Julie Carrico | January 24th, 2011 | Posted in How To
Very Fine Shoes at Chicago Dance Supply

Paula Grahmann and her slammin' custom wedding shoes from Very Fine

Did you know at CDS you can create your dream dance shoe for special occasions, performances, weddings, or just for fun? You get to pick the color, fabric, heel, straps, and buckle. Designing your shoe is easy and an experienced sales associate will be at your side to make sure you are fitted correctly and aware of your many options. So let’s get started!

First, you will choose a brand of shoe that you would like to customize. There are two brands we have available for customization; Very Fine and our own CDS brand. With the CDS brand there are no extra costs to customize your shoe where as Very Fine may cost an extra $5 per customization depending if the alteration is already available in that style. Next, tell your sales associate what you invision your shoe to look like. Your sales associate will suggest different styles of shoes that fit your description. Then, you will choose a strap style which include t-strap, cross strap, ankle strap, double strap, single strap, and more.

From sparkly to white satin you will be able to select your color and fabric from an array of swatches. In addition, to color and fabric choices, you will choose a heel style such as chunky, latin flare, flare, square, slim, and even transparent as well as a heel height that include 1″, 1.5″, 1.8″, 2″, 2.2″, 2.5″, 2.75″, 3″, and 3.5″. Finally, you will decide if you would like a traditional buckle or and quick release buckle.

Keep in mind that it can take between 4 to 8 weeks for your shoe to be made, but it is worth it in the end. Joel Hall Dancer and former CDS sales associate, Paula Grahmann, customized these pictured gorgeous sparkly purple shoes for her wedding. The best part, she will get to wear these cute little numbers for other events. Stop by CDS and we will help you make the perfect shoe made just for you!