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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

It's Gotta Be the SHOES!

That's my ode to Spike Lee and the awesome Nike commercials of the 90's.  But now to this week's Threads Talk topic....Embroidered shoes.  Ahhh, this is a question that we get asked quite a bit especially for weddings, "can you embroider shoes?"  Sorry to say...we can't.  Not because it's not possible but because we do not have the shoe clamp equipment that is required to mount the shoes on the machine for embroidery.  It's a pricey little thing and we just aren't able to justify the cost at this time.  But not to worry, just because we can't do it doesn't mean all is lost.  We try to help in any way we can so we've scoured the web and found a couple of places that offer some options to spiff up those wedding kicks after all.  Dig your Chuck Taylors and Vans out of the closet and get ready to pimp them out.  Please note that we've never actually ordered from these places before so we can't vouch for them.  Please do your due diligence before ordering.  Hope this helps.  If you do order, let us know how the shoes came out, we'd love to know!

Option 1: Etsy

The sellers on Etsy use flossing which means they are actually hand embroidering your name/design on the shoes.

Etsy sellers:
Photo Credit: Etsy
Photo Credit:: Etsy

Option 2: DesignMySoles.com

This site uses machine embroidery and also donates $1.00 of every sale to various charities according to its website.

Photo Credit:: DesignMySoles.com


  1. That is very helpful information and thanks for explaining why you don't do these types of things and also where you can get them done. :)

  2. Thanks @the baker! We try to provide as many services as possible but when we aren't able to do something, we always try to offer our clients alternatives. :)