The Benefits of Custom Shoes - COMUNITYmade


The Benefits of Custom Shoes

The Benefits of Custom Shoes

by Shannon Scott July 30, 2021 1 Comment

For many of us, we have been shoe shopping for as long as we can remember. The earliest memories often involve family outings where you each wait your turn to get properly sized and pick out a brand new pair of shoes. Depending on who you ask, shopping for shoes has always been a pleasurable experience, unless of course you're going with a pair of toddlers, that is! Either way, getting a new pair of shoes is sure to be nostalgic, especially if they turn out to be a great pair after buying them!

However, we all know how awful it can be to buy a new pair of shoes just to have them fall apart a few months later, even after what is considered to be normal wear and tear. Selling shoes like that should be a crime! If you have had that experience, then you are certainly not alone! That is why we recommended custom, handmade shoes. Not only are they sure to be comfortable, but they are usually made with only the best materials so they are sure to last a lifetime! Here are some of the benefits of buying custom shoes.

Increased Comfort

Mass produced shoes are just that, produced for the masses. The increased comfort of buying custom shoes is so great that it needs to be mentioned twice! Custom made shoes are crafted specifically to fit your feet exactly, ensuring the perfect fit. Many people do not know the devastating effects that can come with wearing an improperly fitting shoe, some of which include permanent nerve damage.

You Can Modify the Design

We have all been shoe shopping before where we see a shoe that would be really great, if only it were in a different color or design. Well, with custom made shoes that is no longer a worry! If you see a shoe you like on a custom shoe website like ours, the sky's literally the limit. If you see a great pair of shoes but would prefer that it come in your favorite color or design, just go through our simple shoe customization process!

They Are 100% Yours

Have you ever gotten a great new pair of shoes just to show up at a major function wearing them to find that someone else has the exact same pair? Well, with shoes that you can grab just right off the shelf, the odds of that happening are actually pretty high. With custom shoes, however, they are 100% truly yours! You can be certain that no one else is going to have a pair just like them, guaranteed.  

Better Quality

For custom shoe brands like COMUNITYmade, they pride themselves on using only the highest quality materials like premium Italian leather. Mass made shoes are often made with cheap materials so that they can be offered at a cheaper price to maximize profits. This causes the shoes to break down quickly so that you have to go and buy another pair. With custom, handmade shoes you do not have to worry about the quality of the material as every detail of the shoe is constructed with only you in mind.

More Cost Effective

Though buying a cheap pair of shoes may initially seem like the better idea, as we have discussed, in the long run you end up spending more as you are constantly having to replace the broken down shoes with cheap materials. The higher quality custom shoes may be more expensive up front, they will end up lasting for years and years to come. In the long run, buying custom made shoes will actually end up saving you more money as you are not constantly replacing them after a few months of normal wear and tear.

Enhanced Foot Support

Since mass produced shoes are often made on a manufacturing line, oftentimes they are designed to fit a wide range of feet with as little variation as possible. As we all know, there is no one size fits all, especially when it comes to shoes. If you spend all day on your feet you may have noticed the lack of support that off-the-shelf shoes provide. When you have custom shoes made specifically for your feet, not only are they more comfortable but they offer more support for your feet which is great for those longer periods of standing or walking around.

Supports Local Economies

The low price of mass produced shoes comes from the fact that they are often made overseas in sweatshops where people work for hours on end with little to no pay just to go home to substandard conditions. When you buy custom, handmade shoes not only are you helping to support local artisans and their families but you are helping to support local businesses. Not to mention, you are also helping to strengthen the overall American economy and helping to revitalize the American manufacturing industry that was once so essential in helping to support the American middle class.

If you have ever wanted to get a custom, handmade pair of shoes, perhaps as a gift for yourself or a loved one during the upcoming holiday season, then let COMUNITYmade make it easy for you! Book an appointment with us online or over the phone where we can virtually walk you through the process of creating your very own personal design, which will then be handcrafted by a local shoe artist with years in the industry and sent directly to you through the mail. We are virtually contact free but are still here to fully serve our customers in helping to fulfill their shoe dreams.

You can fully modify a pair of shoes or pick from an existing design and alter it from there. We are physically located in downtown L.A. where we hand-make each and every pair of shoes that we sell in our very own manufacturing workshop. Please, do not hesitate to get in touch with us today so that we can help make your shoe a reality!

Shannon Scott
Shannon Scott


1 Response


March 29, 2022

I am 100 % agree with custom shoes you can design according to your taste. Another benefit of it feels more comfortable when you wear it. Thanks for sharing this and I also would like to suggest you must have a look at “Idrese” Where you can find more handmade shoe collections.

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Find Your Perfect Size

We want to help make sure that your new shoes have the best fit possible.  

We have created a separate fit for men and women to provide the ultimate foot hugging comfort.  Our sockliner and upper materials will naturally mold to your foot and stretch out after a short period of time, so do allow for this when trying our shoes on initially.


 In general, our shoes are running closer to an everyday shoe fit vs. an athletic shoe fit and can be worn with or without socks - but the socks have to be eye catching for best results.


Any variances from this chart will be noted on each individual product page.