Fashion.
These custom shoes all boast high quality polished leather. The price tag is a little expensive – €99 (roughly $130) if you use premium or fashion leather, and €119 (roughly $157) for sheepskin leather. In comparison to other custom shoe companies, this is a little bit of a splurge. Keep in mind though, that these iShoes have topnotch quality, making the price actually pretty reasonable. The good thing is, there are no extra charges for the customization.
The site is equipped with a “3D Shoes Designer” – a nice studio that lets customers play around with the design of the custom shoe. The whole design process is composed of 5 steps, which aren’t tedious to do at all. We like that their design studio allows great freedom in creating the custom shoe. You will be able to customize parts like the front, side, back and sole of the shoe. Toe shapes include Round, Squared and Wingtip. Additionally you can also personal the laces, stitching, lining and even add a monogram, without any extra fees. The color options for the leather range from classic colors to more special patterns like animal prints and checkers. After finishing the custom design, you will be asked to provide your foot’s measurement to have that perfect shoe fit.
Custom iShoes take longer to produce than iTailor custom suits. Production and delivery takes approximately 6-8 weeks. Refunds are not allowed, unless there is a production error.
All in all, iShoes proves to be an impressive custom shoe website, despite being new in the game. There are still, however, some improvements that can be applied in their design studio, like being able to fiddle with the angles and views of the 3D image. Also, because they are fairly new, there are only four shoe styles available. We hope that in the future, they add more shoes to their collection, and maybe even venture into women’s custom shoes.
Alternatives to iShoes by iTailor
Allen Edmonds, Mantorii, Scarosso and Timberland