Design your own shoes with Jeff Silverman

by jennine on August 31, 2010

jeff silverman shoes

Have you ever wished you were a shoe designer? Or longed for a pair of shoes that didn’t exist? Or wished it came in *that* color. Me… all the time. It happens all the time with shoes, clothes, you name it. Part might be the fact I went to design school, and I’m married to a product designer. Part might be my own control issues. But I’ve always wanted to give it a go.

Last night I was chatting with Gilda, and she was telling me about how she made a pair of shoes for her graduate collection, they cost a fortune. Today launched, a website devoted to customized made to order shoes, that doesn’t cost a fortune. You can either pick a pair of shoes, from the banner store (see the top of the right column). Or you can Be the Designer and design your own shoes…

“We can create almost anything you want. Once you submit your instructions (via email, Photoshop image or any other means you prefer), we’ll provide high-resolution photographs from six different angles to make sure it’s exactly what you want. No more than three weeks later, the shoes will arrive on your doorstep.”

For bloggers, or anyone with a website, for every pair of shoes you designed sold, you earn $15-20. You can join here. When you buy the ‘Beatrice’ wedge (named after my Grandma Bea, she always wore heels)… you’ll be supporting The Coveted!

Personally, I saw a lot of potential in this. Maybe not so much for me, I like tweaking here and there, shoe design is a whole art, I need to practice (and I’m working on it). But I thought it really brought home the one thing people cant really design and produce on their own. It’s not like sewing a dress or a skirt, shoe production is much more complicated, which is why when Jeff Silverman handles the production, giving you a quality shoe for an affordable price, the possibilities are endless.

Not to mention the return on the sales, for bloggers, is pretty good. If you’d like to know more, just get in touch at

We’re giving away 50 pairs of Jeff Silverman shoes at the Evolving Influence Conference… and 50% of 50 more to people following the conference at home. Be sure to register before tickets sell out!

Click Here to Register for IFB’s Evolving Influence @NYFW September 9th

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1 christina of profresh style August 31, 2010 at 3:54 pm

So awesome! Can’t wait to get mine! Jeff is amazingggg!!! PS: Totally love the name of the shoe. It works ;)



2 Cate August 31, 2010 at 3:57 pm

this is so freaking amazing that i’m basically going out of my mind.
and those shoes are GORGEOUS!


3 Briana August 31, 2010 at 3:58 pm

love these! perfection.


4 Cate August 31, 2010 at 3:59 pm

this is so freaking amazing that i’m basically going out of my mind.
and those shoes are GORGEOUS!
this is such a good idea and i can’t wait until i can get involved.
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5 Poochie August 31, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Very interesting. I’ll have to check them out. Especially since I dream of new designs in my sleep. Maybe I can make some of them a reality.


6 Ashe Mischief August 31, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Um, can I register for the conference and have the shoes shipped to me? LOLZ.

I love that you named those after your grandmother… if the heel were smaller I’d be all over those! Are they comfortable? How did they size them (by your foot or standard sizing)?
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7 Jeff Silverman August 31, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Hi Ashe,

Our shoes do use standard sizing. Also, good news! We can make this shoe (or any shoe) in any heel height you want.

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8 Jasmine August 31, 2010 at 4:14 pm

LOVE them!!!!
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9 Nickie Frye August 31, 2010 at 4:17 pm

This is like the most exciting thing I’ve ever heard. Literally! Wow, ok I need to give this some serious thought.
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10 SweetyPW August 31, 2010 at 4:21 pm

You are an awesome blogger, an innovator in fashion, and now a shoe designer! So cool! These shoes are so on my must have list now. :) P.S. I mentioned you on my blog today.
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11 Tami August 31, 2010 at 4:26 pm

What a superb idea…making some $$ and getting to become a shoe designer at the same time. Love the color of those shoes…
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12 Tami August 31, 2010 at 4:30 pm

What an ingenious way to make some money and be a designers….love the color on this design.
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13 Olivia August 31, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Wow. Thanks for turning me on to this.


14 thefatandskinny August 31, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Those shoes are so fab. I love this idea.


15 Laura August 31, 2010 at 5:04 pm

I love those shoes!!!!!! I am definitely going to give the be a shoe designer a try I love the Idea and it’s so totally cool I really would love to have some awesome shoes that I dream up…


16 Keiko Lynn August 31, 2010 at 5:16 pm

I am online researching shoes right now, so I can design a dream shoe. This is the coolest idea!
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17 Good girl gone blog August 31, 2010 at 5:19 pm

So fabulous- I love that you helped design these!
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18 Goody August 31, 2010 at 5:28 pm

This gives me goosebumps!

I love the idea of being able to design my own shoes!

And major kudos and kisses for having size 11 available now all I need are more wedges!!
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19 Mia Delessi August 31, 2010 at 5:47 pm

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20 DWJ August 31, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Of course I want to do this but I didn’t see how much they cost.


21 Lauren August 31, 2010 at 8:06 pm

What a great concept! I love your design and particularly the inspiration for the name.
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22 Tony Wang August 31, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Such a smart idea! And love that shoe you made.
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23 Cristina August 31, 2010 at 10:35 pm

That’s an awesome idea!! I may have to design one for me :)
One can follow the conference from home? HOW??
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24 jennine August 31, 2010 at 10:37 pm

we’re posting a live stream… stay tuned!


25 Cristina September 1, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Woohoo!! That’s awesome! I’m kinda far (half a continent away!) but think it’s gonna be such an amazing conference!
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26 BelleOnEarth August 31, 2010 at 11:57 pm



27 Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl September 1, 2010 at 4:56 am

Those shoes you designed are pretty amazing! So elegant!! Love them! And what an amazing idea in general, for bloggers, new designers and just picky fashionistas!
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28 The Clothes Horse September 1, 2010 at 7:03 am

The shoes are awesome and the websit sounds amazing. I definitely think I’ll try my hand at designing a pair some time soon!
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29 The Budget Socialite September 1, 2010 at 10:12 am

I love this idea! I’m definitely going to make my own shoe! Can I write about this on my website, giving you a credit, of course.
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30 Jacqueline September 1, 2010 at 10:50 am

I’m freaking out over this! Ideas for my own shoe are crowding my brain…I feel dizzy.
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31 The Well-Appointed Catwalk September 1, 2010 at 10:55 am

No freaking way! I can’t wait to go home and design the most perfect ankle boots ever. This is heaven!

xo Marissa
(The Well-Appointed Catwalk)
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32 Jeff Silverman September 1, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Perfect for fall. Bring it on!
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33 WendyB September 1, 2010 at 11:28 am

If I buy these, will you go through my closet and tell me what to wear with them?!
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34 mod market vintage September 1, 2010 at 11:42 am

This is amazing!


35 Make Do Style September 1, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Oh my they are wonderful! Why oh why can’t we have this here in the UK - love the idea and your creation!
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36 Jeff Silverman September 1, 2010 at 8:40 pm

We can ship anywhere. Our only limitation is your imagination. Up to the challenge?
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37 grace September 1, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Awesome! I played around with the design tool and just lOVE the options! I see a new pair of boots in my future!
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38 Tamia September 1, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Whoa, those are HOT. And I can design my own, too? Friggin’ brilliant.
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39 Mabel and Zora September 2, 2010 at 9:44 am

Love those shoes and this post. Thanks for sharing.


40 WendyB September 2, 2010 at 9:44 am

Now that I think of it, I’m never sure of my shoe size. It ranges from 6 to 7 and is not even consistent within brands! So how does that work with these shoes?
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41 jennine September 2, 2010 at 10:25 am

i would say for you get a 6.5… the seven is a little big, but not so much…
your feet are a bit smaller than mine, so get a 6.5


42 liz September 2, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Great concept, especially being able to use this as a revenue stream, win-win situation for all…and super fun, i need my own designed pair..


43 Krista September 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Brilliant idea. Yours turned out beautifully!


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