Why choose Rachel Simpson wedding shoes?
Posted on January 18 2021
Rachel Simpson wedding shoes are some of the most comfortable around, but that's just one of the many reasons people choose them to walk down the aisle in. We've been designing and creating beautiful wedding shoes for nearly thirteen years now so we like to think we know what we're doing. Here are just a few reasons why you should say YES in RS!
1. Rachel Simpson shoes are extremely comfortable
We've said it before and we'll say it again. Comfort is the single most important factor when it comes to wedding shoes. It doesn't matter how beautiful they are if they start to rub or you can't walk confidently in them.
All our shoes are lined with natural leather throughout, which is just one of the reasons they're known for their unbeatable comfort. The soft leather not only stretches to the shape of your foot, but one of it's natural benefits is that it is breathable, so your feet won't get sweaty and rub!
2. Rachel Simpson shoes are all original
We design all our shoes ourselves, combining vintage inspiration with up to date trends and that little bit of 'something different' which makes them so distinct. We don't copy other designers or make copy cat versions of catwalk styles so you know when you choose RS you're getting something truly unique. We're passionate about designing shoes and of course the matching bags, and there's no joy when that doesn't come from the heart.
We're a member of Anti Copyright in Design and take this stuff seriously!
3. Rachel Simpson shoes are made the traditional way
Every single pair of RS shoes is made in our factory in Alicante, Spain, where skilled shoemakers with years of experience use traditional methods to ensure the absolute highest quality. This starts with the pattern cutting and runs right the way through every single element of the shoe, from cutting out the individual pieces, to stitching them together, lasting them into their 3D shape right through to individually packing each pair into boxes by hand. You just don't get the same result when everything is done by machine!
4. Rachel Simpson shoes are for life, not just for weddings
There's a lot of talk about sustainability in today's world, and it's really close to our hearts too. One of the main reason's Rachel started the brand in the first place was because she got fed up with fast fashion and it's 'pile it high, sell it cheap' mentality. And that was way back in 2008, before the backlash was fashionable! Rachel Simpson shoes are made to last- both in terms of physical and style durability.
We care about looking after things, which is why we give you plenty of guidance on how to look after your wedding shoes before, during and after the big day. If you look after your shoes they'll be there for plenty of special occasions after the wedding day itself, meaning you don't have to buy a new pair every time another friend gets engaged!
Whilst we like to keep up with trends (of course, we love a bit of newness), we don't let them take over. We love vintage style (particularly from the twenties and thirties), and want to design shoes which are more timeless than just for one season, giving you long term value and a more sustainable choice.
5. Rachel Simpson is a small business with big ambition
When you choose Rachel Simpson you don't just buy a pair of shoes, you become part of the RS community. We've been doing this for almost thirteen years and put simply, we absolutely love it. From being there to help you find your dream style and perfect fit, to giving you plenty of ideas and inspiration, to seeing your photos after the big day- we love being part of your journey. We're a small business but we've got big ambition and are passionate about keeping the art of traditional shoe making alive, so thank you for being on that journey with us.
All that said, we hope you choose Rachel Simpson because you love our shoes. Click here and take a look for yourself.