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

Lower heel shoes

Lower heel shoe options are available on all of the core Upper Street shoe styles so you can have style without compromise. From kitten heels to mid-heels there are thousands of shoe styles you can create. Simply select the heel height that's right for you in the Shopping bag. For those who prefer no heels, we also offer ballet flats.



2.25" round toe court - A lower heel version of our classic round toe court shoe. A sophisticated style which is simultaneously on-trend and timeless. The 2.25” heel is the perfect height for moving from day to evening in comfort. Worn with skirts, dresses or jeans the lower heel always looks smart and appropriate.

2.25" pointed court - A lower heel version of our elegant pointed court shoe, our kitten heel is cut with a contemporary short toe and elegantly tapered heel. Sleek in shape yet designed not to be too narrow at the front to pinch, we'll pair our kittens with cropped trousers and a shift dress for a contemporary look.

2.25" sandal - A lower heeled alternative to the Upper Street classic sandal with gentle almond toe shape. Perfect for creating vintage-inspired designs or strappy evening sandals. Pairs elegantly with a pretty tea length dress or cropped trousers. The sweet low heel gives you an extra lift making this both a flattering and feminine choice. 

2.25" peep toe - Perfect for those who like to show off their toes but want a more substantial shoe than a sandal. Peep toes are ideal for formal occasions like weddings, make a great shoe for the office for summer and also can be designed as a stylish weekend shoe.

3" sandal: The perfect mid-heel for summer and with 12 options for your sandal front, the design  options can take you from a fierce gladiator to two elegant straps for evening. 

3" round toe court: A perfect choice for those looking for a mid-heel shoe that they can wear in comfort all day long. Design your shoes with a brogue details for your ideal work shoe, add a toe cap to contrast colours or materials or add a Swarovski jewel cluster for a glamorous evening shoe to dance the night away.

3" pointed toe court: Our most popular shoe style now comes with a mid-heel that will take you effortlessly from day to night. From a classic monochrome design to Mary Janes to gleaming metallics there are endless ways to create your perfect pointed toe mid-heel.

3.5" platform court –  This platform style has a modest 0.25" platform to give the shoe an elegant balance. Perfect for creating a sophisticated and feminine look with flattering lift. This versatile and modern shape will look equally great with your classic workwear as it will with your favorite jeans. A lower heel alternative to our 4.5" platform court shoe

3.5" platform peep toe – A lower heel version of the Upper Street best seller – our 4.5" platform peep toe shoe. The slim 0.25” platform and feminine almond shaped peep add subtle sex appeal making it perfect to dress up your favourite casual pieces to wear on a night out. 

3.5" platform sandal - A lower heel version of our very popular 4.5" platform sandal for a more every day summer sandal. The 3.5" heel is available across all design options so whether you want a classic tan leather crossover sandal or a gleaming golden snakeskin T-bar, you can design it with Upper Street.

Discover the beautiful curves, proportions and balance of Upper Street's handmade shoes in this introduction to our eight core shoe shapes.  For more information on how to design your own shoes, read our guides on how to design your shoes

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2.25" round toe
2.25" pointed court
2.25" sandal
2.25" peep toe shoe
3" sandal
3" round toe court
3" pointed court
3.5" platform court
3.5" platform peep
3.5" platform sandal