My Custom Tod’s Gommino Loafers – the Process & Big Reveal!

Tods Braven Bellevue Gommino loafers

I was so excited when Tod’s reached out to me again — this time to customize my own pair of Gommino loafers! They’re the most classic and comfortable shoes handmade by artisans in Italy. The last time I partnered with Tod’s, I hosted a fundraiser for Northwest Kidney Center at their store in The Bravern in Bellevue, WA.

In this post, I’ll walk you through the whole process of customizing my Gommino loafers, what I selected, and finally, the big reveal!

Also, as a gift to my followers, Tod’s is offering 10% off plus a gift with purchase, even on your custom Gomminos! If you live in the greater Seattle area and can visit the Tod’s boutique at The Bravern in Bellevue, just mention my blog Hey Pretty Thing.

The Process

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You can personalize the Gommino loafers online or in stores. Since I live near a Tod’s boutique, I went in and worked with the amazing associates at the store in The Bravern. They were so knowledgable, and they talked me through all the different leathers, colors, and selections.

  • Leather and Color: You can choose anything from alligator to python. I usually love the suede moccasin, but now that it’s spring, I wanted a fresh look, so I chose textured calfskin in light pink.
  • Stitching: There are 20 colors of stitching, but I wanted to keep the colors cohesive and subtle, so I went for tone-on-tone stitching.
  • Insole: The process is so personalized that you can even select your own insole! I picked the light pink beige insole stamped with the gold logo.
  • Pebbles “Gomminos”: One of the most special parts of customization is being able to choose the color of the Gomminos, which are the 133 iconic rubber pebbles on the bottom of the Gommino loafers. The classic ones are black, but since my custom shoe was going to be blush-colored, I chose light grey pebbles.
  • Accessory: You can decide between the Moccasin, Heaven, or Double T loafer. I wanted a gold accent on the shoe, so I selected the Double T buckle with the old gold finish.
  • Initials: My favorite part of the personalization process was the monogram, because then it really made the shoes yours! You get four options for the placement of your initials.
  • Sizing: I’m usually a size 38 in shoes, or 38.5 in certain designer sandals and heels. I sized down to a 37.5 in these Gommino loafers and they fit perfectly even when worn with ballet socks. If you’re uncertain about your size, I’d encourage you to visit a Tod’s store for a fitting, because the shoe is handmade for you so the fit is even more personalized.

The Reveal

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A.L.C. silk blouse (sold out – similar here & here), Rachel Comey “Arc” earrings, Levi’s “Wedgie” jeans,
Monica Vinader “Fiji” bracelet, Givenchy bag (similar), Tod’s custom Double T Gommino loafers (c/o)

I looove how my personalized loafers came out! The blush pink is darling for spring, and the gold Double T buckle elevates the look, yet the shoes are comfortable for everyday wear. The most unique aspect is being able to choose the light grey rubber pebbles because they go so well with the pink. It’s my favorite detail second to the monogram of my initials! All my thanks to the wonderful Tod’s team for creating my dream shoe!

As I’ve mentioned, Tod’s is offering 10% off plus a gift with purchase to my followers! If you live in the greater Seattle area and can visit the Tod’s boutique at The Bravern in Bellevue, just mention my blog Hey Pretty Thing.

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  1. May 9, 2018 / 9:00 pm

    Oh my gosh! You seriously can do that?

    • Carolyn
      May 10, 2018 / 3:23 pm

      Yes! I was so excited to find out about this — it’s so special to be able to customize a shoe. Makes a great gift to a loved one or treat for yourself. 😉

  2. May 11, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    Oh wow I love the design you chose for this pair of loafers! The perfect pair for an everyday look but also for a classy and chic outfit 🙂
    xx, Carmen –

  3. May 14, 2018 / 6:40 pm

    Darling, I love this post ! The loafers are such a fabulous idea . I’m a first time visitor to this blog . I’m that rare beast a man who writes a fashion blog for women. I am always eager to meet other bloggers for sharing and support. Check me out ! I’m across the border In Vancouver!
    Dress The Part

  4. May 15, 2018 / 6:14 am

    Wow, having the chance the customize your own shoes is so much fun. These are so beautiful! Love the back detail!

  5. June 24, 2018 / 8:49 am

    exciting! great collection

  6. Jan
    June 30, 2020 / 3:46 pm

    They’re lovely, but what about durability? I heard that’s their weak point (heel, pebbles).

    • Carolyn
      July 1, 2020 / 8:44 am

      I pretty much only wear them if I’m mostly indoors, like for work, etc. in which case they last forever. However, the heel would get scratched if you’re walking long distances outside on concrete or gravel.

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