It all started with a shoe! . . .

1251 Sales


It all started with a shoe! . . .

1251 Sales On Etsy since 2010

4 out of 5 stars

ArtisticSoles is taking a short break


Note from shop owner We are currently away from our shop temporarily. If you have any questions, please message us. Thank You! We will be in communication with buyers regarding any current open orders.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Oct 25, 2016

We are currently away from our shop temporarily. If you have any questions, please message us. Thank You! We will be in communication with buyers regarding any current open orders.

Marva Scott

Contact shop owner

Marva Scott


Average item review
4 out of 5 stars
Jessica Mckeny

Jessica Mckeny on Sep 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

They are just what I asked for thank you 😀


jdavis1349 on Aug 14, 2016

1 out of 5 stars

My shoes have just now shipped, so I cannot review the actual item yet. However, I've messaged the shop several times and received no response at all. For that alone, I will not be purchasing from this shop again.


Marva responded on Aug 14, 2016

Awe. We're sorry you feel that way. As clearly stated in our shop announcements & shop policies, we are currently in modified "vacation mode" & responses to msgs may be slower than usual thru 8/31. All production times & ship dates for current orders remain the same. We are taking some time away, but we didn't want our shop to be completely inaccessible in Etsy. Your question (& the only msg we rec'vd on the order) was when your item would ship. Shortly thereafter (& well within the already stated production time) you received a msg via Etsy w/ your shipping info. Did that not answer your question? It is important to read all shop announcements, policies & listings thoroughly for our shop or any shop on Etsy. Sellers take time to list many useful details & info. for buyers. Thank you for your order!

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Welcome to ArtisticSoles!

Here at Artistic Soles we're creating more beautiful feet, sole by soul! . . . and custom jewelry items too! We're glad you're here and we can't wait to meet you! Aside from my family, artistic expression is my passion and Artistic Soles is such an incredible joy for me! Pinch me, please, because I must be dreaming with this unique opportunity to share my artistic expression with the world! It all started with a lot of inspiration and a simple sunflower. I painted my first pair of custom TOMS as a way to memorialize my mother and her favorite flower and help heal the loss within my soul. And now, that inspiration has become Artistic Soles! When I pick up a paint brush and begin a design, I am immediately engulfed in the art of the creation and, in those moments, all seems perfectly 'right' with this crazy world! Much of my inspiration now comes from the wonderful clients I've met and the stories they've shared along this incredible journey of life. Inspiring designs also often come from the simple, everyday moments with my beautiful daughters and wonderful husband. Life is just so full of inspiring stories through journeys of heartbreak to successes, losses to celebrations. Putting life's inspiration into a design that will expose a bit of your soul and connect you to another person or to commemorate a beautiful moment in time . . . Well, THAT makes my heart smile!

So, what inspires you? Let's put it on a custom pair of TOMS® Shoes and help a child in need with the TOMS One for One® program . . . or maybe put what inspires you on a pair of BOBS Shoes and support their "Make a Difference for Kids" program . . no matter what, you'll make all your friends insanely jealous! :-)

LOOKING FOR OUR PREVIOUSLY OFFERED JEWELRY? You can visit (BethLynn Designs on Etsy). We will be adding our jewelry items back in this new shop.

Some of our designs at Artistic Soles are connected to charitable groups, so check them out and help us contribute to something even greater!

Let's get started on your custom design TODAY!


Shop members

  • Marva Scott

    Owner, Designer, Dreamer

  • The Monarch

    Spring Inspiration

  • Budding Rose

    Brightens The Day

  • The littlest things . . .

    Often Bring The Biggest Inspiration!

  • Purple Passion

    Tickles Your Fancy!

  • Buzz Buzz!

    See What All The Customized TOMS Buzz Is About!

  • Come, fly . . .

    Away With Me!

  • Flutter by, oh Butterfly!

    You Make Me Smile!

  • Freedom . . .

    To Express Yourself In COLOR!

  • Artistic Soles

    Order Your Custom AS TOMS Today!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 23, 2016
:ƸӜƷ: Welcome to Artistic Soles on Etsy! We're glad you're here!! :ƸӜƷ:

:ƸӜƷ: Hours of Operation :ƸӜƷ:
In studio - Monday thru Saturday:
Email/message communications are typically answered within 24 hours but could be delayed during our most busy times.

Artistic Soles is considered closed on Sunday.

Closed Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day

Custom Shoes: 5-6 weeks (large, multiple shoe orders can take slightly longer for full order completion)

We NEVER compromise quality & fine artistry for speediness, but we do understand deadlines. Just make certain to notify us upon order if you have a strict deadline! (Some rush charges may apply. Message us for details!) While completion dates are only APPROXIMATIONS, we take specifically stated deadlines very seriously and we always make those deadlines a priority when agreed upon at the time of order.

What does Artistic Soles do?
Let's face it, life is too short to wear boring shoes! We are the oRiGiNaL 'Ba~BLiNG!' Swarovski crystal tag custom TOMS shoes! Let's get your awesome order going! We can't wait to meet you!

Remember, you can always mail us your current new condition TOMS for painting. Just ask us for a price quote for paint only!

Please BE SURE to read ALL item listing details & our shop policies BEFORE placing your order! By purchasing items from Artistic Soles you acknowledge that you have read and agree to all of our shop policies.

Blog Feature! Check it out!

Questions? Review our FAQ's under "Additional Information" and message us if you have any other questions. We are glad to help!

In the interest of security and reliability, Etsy messaging is the preferred method of communication for Artistic Soles.

By purchasing from Artistic Soles, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to ALL of our shop policies herein.

©2010-2015 ArtisticSoles - All designs, photos, and descriptions are copyright of Artistic Soles and photos may not be used without prior written permission. Thank you!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
:ƸӜƷ: Artistic Soles gladly accepts PayPal or Direct Credit Card check out for payment. We also accept Etsy gift cards! With PayPal you can use your credit card, debit card or you can arrange for an eCheck. We can begin processing your order once PayPal or Etsy Direct Pay confirms payment or eCheck clearance. We are unable to cancel any orders that have been started.

:ƸӜƷ: Coupon Codes & Special Offers :ƸӜƷ:
Coupon Codes or Special Offers are not to be used in combination. Only one offer is to be used per purchase. We reserve the right to discontinue a particular coupon program at any time.
:ƸӜƷ: Artistic Soles ships via USPS First Class and USPS Priority Mail with tracking unless other arrangements for delivery have been made or other shipping options have been requested and approved. Artistic Soles is not responsible for any additional customs or import taxes that may apply on international orders. Though it is not expected, USPS delays and other complications can arise. Artistic Soles can only guarantee the date your purchase is taken to the post office. Should an instance arise where a USPS insurance claim must be made, once USPS issues payment on the claim, Artistic Soles can then issue the refund to you or begin work on a replacement. Artistic Soles shipping days are Monday through Friday, however Fridays are our largest shipping days and during our busiest times we often send all of the week's packages out in a bulk USPS drop off on Friday.

If you do not see an international shipping cost on an item, message us for an exact shipping quote. International shipments usually do, but occasionally may not have tracking available unless upgraded and purchased.

If an order is returned to us due to inaccurate mailing address listed in the Etsy order or via PayPal, it is the responsibility of the buyer to pay for any additional shipping costs to re-package (if needed) and re-ship your order to you. WE WILL NOT SHIP ANY ORDERS THAT HAVE AN ADDRESS THAT CANNOT BE CONFIRMED BY USPS! Please make certain your shipping address is correct. Inaccuracies can delay your shipment.
Refunds and Exchanges
:ƸӜƷ: Please remember that every custom order is unique, hand painted & made to order for each customer. Your item may be similar, but not look exactly like a product pictured in our shop. This is not to be seen as defective. Every item is created as a unique, one-of-a-kind piece for each customer.

Some design elements may be changed or eliminated due to the shoe size and the inability to fit all design aspects on that shoe size. We anticipate only minor changes in those elements and/or details. You will be notified if we anticipate a large change in design.

PLEASE try on TOMS Shoes (or other shoe styles offered in our shop) BEFORE ordering if you are unsure about the size you wear. Converse sizing is also not as "true-to-size" as many other sneaker-type shoes. If you are unsure of your size it is always best to try them on FIRST! All shoes are custom painted to order and cannot be returned if the size is correct but the fit of that size is incorrect. (Unless, of course, there is a manufacturer defect on the original product.)

Although we do not anticipate it, if you are displeased with your purchase for any reason, it is our utmost desire is to make the issue RIGHT for our fabulous customers. Please contact us immediately before leaving any neutral or negative feedback. We commit to taking immediate action to resolve any issue that may arise. Remember, we are not able to fix a problem that we are unaware of. Please also be aware, you must contact us within 3 days of receiving your order if there is an issue.

We are unable to cancel any orders that have been started. Due to the customization of our artwork, exchanges or returns are usually not available. However, if for some reason you have an issue with your order, please contact us immediately. Your satisfaction is our first priority. If a return or exchange is approved, the item must be returned in new, unworn condition and in the original box. Please be sure to read ALL item description details before placing your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
Ordering a gift? Select our gift note option at check out and we will include a small, hand-written gift note card with your order. Just let us know what you would like your card to say in the "Notes to Seller" section. Pricing is never included with our shipments for worry-free gift giving!

:ƸӜƷ: Custom Painted Shoes by Artistic Soles :ƸӜƷ:

Artistic Soles hand-painted TOMS® or other featured shoe styles are painted with acrylic paints and permanent ink (depending on the design). All paint is sealed and shoes are treated with a light water repellent spray, a matte acrylic spray, or a matte light glitter acrylic overlay for stain, water and fading protection. However the shoes are NOT waterproof. Wear them with care.

If a complete shoe stain and/or full shoe paint coverage is done for a particular design, the fabric fibers can become slightly more stiff. However, with a couple of wearings, the fibers will relax and the stiffness will dissipate.

If your design includes Swarovski crystals I take great care in placing and adhering the Swarovski crystals with the genuine Swarovski Elements hot fix process or with permanent, flexible, sure bond adhesive specifically for shoe use. However, we cannot guarantee the crystals will *never* come off after a period of time and wear.

Please remember that every custom order is unique, hand painted or handcrafted & made to order for each customer. Your item may be similar, but not look exactly like a product pictured in our shop. This is not to be seen as defective. Every item is created as a unique, one-of-a-kind piece for each customer. SPECIAL NOTE: If a design has a name customization as part of that design and we are not advised via Etsy messaging or in the order's "Notes to Seller" section at check out of the specific name to be used in the design, the name portion of the design may be omitted.

Please be advised that canvas shoes work best for all painted designs. We offer designs on glitter TOMS and we agree, they look gorgeous, but keep in mind that glitter styles (TOMS, BOBS or other brands) will show 'wear' easier than standard canvas. Each glitter piece can move under the paint and cause a slight "chipping" of paint if/when a fleck of glitter falls off of the shoe. This is usually avoided by taking just a bit of extra care and precaution when wearing your custom painted glitter shoes.

PLEASE NOTE: occasionally a particular TOMS shoe used as a base for an Artistic Soles custom shoe design may be out of stock by TOMS at the time we place the order. If this happens, often a natural TOMS shoe can be stained to match the original base color OR there may be another base option that is extremely similar to the original. If we feel staining the shoe or using another similar stock base color by TOMS shows almost no difference in the original pictured design, we will proceed with the order. If the design requires choosing a new base design/shoe that is very different from the original, you will be notified before the change is made to the order. Also NOTE: many of the TOMS youth designs have a larger/thicker sole on the shoe as compared to the adult shoe soles. If you are an adult that can wear a youth size, please take note of those differences in the shoe manufacturing by TOMS before placing your order. Returns cannot be accepted for this difference.

Each shoe design is created upon order and the Production Time for custom shoes is approximately 6 weeks, unless a particular item is noted in the listing as "Ready to Ship". If you need your shoes by a specific deadline not within the normal production time, please message us and we will see if we are able to fit your rush order into our production schedule. Some rush charges may apply. NOTE: Large/multiple shoe orders (over 4) at one time, on one order may take slightly longer than the normal 6-week production time.

Remember, some design elements may be changed or eliminated due to the shoe size and the inability to fit all design aspects on that shoe size. We anticipate only minor changes in those elements and/or details. You will be notified if we anticipate a large change in design.

ALL featured name-brand manufactured shoes described in our listings are always the authentic brand/manufacturer unless it is specifically noted in the listing to be an 'off-brand'.

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Please use only a damp cloth for spot cleanings and air dry only. Your custom TOMS shoes should never be washed in a washing machine or placed in a laundry drier. Our shoes are custom artwork on your feet so remember to wear them with care. (This applies to other canvas shoe brands that may be utilized in any of our featured designs.)

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****Does your price include the shoes with the artwork?

Yes, the listed price includes a new pair of authentic TOMS shoes (or other brand/style as stated in the listing) along with the artwork shown.

****If I have shoes of my own, can I send them to you to paint a design on them?

Of course! Shoes must be in clean, undamaged condition. Message us for shipping details and pricing.

****I love a design I found in your shop but I would like to make a few changes. Is that possible?

Absolutely! We are happy to accommodate changes to any of the Artistic Soles designs shown. (There may be some changes in pricing. Message us for details.)

****Will the paint wash off of my shoes?

We use water resistant acrylic paints along with water resistant and fade proof ink to ensure water won’t effect the artwork! Artwork is sealed and shoes are sprayed with a protectant spray. However, remember that you are wearing artwork on your feet and they should be worn with care.

****What size should I order?

Check out the TOMS size chart here:

If you are unsure of your size or if you have never worn TOMS, BOBS, Vans or Converse you should DEFINITELY visit your local retailer to try them on in person to determine your correct size. Returns are not accepted due to incorrect fit while size is correct.

For Skechers BOBS sizing info., use their website "Fit Guide" here:

For Converse sizing info., use the Converse website "Find your Fit" info here:

****How long will it take for me to get my shoes?

The current production time is approximately 6 weeks depending on the design. BUT, be certain to visit our shop announcements for any updates to our current production schedule. Need them by a specific date not within normal production time? Message us! We may be able to work your order in.

****Can you rush an order for me?

Yes! Message us with your deadline details and we will see if we can fit you into our production schedule. (Some rush charges may apply.)

*****Can you accommodate bulk-order/large orders?

Yes! Of course, larger orders may take a longer production time and special pricing may be available. Please message us with your order specifications and we would be happy to discuss pricing and production time.

****I'm ready to order. What do I do next?

If you are new to Etsy - WELCOME! Below is a great resource for first time Etsy buyers:

Choose your size and select the green "Add to Cart" button on your screen. If a size selection box is not present, simply state your size in the "Notes to Seller" section when you check out. If a design has any personalization aspects, such as a name, or if you have minor design changes to be made, please indicate your personalization in the "Notes to Seller" section as well when you check out. Some shoes may have a choice in canvas color. Most designs are available on multiple canvas colors. You can choose your color in the drop down menu upon order. If a color drop down menu is not present, please let us know any canvas color changes you may have in the "Notes to Seller" section at checkout.

When in doubt of anything or if you have a question not listed here, just message us! We are glad to help! :-)