Good Girl, Swan Lake, Happy Life, Bride to be, Lavish Lace, Romans Noir … these are only a few of many other models that emerged from the creative Shuz. workshop. These colorful, playful, imaginative “shuz” are hand painted canvas sneakers that according to your wishes and ideas are realized by Shuz. designer team.
Shuz. designer team is consisted of two young entrepreneurs from Zagreb, Croatia- Ljudmila Mihajlovic and Maja Zirovcic. Ljudmila is an engineer of textile technology and Maja has a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship economics and is also a certified graphic designer. After years of being very good friends, Ljudmila and Maja combined their professions with their shared mind set and mutual creativity which resulted in the creation of Shuz. brand.
Shuz. started first as a hobby.
“At first we started to hand paint our boring white sneakers, we wanted to transform them into an original piece of accessory, something that said a lot about our personality, a true reflection of our style and more importantly we wanted to wear something that we knew was unique and one of a kind and not a piece of wardrobe that thousands of other people already wear. You know that awkward moment when you walk down the street and spot your shoes on at least 3 other girls?! Well yeah we wanted to avoid those kind of situations 🙂 Very soon we started to get a lot of compliments for our creations and the trigger for the decision to make a business out of it was when we made Shuz. as a birthday present for one of our friends and realized there was much demand for a personalized handmade product like ours was.” says Maja.
Wedding Shuz. collection was created not much after. The girls designed a model for a friends wedding that was not a high heel lover- it was the perfect wedding sneaker- white lace, satin bows and they wrote the bride&grooms names on one shoe and sign “Just married” on the other that fitted perfectly for the occasion. Suddenly the word spread about this super cool new invention for all those unconventional brides out there, and not just them but also for the ones that wanted to look stylish in high heels for the first part of the ceremony and then decided to slip into something more comfortable afterwards, when the real party started and when those nasty high heels start ed to kill their feet. In short Wedding Shuz. made dancing till dawn possible!
Ljudmila: “Handmade and hand painted, Shuz. can match the color of your wedding dress and also the style of your wedding. You can give them a personal touch by selecting one of our options like: writing names, date of the wedding or a special message directly on your wedding shoes. ( most common scripting are: and they lived happily ever after, bride to be, just married, I do… etc.)
Did we mention that wedding sneakers come pretty handy if you change your mind in front of the altar and suddenly choose to become a runaway bride? :)”