It was like grown-up playtime! They give you basic styles to choose from—pumps, platforms, strappy sandals, wedges, and more. Then you pick the material (leather or patent); the straps, the trim, doodads (bows, cut-outs, rhinestones), and the heel (the same or a contrasting color).
And when I read the user reviews, people who did this loved their own creations—a lot of them cyber-crafted their own wedding shoes.
The pair I designed and covet are shown here, in pink. The cost is not cheap for a DIY job; these pumps will set me back $295. But of course this is is all cyber fun for the moment. I'm putting them on my wish-list.
This is one of a few design-your-own-shoe sites out there. Also check out Shoesofprey.com for more DIY fun. And if you're in the market for one-of-a-kind sneakers, check out Converse.com and Nike.com for more custom-made fun.