So, you're looking to buy yourself a new pair of shoes.
You go to a shoe store and take a look at their range and they're all... the same. Same look, same style, same quality (cheap and poorly made) even when they have a designer tag on them.
Do you buy shoes for another season that fall apart in a few years? Or do you buy shoes that are so uncomfortable you barely wear them?
These are common complaints many of our customers had before switching to Preston Zly.
What Are Handmade Shoes?
Handmade shoes are shoes that have been crafted by hand by an experienced cobbler or artisan. The process of making these shoes includes cutting the material, stitching it together and then finishing it with a variety of processes like dyeing and polishing.
Handmade shoes are far superior to mass-produced machine-made shoes in many ways. Namely, the quality and wear you get from investing into them.
Preston Zly's are handmade and last for decades - our customers often pass them onto their children after decades of wear and they are still going strong!!
If you look after your handmade shoes (like your Preston Zly's), they can be repaired and renovated for many, many years, bringing them back to almost new.
What Are the Benefits of Handmade Shoes?
Just 50 years ago, everyone was walking around in handmade shoes that could give you a comfort and style and cost-per-wear.
But somewhere between then and the Industrial Revolution, it became the norm to wear manufactured shoes which are objectively lower quality, less comfortable and less stylish than a handmade shoe like Preston Zly's.
In fact, the defining feature of all Preston Zly's handmade shoes are their durability.
Because they are made with such care in the design and hand-sewing process, they stand the test of time. Not to mention, we go to great lengths to ensure that the highest possible quality materials are used so that they really do last you for years.
This makes Preston Zly's more resistant to wear and tear, meaning they will last longer than any mass-produced shoes you purchase.
Another benefit of handmade shoes is comfort. Because each Preston Zly is made individually, we're able to make sure that each shoe is perfectly designed to give you the most comfortable wear possible. A defining feature of Preston Zly's is their comfortable and secure fit, as well as support for the foot.
Many customers report being able to do 10,000+ steps in their Preston Zly's (even in our highest heels at 9.5cm's!!!).
Are Handmade Shoes Worth It?
Let's talk about the elephant in the room - the price of handmade shoes.
If this is your first foray into designer shoe land, you might initially be shocked at the price of shoes. We get so many comments like this on our Instagram and Facebook, saying they would never pay this much for a pair of shoes.
The reality is - you already do (just not in the way you think).
If you're buying a pair of $100 shoes every year, twice a year, per season, you're spending MORE than many of our customers spend on Preston Zly's simply by going through so many poorly crafted shoes.
So yes, the initial price tag of a Preston Zly handmade shoe might be more than what you're used to spending - but over a lifetime, our customers spend significantly less on shoes and on sorting out problems with their feet.
Overall, handmade shoes are definitely worth the extra cost. Not only do they offer superior quality and unique designs, but they are also much more durable than mass-produced shoes. So, if you are looking for a shoe that will last and provide you with an excellent fit, handmade shoes are your best bet.
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