Guppi Shoes is a great new site that I discovered. They carry shoes that you can make yourself! Here is how it works: You pick out which designs you like and you can order different styles to mix and match. Want a shoe with a green side panel but a white heel and tongue? No problem, you can do that with Guppi Shoes!
I was able to choose 1 pair of soles, 2 sets of side panels, 2 heels, 2 tongues, and 2 sets of laces. There are so many crazy and fun designs to choose from but I went simple with a mint green color and a blue color that has Guppi written in white. When they arrived they were in individual packaging (shown above). Instead of mixing the designs, I wanted to make just the mint green shoes for now.
When you go to the Guppi website, there is a video you can watch that shows you how to put your shoes together. The hardest part for me was getting the zipper started. It’s hard to tell on the video where to put it since the guy’s hands are in the way. It took me a few tries and then I realized I was trying to put it on backwards! So once I got past that, it wasn’t hard at all ;).
Step 1: Attach the heel
Step 2: Attach the side panels
Step 3: Attach tongue
Step 4: Lace up!
That’s it! Your shoes are now ready to show off. I think it’s a really fun idea and a great way to really make the shoes your own. I have worn them for a couple of days and they have stayed together perfectly. The only problem I have found is that they are not very supportive. I wish there was more cushioning in the sole of the shoe. Other then that I love them. I’ve actually gotten compliments on how cute they are.
These would be great for tween and teens since they are constantly changing their minds on what to wear. This way you can have a shoe to go with every outfit, all you have to do is change out the panels. Guppi Shoes are also really great space savers. You can just lay the panels flat instead of having to find room for 5 different pairs of shoes. The feature I like the most on the Guppi website is the “Shoeviewer“. It lets you put different designs together so you will know what the shoes will look like before you buy them.
Now one of my readers will get the chance to win their very own Guppi Shoes! The prize will include 1 pair of soles, 2 pairs of side panels, 2 pairs of tongues, 2 pairs of heels, and 2 pairs of laces – a $114 value! Just fill out the form below. US residents only and no PO Boxes please. Good luck!
Winner: Theresa F.
Disclosure: I received a pair of Guppi shoes for review purposes. All opinions are my own.