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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
When I received my black shoe box in the mail, I opened it with excitement and also a little
trepidation. The packaging was stunning, and I loved the little extras, like the shoe inserts
to help with that perfect fit. But what if the shoes didn't fit?
I needn't have worried. On first wear my stunning gold glitter wedges fit like Cinderella's glass slippers. I navigated dirt trails and clambered over rocks in them. I also danced into the night and my feet did not ache one bit. This is highly unusual for me and my big feet!
I received so many wonderful compliments as well, with people asking me to lift my dress to see what was causing that gold sparkle. I have been telling as many people as I can about the incredible concept of Shoes of Prey, as well as your wonderful workmanship.
If you are someone tossing up between Shoes of Prey and a pair of high end designer shoes, pick Shoes of Prey. One-of-a-kind design, the fit is guaranteed, and the quality is second to none. Not to mention that they are cheaper than other designer shoes!
Photo credit: Tim Coulson
Dear Jodie Fox et al,
I would like to tell you how thrilled and delighted I am with my new shoes.
They are the biggest personal extravagance I have ever purchased but I will definitely save up to buy more.
I bought the leather pumps in black and white scroll letters and I couldn't love them more, they are beautifully crafted and fit me like a glove. No-one has ever seen anything quite like them and I have favourable comments everywhere I go.
Can I just add another note about the packaging - even though the delivery wait was a tad longer than expected, when the shoes arrived I was as joyous as a newly crowned princess as I peeled away the beautiful delicate tissue papers, paddings and ribbon to find not only my beautiful shoes in their gorgeous shoe box but a photograph of them too in a seductive envelope.
Thank you for making me feel so special and spoiled.
I LOVE YOUR COMPANY AND YOUR SHOES.
Dear Shoes of Prey Team,
I LOVE YOUR COMPANY and my shoes!!! Living in New York City, I tend to walk a lot and given my numerous foot problems, I'm limited to boring, comfort shoe choices. If I wear heels, it's only for a few hours until my feet begin to hurt. Recently, I noticed some of my coworkers waltzing around the office in some snazzy colored heels...Enter Shoes of Prey! I decided to design and order a fun pair for myself.
I generally do NOT order shoes without trying them on as my feet are usually a half size and vary depending upon shoe type. Lucy was there for me every step of the way and helped me find the right size. The service I received was thoughtful, unique and organized.
I received my shoes and they are AWESOME! The fit is great, wonderful materials and construction, and the note and packaging that came with them was classy. It was fun to design them, see the photo proofs and then open the box a few weeks later. I've already worn them a few times and get stopped constantly on the street with inquiries.
I already have a few other designs I've saved to my account they will soon be purchased!!
Thank you so much for everything. I've been singing praises to everyone I know!
I wanted to write and tell you how happy I have been with the service I have received at Shoes of Prey. From the beginning when I was looking for a pair of orange shoes for my wedding when orange wasn't quite in fashion yet, to designing my shoes, to you sending me a pair so I could get the length right on my wedding dress as well as check my size, to the final product (absolutely gorgeous! I don't normally wear high heels but these were incredibly comfortable and I wore them the entire day/night without any pain at all).
Photo credit: Matthew Mead Photography.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for my beautiful shoes! I absolutely love them and they were perfect for my big day. They completely stole the show and made the day complete! I could not stop showing them off! Just wanted to show you how wonderful they turned out! Thanks again, I'm officially a customer for life!
I just wanted to email and thank you all for making the most beautiful bridal shoes for me! I cannot believe how amazing it looked! Everyone LOVED it. The material matched so well with the bridal (even though I didn't have it with me when I came to you). They were soo comfortable. Between the photo shoot, reception and dancing, I didn't even realise that I was in them for nearly 12 hours!
I know I came to you just 2 months before the wedding. But you were so helpful and made necessary arrangements to get it done in almost 2 weeks!
Thanks again Shoes of Prey for making my special day extra extra special! You guys are the best :)
Wishing you guys all the very best :)
Photo credit: Dimitri Crusz.
I just wanted to thank you again for the amazing shoes you made for my wedding - they were the perfect shade of blue and were exactly what I had in mind for my wedding day. My aunt also ended up ordering a pair in the same blue shade to go with her dress as she was a bridesmaid in my wedding. Thank you again!!!
Photographer: Stuart G. Sanft
Just a quick note to say thanks again for my beautiful wedding shoes!! I got so many compliments on them! They were absolutely perfect and super comfy.
Thanks for all your help and patience in getting the perfect fit for me - we got there in the end :)
Also Michael - a big thanks to you for all your help in trying to colour match fabric for me, you went above and beyond and it is truly appreciated - turned out that the light and bright green suede was perfect anyway!
Can't wait to get another pair done
P.S had a SUPER windy wedding day so dress flew around like crazy meaning the shoes were visible in heaps of shots which is cool.
*Photo by De la Fuente Weddings
THANK YOU so much!
I must say I was online shoe shopping for many nights for hours and was not finding anything suitable. I put in "shoe stores" two nights ago and your site popped up. I'm thrilled that I get to design the perfect shoes for the occasion. Be certain, I will be telling all my friends because how you sell shoes is AWESOME.
I'm located literally a world away being up here in Seward, Alaska so thank you for your accommodation for that. Thank you so much for "babysitting" my order to speed it along. I really appreciate it.
Your company has amazing customer care.
Thanks so much,
Je viens de recevoir aujourd'hui mes ballerines, commandées le 15 juillet! Elles sont superbes! J'adore! Si vous hésitez, arrêtez et commandez! Qualité hallucinante, service luxe. Au final le rapport qualité-prix est très avantageux!!
[Translation: I received my ballet flats today! They are stunning! I love them! If you are not yet sure about ordering, stop wondering and order now! The quality is great, and the service is luxurious. A good value for money!! Cécile
I just wanted to email to let you know that the shoes were beautiful! And comfortable! And they matched our cake!!
I have attached a picture of the shoes in all their fabulousness. Thank you again for the amazing service when the first pair didn't fit.
I just wanted to say a belated thank you for all your help and patience and for getting my shoes to me with plenty of time before our wedding.
I absolutely love them and can't tell you how exciting it is to have a pair of shoes that actually fits! I have since been basing my wardrobe around them so might have to get another pair so I can stop wearing pink!
Thank you again,
*As you can see, Jane has used the gel inserts we provide with every pair of shoes to ensure she had a super comfy fit on her big day.
Just to let you know my shoes have arrived they are a perfect fit & are absolutely fantastic just what I wanted. They are a very classy, well made, stylish pair of trendy shoes.
I can't believe how well they fit I have such small feet and have tried so many places to make me a pair so small without any success.
I will be designing another pair very soon.
I love them!
The beautiful shoes arrived today. Thanks so much for making them so quickly. They look stunning with the outfit I have chosen to wear at the function to celebrate the 150th year of my family company, Cooper's Brewery, in South Australia. As I mentioned this is on May 25th, which also happens to be my 50th birthday! They are surprisingly comfortable, given their height. They are the fourth pair of shoes I have purchased from you and I am thrilled with them.
To the whole team at Shoes of Prey,
I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for making my wedding so incredibly special. Not only was I wearing a pair of my own unique shoes, but so were both of my bridesmaids, Mandy and Claudia!
I could not have been happier with them. They fit incredibly well, looked FABULOUS, but actually the best bit was the exceptional customer service that you have given me, not just with this order, but with my other orders. First class. It’s why I recommend you again and again to pretty much everyone I meet!
I’ve struggled for such a long time to find shoes that fit me, and I want to thank your founders so sincerely for coming up with such an amazing business idea. No wonder you’re enjoying such success. It’s a brilliant idea and the quality and professionalism of everyone I’ve dealt with is second to none. I’m already planning my next pair – my work colleagues (knowing how much I love Shoes of Prey) clubbed together to get me a voucher to spend with you as my wedding present!
Thank you. I thought I’d share a photo from the day so you can see how pleased we were with our shoes!
Best wishes, Hannah
I just wanted to let you know that I have received my shoes today, and I almost jumped out of my own skin with excitement happiness! Being 6 foot tall with a size 10 foot I have never been able to find fabulous shoes that both fit, and didn't turn me into a giant. But when it came to my wedding, I wasn't going to put up with that - I didn't want to be taller than my partner, but didn't want boring shoes. Thankfully I saw Shoes of Prey mentioned on Sunrise during Christmas giveaways last year, and after I investigated I was hooked. I could have my perfect purple silk shoes with a 2 inch heel for my wedding after all! I am beyond happy with everything, from the service and help, to the delivery time and presentation, and of course the wonderful shoes. Thank you so much, you've made me a very happy girl (and more than likely, the newest shoe addict!). Now I face the task of keeping myself away from them until October!
Just a quick email to let you know that my two pairs of beautiful new shoes were delivered by courier this afternoon. Both pairs fit perfectly, and are exactly as I hoped they’d be. I couldn’t be happier! I currently own four pairs of Shoes of Prey, and have told so many friends and work colleagues about your wonderful company. I’m now saving up for a couple of pairs of gorgeous bespoke shoes for winter (which is months away, I know, but I can still dream of cute ankle boots).
Wishing you and the rest of the team the best of the best for 2012 – may it be another year of exquisite shoes and lots of happy customers, like me!
My shoes arrived today and I have to say... I am the envy of my office mates. But the most impressed person (other than me) is my husband. Below is the post he did on Facebook along with a picture of my shoes.
Thanks so much!
I gave Lori a gift recently - custom-made shoes from Shoes of Prey. After a month of online designing, she settled on the winning pair pictured below. They arrived today. Lessons and thoughts:
1. Women adore shoes. Guys, this is a great gift for your sig other. Not good. Great.
2. The company exceeded every promise - delivery time, quality, service. 100% across the board. Search for Shoes of Prey.
3. The packaging. Wow. Thank you note, description, wax-sealed envelope, totally luxe and well thought through...impressive.
4. I apologize to all the dudes whose wives/GFs see this and say, "YOU never get me custom made shoes."
5. Lori's good at designing shoes. Right?
Just wanted to say that I received the wonderful shoes yesterday morning. They are gorgeous and I feel like a princess when I wear them. Actually more like a femme fatale from a noire film... I've been trying to find a simple, classy pair of black high heeled shoes for as long as I remember. Thanks to you guys I have them and they look fantastic and like a timeless classic!
Thank you SO much!
Kirsten here! The lucky soon to be mrs Mooij!! What a great and wonderful
surprise! Thank you for helping Ralph proposing to me in such a fantastic
Here are some pictures of the shoes!
With kind regards,
Please can I express my thanks to you for my spectacular shoes! They arrived today, and they fit perfectly. (Whatever you did, can you keep it on file?!). As they arrived at my office, I have proudly replaced what I was wearing with the new ones, and told all my colleagues about where I got them from (even the boys, though they weren't quite as impressed as the girls...).
I love the new shoe box (and the shoe bag), and the stationary! A super classy package befitting the luxury branding, and bespoke nature of the product. It was awesome of you to remake them too, and to fit my little feet. Thanks again for your patience, and delivering shoes that exceeded my already high expectations.
You guys are doing something special.
To the Shoes of Prey Team,
Thank you so much for getting my wedding shoes to me so fast, they were the biggest highlight on the day and our wedding guests were so amazed at them. While we were walking around the city to have our wedding shots done, I got many compliments from passerby's on the street.
Many, many thanks for these FANTASIC shoes that I will treasure for the rest of my life!
I received my shoes today! Which was such a surprise since I wasn't expecting them for a few more days. But I am so happy with them, they are everything I imagined, and they fit perfectly and really give my dress some fun.
I appreciate you getting back to me, with all of my questions and concerns, and this was definitely a great online shopping experience.
Thanks you so much! I look forward to designing my next pair!
I have spoken/emailed a few different employees at Shoes of Prey and the service has been wonderful with everyone I have dealt with which is a testament to your company. I also really appreciate the quick turnaround time considering you advertise time frames of 5 weeks. Now I can wear these to my husband's 30th so thank you so much.
I hope you have a wonderful day!
To the team of Shoes Of Prey,
I would just love to say a BIG thank you for my beautiful and COMFORTABLE shoes. I LOVE them. I have wide feet + a bunion and have never EVER been able to wear a pair of heels for more than 30 minutes. But with the shoes that i made to order OMG i can wear them all night long with no sore feet...
Will definitely be ordering a new pair soon :)
Thank you thank you thank you
Dear Shoes of Prey:
So far I've ordered 7 prs of shoes from your FABULOUS company and I couldn't be happier! The quality, fit, style and service are beyond expectations. In the past I've been limited to dull, boring "comfort" shoes due to my unfortunate wide feet but not anymore. Now my fashion choices in shoes are limited only by my imagination and the resources of the Shoes of Prey team. A hearty THANK YOU and keep up the outstanding work!
I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for my beautiful shoes (and my Sister's)! They are absolutely stunning and they fit perfectly!
Thanks again and I can't wait to wear them on my big day!
I appreciate your email! I was going to email yesterday actually to say thank you as I received them and they are GORGEOUS!!!! I love them! Thanks so much! Size is great (thanks for helping me out!) and they are really comfortable as well... Am looking forward to wearing them to work tomorrow!!
All the best and thanks again,
Je viens de recevoir ma paire de chaussures. Elles sont tout simplement magnifiques, cofortables, sublimes. C'est magique. Merci beaucoup.
A très vite,
[Translation: I just received my pair of shoes. They are simply beautiful, COMFORTABLE and sublime. It's magic. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Diane]
That was quick!!! You e-mailed me this morning that my shoes were on their way and they arrived this morning!!!
I love them!! I wore them to work and managed 4 hours wear on the first day! Just wonderful. The heel height is perfect for all day wear.
Might have to order some platforms now for my days off!
"I'm a big fan of Shoes Of Prey. Where else can you get excellent quality couture (custom made) shoes for a non-heart stopping price?"Read more on Beverly's blog...
Thanks sooo much for my stunning shoes, I really want to say thanks even more for your customer service, my questions were answered so fast, with communication second to none, you make online shopping a better experience than instores! With this, its easy to get addicted...I was just thinking what a great range off shoes I'll have by the time I'm a granny...by then I hope you'll have desgin your own slippers ;)
Just received my first order from you guys and cannot believe how beautifully they are shipped!
The note, photo and inserts are all a really special touch - oh and I loved the shoes as well. Can't wait to start wearing them and planning my next order.
Posted on our Facebook Fan page:
Dear Shoes of Prey,
My beautiful new shoes at home helping me recuperate from a week in hospital - Ahhhh I feel better already!
Thank you so much for the friendly, efficient service and above all shoes that have exceeded my expectations.
Thanks again for getting me the shoes on time for the wedding! It was a beautiful day and I am still recovering! Please find attached a picture of me wearing the pink and white outfit that the bridesmaids wore with the shoes.
I was already very excited about your site when I first saw it, but am even more excited now that I have seen the excellent quality of the shoes and felt the great fit! I will definitely be ordering more shoes in the future.
Just wanted to let you know my beautiful shoes arrived today, they fit perfectly and more importantly they are simply stunning!!!
I have the prefect outfit to show them off this Friday night.
Thank you so much!
Thank you for my beautiful shoes. Being a narrow size 44 shoe buying is a nightmare. You made it so easy and my shoes fit perfectly. The photo and note is a lovely idea. Can't wait to buy more.
"I am so happy with your service and the shoes. I had quite a tight specification for my wedding shoes: high heels but not too high, heels wide enough to be comfortable, a bit of platform, a little bit of yellow but still being classy white. It was impossible to find (and I can tell I went to 30 shops minimum, that is without the websites...), but with Shoe of Prey I could have my dream wedding shoes: beautiful, personalised and comfortable. Then the service, love the box, the little cushions to make it fit perfectly, the letter, and of course, your offer to send me an express alternative pair of shoes, and in the meantime I could keep the previous pair "just in case"; such an amazing service!"
Hello Carmen -
My shoes arrived this morning and I am so, so, pleased. They fit perfectly and are wonderfully comfortable. I have difficult feet and finding shoes can be a problem. What a treat to be able to design shoes I know will work for me as well as being exactly what I want in colour, texture and heel height.
Congratulations on providing such excellent service too - the presentation of the shoe box, bag and pads etc. is perfect and it is clear that a lot of thought has gone in to making your service first class.
I am all ready to design and purchase my next pair for summer - I'm sure I'll have another pair lined up after that.
Hello Shoes of Prey Team
This has been the best retail experience I have ever had BAR NONE. Unbelievable it happened on the internet!
Every interaction, was timely, so I didn't lose interest and you struck just the right tone of excitement, and now the shoes have arrived beautifully packaged, they fit really well and look perfect!
I've been telling everyone about you, so I really hope you will get some more business out of NZ because of me. I travel all over the country and as these shoes are so pretty I know I’ll get asked about them everywhere I go.
My bridesmaid's shoes arrived safe and sound and are perfect – plus the bride is happy!!
thanks so much I am so relieved!!
I'll be ordering more for sure.
I LOVE my shoes. The fit is amazing, and they are just like I thought they would be. They will be perfect for my wedding. It was amazing working with Carmen. They aim to please.
Hi just letting u know i received my shoes. They are perfect, everything i wanted and more! Will be ordering some more very soon! Thanks katie
Posted on our Facebook Fan page:
just wanted to let you know - that i am very very very happy with my shoes - they are probably the most comfortable i ever had (considering having heels) so i can not wait when you will be in germany so i could order them more often:)
have a beautiful day
My shoes arrived, and they are even more gorgeous than I imagined! AND they fit absolutely perfectly! I've already been strutting around the office in them spruiking your website to anyone who'll listen.
Thank you so much - now I just have to decide what to order next!
Thank you so much for my beautiful, gorgeous, perfect shoes. The colours are perfect and I'm so excited that I'll have a few weeks to wear them in before I go away. Can't tell you how happy I am! :-)
When I first put the shoes on, I couldn't work out why they felt funny. After a few minutes of padding around the house, it occurred to me that this is how it feels to have shoes that actually fit!!!! It's been so long since I've had pretty shoes that I don't have to squish my giant feet into.
Again, thank you so much for the shoes and for your wonderful customer service. I'm thrilled to bits and have told just about everyone I know about your website.
Kind regards, Hannah.
"I just received my (wedding) shoes and I really love them! They look really beautiful! And they are so comfortable; I never thought this would be possible! I just took a dancing lesson wearing them and I’m sure I can dance all night wearing them. Thank you very much for this special shoes, I’m sure others will follow!"
Hi Carmen and Shoes of Prey Team,
I just wanted to thank you for making me such a beautiful pair of shoes that actually fit my tiny feet! As a 25 year old primary school teacher it's a little embarrassing when one of my grade 2/3 students say "I have exactly the same shoes as you Miss B" or I turn up wearing the same shoes as the students. Normally I shop in the kids section, so it's nice to have 'grown up' shoes and especially nice to have designed them myself!
I have been very impressed with your customer service, always quick to get back to my emails and queries. I'm especially pleased with the fact that when my first pair didn't fit, not only did you credit me for the postage back to you, but remade them at no cost to me.
I already have about 10 pairs waiting in my account as I love designing new pairs all the time. Although I don't think I can afford all of them, I will be ordering again from you soon. Maybe a nice pair of heels this time.
Thank you for the fast response....I'm very impressed with the level of service and I may have to break up with my Nordstrom shoe Rep.
I would be happy to - my very first pair is the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever owned (exactly as I designed and with no adjustments). I am planning on ordering an identical pair and many more in new styles - this is my new favorite shoe store!
Have been away for a few days but found my beautiful wedges on my return.
They are lovely, thank you.
Will definitely be ordering more soon...
I received my shoes yesterday and I love them!
They fit perfectly and are super comfortable!
I also appreciate that you put extra pads in the box and the handwritten letter.
I will definitely order another pair soon.
Additionally I gave my best friend a gift certificate for her birthday, so you will hear from us soon!
Love from Germany
To the Shoes of Prey team,
I said I'd send a pic through of my custom-made wedding shoes. They were perfect and I had heaps of comments about them. People couldn't believe there was a website that you can custom build your own shoes (and not pay $500 - $900 which is the price range of many wedding shoes here in WA).
Posted by Sarah on our Facebook Fan Page.
I have received my shoes and *love* them!!! They fit very well. My foot is on the wider side, which I had forgotten to mention, but the shoes fit perfectly. I am now designing more!
Sorry I've taken a while to send you a very big THANK YOU (I had to go interstate the day they arrived) My wedges are even more beautiful than their photograph. A bit like me actually !! Can't wait for a special occasion to make their debut. (I suppose I can always invent an excuse to wear them) Will tell a select few of my friends where I got them (can't have just any one wearing them) I shall return to buy another pair as soon as possible.
Bye for now, Susan
Once again I write an email saying that you are amazing!!! Thank you thank you thank you more than I can say. I appreciate more than I can say. I'll be using you alot more and tell all my friend as well.
(We remade Sarah's shoes after she'd mistakenly ordered them with a high heel the first time)
Hi Michael - they arrived on Monday and I wore them to work yesterday! They are a good fit, and I just love them. Thank you so much. The colour is just what I wanted.
Thanks again for your excellent customer service.
I just wanted to let you know I received my shoes last monday and I love them and the lovely note that your team wrote also! im so excited to be able to get beautiful shoes in large sizes now after this being a struggle for so many years! I can't wait to order more! I am keen to order some more soon for my wedding in August.
My shoes arrived a week or two ago.
Before I owned this pair, I didn't think it was possible to fall in love with a pair of shoes...I was wrong!
They are beautiful. They fit well. They compliment my foot. AND they are comfortable.
You've made a new life long customer.
(The following testimonial is from Aron who bought a gift voucher for his girlfriend.)
Let me help you answer the old age question
Of "...what do you buy for the woman that has everything..."
The chance to design the one thing she loves most...
She was literally speechless, before spending the next half an hour taking a look through the site, and vocalizing just how many of the quickly designed pairs she wanted...
Just a quick note to say that I received my shoes on Monday. They look fantastic on, and fit like a glove thanks to the special adjustment you made to the front edge for me.
Thank you - I just picked them up as we have been away on holiday and I love them. They are absolutely gorgeous and a perfect fit!!
Now I know what I will be giving my teenage stepdaughters for Xmas!!
Dear Shoes of Prey-Team!
Thank you very much for the lovely work you have done on my wedding shoes! They are stunning and comfortable at the same time!
All the best to you!
Just wanted to say a big thank you - my shoes have been re sized to perfection and are now happily housed on their new home - my feet!
I opened my parcel at an inner city Sydney cafe with my friend watching on....a lot of girls in the cafe were admiring my shoes....when they asked where I had bought them from I proudly let them know I had designed them myself via your website.
I look forward to many subsequent orders now that we have my sizing just right.
Very kind regards,
I just wanted to send a big thank you for my shoes. They arrived a couple of days ago and are perfect. At first I freaked out a little bit because they said size 41 in the sole, but they fit perfectly. I will definitely be buying shoes from Shoes of Prey again.
just wanted to let you know that i received my shoes and they are fantastic! thankyou so much. the service has been exceptional.
Just to give you an example of the quality - the other day it was pouring here in sydney and as i parked my car to go to work, i got out with my bridesmaid dress in a bag with the shoebox balancing precariously on top.. of course it fell off, and the shoes fell out and started to sail away down the gutter (it was pouring so the gutter was flowing very fast) - luckily i ran and caught up with them and rescued them from being sucked down the drain. Anyhow, to cut a long story short, they got soaking wet, and all i did was dry them out in the office, and they look exactly as they looked when i received them! the colour and swede were completely unaffected.
Just wanted to let you know!
Posted by Kathryn our on Facebook Fan Page.
Christina, posted on our Facebook Fan Page. Christina also changed her Facebook profile pic to celebrate her new shoes!!
I received my shoes last night and they are just stunning. I am so in love with them! Thank you so much. I will definitely be ordering another pair soon.
[Victoria purchased of 3 Shoes of Prey gift certificates for her friends and a beautiful pair of shoes for herself]
"Hi Michael - just to let you know my shoes arrived safely last week and they are perfect! I'm now planning their debut and I know Laura and Elise are both eagerly awaiting theirs also. I'll have to restrain myself from going crazy and designing a pair every other week!
Thanks for the great service and I'm sure you'll be hearing from me again before too long..."
"Thank you so much for my beautiful shoes. I am wearing them at the moment and will probably sleep in them. I have now convinced my step daughter to indulge in designing her first pair as part of my present for her 16th birthday. Expect Emma’s design in the coming days. I am certain to be sending another through, this has become my addiction of choice.
"Thank you Shoes of Prey....I am SO happy with my Shoes!!!!! I must admit when they arrived at my doorstep I was very nervous because I was unsure how they would turn out. I had butterflies in my stomach unwrapping the parcel but when I opened the box I was beside myself with excitement - they were so beautiful. I have worn them out many times and people always comment on how great they look. I was really surprised at how comfy they are too! I am spreading the word about Shoes of Prey - I am a real fan!!!"
Katrina - My shoes have just arrived! I am very happy with them and they fit perfectly – I don't need the inserts or heel grips.
I have to admit that the fish skin was not what I expected, but after the intitial surprise I am very very happy with them. I expected the fish skin to essentially be embossed shiny/patent leather. It appears to be real fish skin!
Michael - Thanks for your lovely email Katrina and yes, the fish skin is real. Would you mind if we added the comments from your email to our customer testimonials page?
Katrina - I am very happy for you to use my comments in your testamonials. I am already thinking about what I might do for my next pair!
"I just received my new shoes and I love them! I ordered my shoes a little small, and, as the website promised, I was able to return them and have them made in a larger size. They are now a perfect fit!
Now I know exactly what size I am, I will be sure to order more pairs in the future.
All the girls at work now want to order and design their own pair.
Your site is a fantastic idea and I encourgage the ladies out there to give it a try, as the quality of the shoes looks great.
"I just received my shoes, and I absolutely love them! They are exactly what I imagined, and now they exist! They fit perfectly, and are super comfy. I can't wait to show them off around the office tomorrow."
They arrived today! Wow – they are a perfect fit and are exactly how I imagined! Thank you so much. I will send you a pic of them in full wedding galore in the upcoming weeks.
I just picked up my shiny gold ballet flats and I love them! Thanks guys, loved the little note, and the picture fir the box is a fab touch :)
-Ingrid H. via our Facebook Fan Page
Hi, Just a quick note to let you know that I'm so impressed with my shoes, I'll definitely be buying more from you in the future.
I'm a size 11/12 and it's almost impossible to find shoes in my size, let alone shoes that I actually feel proud to wear.
Keep up the good work!
Natasha to Shoes of Prey:
I just wanted to write a quick email and let you know how much I love my shoes, they are just amazing-you have done a fabulous job and i cant wait to wear them. Will start designing another pair soon :)
Shoes of Prey to Natasha:
Thanks so much for the feedback Natasha, glad to hear you love them! Would you mind if we added your comments to our testimonials page?
Natasha to Shoes of Prey:
Definitely add my comments-people need to know how wonderful and fabulous these shoes are!!
"...they are amazingly comfy!!! The most comfiest i have ever worn. I wore mine at my wedding and didn't take them off all night!"
"I never thought I'd be designing my own shoes so easily. When I heard about 'Shoes of Prey' and the opportunity to create my own design I didn't wait long. The website is easy to use and the most difficult part was to make a decision about shape, material and colour. One look into my wardrobe though helped me to see which shoe/s I'm missing for my outfit/s. Once that decision was made the process was easy once again. Enter the size, any comments, pay and await delivery. Few weeks later the shoes arrived in a nice box, beautifully packed and I was eager to see my design in real. The shoes looked amazing... they are well made, worth their value and, most importantly, they fit! We all have some outfits in our wardrobe and not the right shoes for it to complete the look. Therefore 'Shoes of Prey' is a great solution and definitely something I will use again! Next time another shape and another colour!"
-Beate de Camp, Fashion Stylist.
Hi Michael, I just wanted to let you know that I have collected my shoes and I love them. The colour is gorgeous and I can't wait to wear them. Thanks also for the shoe inserts and the photo that came with them. You will be hearing from me again soon - I can't wait to get designing for my next pair.
A very happy customer
Just wanted to let you know that my shoes arrived and they are perfect!
Thanks so much, I will no doubt be back.
Hi Michael, I absolutely adore my new shoes – thank you! The are so perfectly crafted and look absolutely amazing. I receive comments every time I wear them and wanted to say a huge thank you to the team at Shoes of Prey – I love the concept and will definitely be a serial purchaser! I’ve told all of my fellow shoe lovers all about it – the business cards included in the shoe box were a great help with spreading the word.
I especially enjoyed the personalised service throughout and was thrilled to find a photo of my shoes in the box, along with the hand written note.
I have since revisited the website and thank you very much for showing my design, I was quite chuffed! Thanks once again for what has been a fabulous experience. You should be very proud of what you have created.
"....But the SHOES. Oh... my!!! They were DIVINE. Amazingly, more beautiful than I'd imagined. The snakeskin simply shimmers - a stunning blend of turquoise, black and gold. The shoes had fantastic detail, every stitch in place and perfectly hand-made." [Read more]
Just wanted to let you know my shoes arrived yesterday - ahead of time, exactly what I had imagined, and a perfect fit! I am an extremely happy girl! If only I didn't have an exam tomorrow, I would be out wearing them tonight!! Now, I just need to decide which of my many designs to order next... Thanks again for this great site!
I just got the shoes and tried them on and they fit 100% perfectly!!!!!!!! Thank you so much. They are absolutely stunning and fantastic. I will never buy heels in the store again. I will just design them and order them through you in future! (Feel free to put that on the website). I love my shoes :).
"This is really everything you think it will be and more....there have been so many times when I've bought a new dress or suit and imagined in my mind the perfect shoes...and now I can have them. The shoes I ordered from Shoes of Prey not only look fabulous, but are of really great quality."
"Just wanted to give you guys a shout out for the awesome shoes! My Shoes of Prey fit my feet perfectly. The colour and style is exactly as I'd ordered, and they arrived quicker than I had expected. Because my shoes fit my feet so well, they're also more comfortable than my other store-bought shoes. Thanks guys, looking forward to buying my next pair."
"The quality and design of my shoe was exactly how I imagined them. I love being able to tailor the look of the shoes to my taste and am confident that what I order is what I'm going to get. Thanks guys!!"
"When I first decided to design a pair of shoes, I must admit I was a little worried that they wouldn't look how I visualised them, and that I couldn't try them on.... then they arrived and they looked amazing! Unfortunately they were too small, but I sent them back and a new pair in the correct size arrived within weeks. I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Shoes of Prey for a great customer experience and my fabulous new shoes! Every time I wear them people come up to me to ask me where I bought them..."
"I was so excited when I got my shoes, I couldn't wait to début them. The leather and design are perfect and I was surprised at how comfortable they are. I wore them to a wedding and got loads of compliments, which is great any time, but even better when you designed them yourself!"
"I used to find buying new shoes a hassle - heels too big, colours not right, toes too pointy. Since I was introduced to Shoes of Prey, this has all changed! I now have control over the heel, colour & the over all style. The quality of my shoes are great & the service is outstanding! Thanks Michael & your team of shoe makers. You're doing a great job!"
Hi Penny, Michael and the team at Shoes of Prey,
Imagine my absolute excitement when my shoes were delivered yesterday, safe and sound and a great deal sooner that I had anticipated.
I must admit to having been rather nervous upon opening the parcel. Would they fit, would I like them, were they how I had envisaged they would be? So I lingered rather a long time and opened them slowly and very carefully. My first thrill was the packaging and presentation. Dramatic black rustling tissue, ribbon and an intriguing little black envelope with that gorgeously red sealing wax. I procrastinated here and concentrated on the typed letter that looked almost vintage, as if you had used an old fashioned typewriter and before I even had to get up the nerve to look at the shoes, there was the photograph of them, looking exactly how I had envisaged them to be ~ and more. So now I couldn't put off the moment any longer and gently pulled them out from their dust bag and as soon as I had them in my hands, all the angst and concern evaporated. They are beautiful and I marvel how an idea, a concept, a certain amount of risk, a step in the dark and trust in perfect strangers, can have all come together so well to create such a successful ending. At this point, I'm sure many people would laugh and say.. well they're just a pair of shoes and so they are, but a pair of shoes with a lot of time, thought, care and passion invested in them and I thank you all for the effort and interest that you took to make sure my shoes were everything I had hoped they would be. And as if that weren't enough, they fit beautifully and are incredibly comfortable, even without using the innersoles, heel grips that you so thoughtfully enclosed. That was a really nice touch.
The attention to detail, the customer care, the professional yet friendly service that you have provided, to say nothing of such high quality products are surely everything you should need to ensure your company enjoys all the success that you all so richly deserve. Thank you all. I have a feeling that my daughters and I will be back visiting your web site again very soon. I am torn between telling everyone I know about Shoes of Prey and keeping this our little secret as I know these shoes are going to be highly admired both here in San Diego and in London where we'll be attending the wedding and again in Germany in July at another wedding. So I think it only fair to tell everyone I know about your company and I hope it will generate more business in what I hope is already a thriving enterprise.
Well done. It is so refreshing to see young people like yourselves come up with such a novel idea and take it to such wonderful lengths. Thank you all and I wish you every success in the future.
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