A couple of months back I was contacted by Secret Solini - Designer Soles and was sent out a box containing their red soles product.
My first thought? Okay, way to rip off Christian Louboutin.
If I am going to do a product a review, I tell the truth and am not at all influenced by the company.
The Secret Solini Designer Soles are basically a sticky contact paper type of product, which is applied to the sole and heel of your shoes to add color or pattern.
The product comes with 3 x stickers, 1 x blade for cutting said stickers and also a sterilized towelette to clean your shoes before applying the product.
I instantly had flashbacks of applying contact to my school folders in high school. What a disaster that was.
I decided to use my black Windsor Smith patent black heels to apply and test out the product.
I wiped the soles and heel with the alcohol wipe (noting that there was only one wipe, yet enough stickers to do 3 pairs of shoes).
I was unable to take photos as I used the blade, as I needed both hands.
One hand to apply and smooth out the sticker, and the other to trim it along the base line.
I don't know if I am just relatively unco, but I found it difficult to achieve a perfect cut line.
It took a few times of re-applying to smooth out bubbles that were created under the sticker which lead to me getting frustrated and sighing a lot.
Like I said, they instantly made me think of fake Christian Louboutins.
I do not approve of blatant fakes, of any item.
I remember when Peepshow Shoes used to have a red sole and then a lawsuit had them change to purple soles.
I was thinking that perhaps they could be perfect to re-sole my Louboutin's, rather than using a Vibram sole but I have changed my mind.
The red is not the exact same, but close enough that nobody would notice the difference.
I must say, it is a clever idea for a product, and I do like the other colors and patterns, just not the red.
The pink polka dot are my favorite, and the baby blue sole would be perfect for a bride on her wedding day! A great way to include 'Something Blue' without it being too obvious under your dress.
You can purchase the Secret Solini - Designer Soles on their website, here, for $14.99 for one pair and $29.99 for three.
What are your thoughts on the Designer Sole product? Genius or Too Much Effort?