I first saw Lucky Lou Shoes many years ago at Viva Las Vegas. Like most ladies, I fell in love with them immediately. If you are not familiar with Lucky Lou Shoes, it is a vintage reproduction shoe company that is famous for it's carved wood designs based off of vintage souvenir shoes from the 30's and 40's. It was started in 2004 and it is still known as "The One True Original". Lucky Lou Shoes are often imitated, but never replicated.
So of course I was ecstatic when Lucky Lou Shoes said some shoes would be coming my way for review. It looks like Christmas came early! The shoes arrived very quickly from Austin, TX. They were packaged very carefully with foam inserts, a dust bag, and bubble wrap.
I was sent the newest style, The Gypsy Rose, in red. This style also comes in black. The faux leather is hand tooled and incredibly soft, just like vintage. The wood heel is carved by hand and features a cool flower design. The insole is padded and incredibly comfortable. I always assumed these shoes would be uncomfortable because of the wooden heel, but it is quite the opposite. I was so surprised! The outsole also has rubber tread to avoid slipping. I was really impressed with the quality of these shoes. They are really worth every penny!
I love this new style because it is so versatile. The wood heel is perfect for tiki outfits, like sarongs and playsuits. The tooled leather is perfect for Spanish outfits like Mexican circle skirts or western outfits, such as patio sets. However, the studs are a little bit rock and roll, making them perfect for jeans and a tee shirt. This style is also vegan! I know I am going to get a lot of use out of these shoes. I imagine they will last forever too.
Holiday Shopping Guide Tip: You can purchase directly from the website. Lucky Lou Shoes has free domestic shipping through Christmas using "freeusship" at checkout. For reduced overseas rates, choose the first class option at checkout. Lucky Lou Shoes also has gift certificates! That way you won't have to guess which style to get as a gift. They have so many cute styles to choose from so you can't go wrong with a giftcard. Any lady would be overjoyed to see these under the tree on Christmas day!