A beautiful shoe isn't an easy thing to create, and we aren't talking about desinging your own shoes for once! We are referring to the actual construction of a shoe. As you can see from the picture, there are many parts of the shoe to consider for a great fit. When we created our milk & honey lasts (the mold the shoe is created around) we paid close attention to all of these details. We made numerous lasts and shoes based on those lasts, had many people try on the shoes, took all of their feedback into accunt, adjusted the lasts, then went through the process again with new shoes untill we came up with a great shape and fit. Two of most important elements we noticed are the ball girth (different from width with is the bottom of the shoe) for comfort and throat opening for style.
Then we developed great shaped skinny heels from 1.5 inches to 5 inches, chunky heels in 2 inches to 4 inches and wedges in 1 inch to 4 inches. The next step was to create platforms to match the lasts. After lots of back and forth to get all of this just so, we were set with modern shaped lasts, heels and platforms unique to milk & honey!
After that, we spent months and months searching for the highest quality materials (leather, patent, suede, snakeskin, etc.) in a variety of colors (a process that actually never stops so we can continue to bring you new colors and materials.) We also experimented with foam inserts to get just the right amount of cushioning in the shoes to make them super comfortable while maintaing the correct fit.
None of this was easy but all of it was completely worth it to be able to provide you with the most modern shaped, high quality shoes possible. We are so happy that so many of you love designing your own shoes and are enjoying our shoes so much!