Custom made shoes are a great solution if you're finding it a challenge finding shoes that are comfortable and suitable for their intended usage.
Here are just some of the reasons I can think of for buying custom shoes...
Comfort -- you like fashion shoes, but don't want to, or can't, wear high heels. For some reason it's not easy to find low or medium heel shoes that are also stylish
To be creative
Having recently designed and bought 2 pairs of cusstom made shoes (see below) I've come to realize that it may be harder than you'd image designing your custom shoes! Here are some tips to make your life easier...
First decide why you are designing your custom shoes. Is it one of the reasons above, such as your wedding, or some other reason? Identify your main objective. Use your objective to help make your design decisions
See my article on how to choose and buy shoes to find out more about each of these items.
To get inspiration for current trends in styles, textures and color combinations look at your favorite fashion magazines, websites and shops (both online and high street).
I highly recommend Shoes of Prey, an online store, that ships worldwide, for custom made womens shoes. I have 2 pairs of shoes from them and will be designing and ordering more. I love my Shoes of Prey shoes! See my Shoes of Prey review here.
Another option, if you live in Asia or visit an Asian country I suspect you can find many places that will make custom shoes. I also suspect that to have a successful experience, just as with getting custom made clothes, you will need to do some research to find good shoe makers. Look for personal recommendations, and good sample shoes. And have a clear idea of the design you want.