A couple f days ago, I did a bit of Christmas shopping for some stuff that I have to bring back home. Well, I was not able to complete buying the things in my shopping list as I ran out of time. Besides, I also would like to shop for some gifts together with my kids as this has always been a part our bonding activities. One of the things that I'm planning to buy is a good pair of shoes. Shoes are definitely a "girl thing". I guess only few women would say that they don't love shoes. Some go for the casual types, others prefer the high end ones. But I know some who really invest on high quality shoes. Some even go to the point of having a collection. As for me, although I also buy my shoes from malls as this would be the easiest alternative, I still personally prefer buying handmade shoes if given the opportunity. Well, durability would be the obvious reason. Handmade shoes definitely last longer than the machine produced ones, not to mention that every pair comes with a style and design that's very distinct and I would say, "a perfect fit". Manually crafted shoes are obviously done with a personal touch. Because of this, I always have that feeling that I am wearing something that's perfectly made for me with a sense of uniqueness and individuality. Apart from that, the carefully chosen materials for your shoes will definitely guarantee comfort.
Having said all of the above, the next consideration would be the price. Obviously, handmade shoes come with a hefty price tag. Well, that could very well be expected as quality comes with a price. But if we will think carefully, you will also end up spending the same amount of money buying mass produced shoes every year. Investing on a good quality shoe can assure you of long years of usage and this will save you money and time in the long run.
Actually, I've also thought of shifting to handmade shoes for my kids. I noticed that I'm buying several pairs for them each year as they are complaining to me that most of the shoes they buy are not strong enough to withstand the long period of heavy usage. Besides, going for these handmade shoes would definitely give them the comfort that they need and the best thing would be the fact that we won't get tired looking around the entire shoe section in the mall just to find a unique design that would fit their taste.
Well, I guess, I would consider doing this starting next school year and I'm pretty sure that they would love the idea. How about you? Would you prefer handmade shoes too?