Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide - For Him/Her - Zipz Shoes

I am pretty convinced that as a woman, a love of shoes is just naturally ingrained in my brain. A sad fact about shoes though, is that from pair to pair the only thing that really changes is the design. A boot is a boot, a heel is a heel, and a wedge is a wedge. They may change colors and fabrics but deep down, that is the only difference. All of that being said, I actually found a different shoe! Zipz shoes may look like a normal pair of canvas shoes, but a closer look reveals something so simple, yet so ingenious! 

Zipz is an interchangeable shoe system. Yes, you read that right; interchangeable. There is a zipper that goes around the whole shoe where the canvas "cover" meets the rubber "soul". This zipper allows you to mix and match covers and souls to create a shoe that is perfect for you and your individual style.

I know this might sound a little silly and unnecessary, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that there are plenty of instances where this design could be useful. Did your shoes get dirty? Simply zip off your covers and wash them. While you are waiting on those to get clean, zip on another pair of covers! Plus, you don't have to hear that horrible clunking around in the wash! Do you like to match your shoes to your outfit? No problem! Buy one pair of Zipz then just buy covers to match all of your outfits! A huge plus to buying multiple covers instead of multiple pairs of shoes is the money and space you will save. A pair of covers is about half the cost of a pair of shoes and a will not take up near as much room in your closet.


When I received my shoes and covers, I was completely surprised to feel how sturdy they were. The soul is quite possibly the best soul I have ever worn on a pair of canvas shoes. This soul is thick, supportive and comfortable. I work at a grocery store and I am on my feet and walking for a majority of my day. After work, I noticed that my feet didn't hurt like they were with my other pair of sneakers. As you are wearing Zipz, you can't tell you are wearing a shoe with a zipper. You can't feel the zipper, nor can you hear the zipper-pull jingling as you walk. 

Changing the covers out was much easier than I expected it to be as well. The zipper glides easily around the shoe. The only part that takes a little getting used to is starting the zipper. It is the same start as a jacket and once you do it a few times, you can change your covers in a minute or less. 

Overall, I love these shoes! They are very high quality and are not expensive. The idea that you can have multiple pairs of shoes with a single soul, is an awesome money and space saving idea. Want to stay updated on all of Zipz new collections? Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, they were nice enough to host a giveaway for you guys! One lucky, US based, reader will win 1 pair of Zipz, of their choice, from their current look book.

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Disclosure: I may receive products in exchange for an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be good for my readers. My Empty Nest is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

30 comments:

  1. I like the low top Ruby Heartz LT.

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  2. I like the Lo-Top pair of Comix.

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  3. This would be an awesome gift for my step daughter. She's shoes obsessed like me and would love these so much. I know she would love the Americana ones, and also the pink. Thanks for the chance to win these fun shoes for her!

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  4. Here is another great option for your Zipz shoes - custom printed covers! Have a favorite photo, quote or a design that speaks to you? We can print it on your Zipz shoes covers. Delta Custom is an exclusive custom printer for Zipz shoes.

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  5. I like the Hi-Top pair of Skull Rose

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  6. I like the pair of Hermosa Punk Pink.

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  7. I like the Hi-Top pair of Skull Rose.

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  8. Lo-Top pair of Denim Blue

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  9. Slip-On pair of Comix is my favorite!
    crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

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  10. I like the Pair of Hermosa Cranberry

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  11. I like the Pair of Hermosa Cranberry - - Paol Trenny..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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  12. I like the Lo-Top pair of Grafeeti!

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  13. I like the Dragon Rose Lo-Tops

    Becky Mc Dowell
    beckybopp at netzero dot com

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  14. I love the Hermosa Cranberry. I had heard of Zipz but never new much about them. It's a great Idea to be able to get a new cover for a different look. Thank you so much. wendishifflette at yahoo dot com

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  15. I like the Pair of Maverick Blackout.

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  16. My favorite is the Lo-Top pair of Leopard.

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  17. My favorite are the Lo-Top pair of Skull Rose Zipz!

    Kim Meier
    momof3chaos at gmail dot com

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  18. The Slip-On pair of Dragon Rose is my favorite.

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  19. Hi-Top Supermodel

    Angela Newsome
    anikasmom@live.com

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  20. I like the Slip-On pair of Dragon Rose shoes

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  21. I would like the Lo-Top pair of Comix.

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  22. Hi-top army camo covers

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