I can’t say for certain, but Shoedazzle was the first online fashion monthly subscription site I’ve ever heard about, co-founded in 2009 by Kim Kardashian. When the site first launched, I quickly made an account to see my selection, but due to a spending budget I put myself on, I never purchased anything.
What is ShoeDazzle? ShoeDazzle is the leading online fashion brand delivering personalized monthly shoe, handbag and jewelry selections to members by its team of top celebrity stylists. Each recommendation speaks to au courant fashion trends and is selected based on each member’s own distinctive sense of style. The company, which was founded by Brian Lee, Robert Shapiro, MJ Eng, and Kim Kardashian, who serves as the site’s Chief Fashion Stylist, was launched in March 2009 and now boasts over one and a half million Facebook fans. ShoeDazzle, the first and most successful online styling service, allows members to experience the personalized service of shopping on Rodeo Drive at an affordable cost. ShoeDazzle’s no-obligation monthly membership cost of $39.95 includes the stylists’ service, your choice of a pair of shoes, a handbag or a jewelry set, and free shipping both ways with easy returns.
Recently I was given the opportunity to try one of the shoes in my monthly selection, and I chose Sparkle.
Sparkle is a black faux suede pump with silver stud detailing on the heel, platform and dual ankle straps. The heel measures 4″ with a 1″ platform.
They were actually designed by Perez Hilton (celeb media mogul and author), as a part of Shoedazzle’s Celebrity Shoe Design Program for Charity. There were two shoes designed, Sparkle and Shine – a unisex metallic sneaker, which are designs exclusive to Shoedazzle. Proceeds from Hilton’s designs will benefit the Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN). 100% of the profits from the shoes will be donated to this national education organization that works to ensure safe schools for all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (http://www.glsen.org).
I really love the shoe, but what bums me out, is that they’re not a good fit for my feet. I have wide feet, with a fairly high arch, so purchasing shoes online isn’t always easy for me. I took a 50/50 chance getting these, because unless the shoe is a wider fit, heels that are open on the sides usually don’t work out. An example would be T-Strap style heels and most Ankle-Strap heels that are open on the sides. My issue with those are they are almost always too narrow, and my feet will extend off the side (right side of my right foot, left side of my left). Basically looking like a crammed foot in a dainty heel. I thought these might work because they are parcially covered on the sides, but sadly they didn’t.
Rated 4.5/5 based on 117 reviews.
According to most reviews is that these run true to size. They did seem to fit perfectly lengthwise.
The quality seemed great for the price you pay ($39.99) as the heel feels very sturdy and they don’t feel uncomfortable on (from what I could tell). Also, I didn’t spot any glue or impurities in the faux suede like you may find on lower priced shoes. They were in perfect condition.
For those that may be interested, I highly recommend these. They are really unique, gorgeous heels and are sure to get you some compliments when you’re out.
The service with ShoeDazzle was also wonderful. Shipping was very fast, as I received my shoes within a few days.
Have you purchased anything from Shoedazzle? Would you recommend them? Let me know in the comments!
Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Shoedazzle. The product mentioned in this post was sent to me for consideration. I was in no way obligated to post a positive review. All opinions are my own.