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Advice and tips on designing your made-to-order shoes

Designing platform peep toes

Shaped with just the right amount of peep on the round toe front, the sweeping lines of Upper Street's platform peep toe shoes are incredibly flattering and totally sexy, available in 4.5” with 0.5” platform or 3.5” with 0.25” platform.

Here is our advice and tips on designing the perfect platform peep toe shoes for you online. Follow these 7 easy steps to guide you through each section of designing your peep toe online: 

Step 1  - Choose the platform peep toe: Choose the sixth thumbnail option and select the platform peep toe shoe option.
Step 2  - Do you want a full or D'Orsay cut?
You have two upper shape options in the Shoe Designer: D'Orsay or full cut. A D’Orsay cut is where the vamp of the shoe is cut away which accentuates the curves of the foot arch to create a sexy look to the shoe, however it isn’t as secure as a classic full cut.
Tip: If you have D’Orsay cut we suggest a strap across the foot or an ankle strap for a more secure fit (see step 5).

Step 3  - Pick the front design
Choose from 8 different options to suit your style. Adding a large bow or an asymmetric panel gives an instant twist to a classic design. For a touch of sparkle, select a Swarovski jewel cluster, or keep the front plain, and add a counter back (see step 4) for a contemporary look.
Tip: If you want to add studs, you must select the crossover front or the plain front with a D'Orsay cut.
Step 4  - Select the back
Design the back of your platform peep toe shoe by choosing from 2 different options: a counter back or plain back. When working with contrasting colours and materials, a counter back gives you the opportunity to create a shoe with the detail at the back rather than the front.
If you want to add studs to the back of your shoe, you'll need to select a counter back.
Tip: Click on the image of the shoe and rotate it 360 degrees to get a full view from every angle. 
Step 5  - Add straps (optional)
If you want straps you can choose from 4 strap options. Triple straps add a fun twist to the platform peep toes, especially with a D’Orsay cut. Alternatively, go for a classic design and add an ankle or Mary Jane strap.
Tip: Ankle straps can be removed on the finished shoes, but not if you add diamante trim.
Step 6 -  The exciting part - choosing your colours & materials
Our colours & materials are organised by either ‘Sort by materials’ which shows our extensive range of materials and ‘Sort by colour’ where colours are grouped by palette.
First click on the shoe area or the shoe part in the Colour progress box in the top right, then choose a colour or material, and make sure you colour every part of the shoe. 
Tip: Please note that studs can’t be added to animal skin.
Prices differ for our standard materials and our premium materials. Please visit our pricing page for further details. At any stage of designing you can click on the"Cost & materials" button to see the cost of your shoes.

Step 7 - Embellish your shoes (optional)
If you would like embellishment you can add studs and Swarovski diamante trim to your platform peep toes. For studs can be added to the crossover front option or additionally the plain front with a D'Orsay cut. Studs can also be added to a counter back.
Tip: Swarovski diamante trim is available on all straps except the wide front strap.
For more advice and inspiration on embellishments, take a look at our embellishment guide
Don't lose your finished design
Save your shoe design to your collection or add to your shopping bag. Share your collection with your friends; they can help you decide which shoe they think would suit you.

Shoe sizes & heel heights
You select your shoe size and heel height (4.5" or 3.5") once you’ve added it to your shopping bag, and you can also add notes of any further additional information.
Alternatively, please contact us at or telephone  +44 (0) 845 680 9365 and we can help you.
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For design inspiration, our platform peep toe shoe gallery is full of shoe designs you can customise to your taste and style.

Prefer a peep toe without a platform? We also offer peep toe shoes online

Indigo triple strap
Emerald & turquoise platform peep
Mixed grey asymmetric platform peep toe
Gold leather Platform Peep Toe
Marine snakeskin platform peep toe
Red Leather Platform Peep Toe