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Dikuza Footwear
by Emily Tsay

"Savvy" sandals from Dikuza
"Savvy" sandals from Dikuza

Special occasions call for shoes that stand out on their own, and Dikuza shoes are no wallflowers. If the classic ballet flat is the footwear embodiment of Audrey Hepburn, then these glittering heels are Marilyn Monroe. Dikuza’s sexy, show-stopping styles feature beads and Swarovski crystals, which are individually sewn onto every shoe. Many of the designs are spiked with crystal-studded metal heels.

"Paz" sandals from Dikuza
"Paz" sandals from Dikuza

Founded in 2006, the brand recently expanded its line with the addition of pearls on select styles. Niche collections include Prom, Party and Bridal. A “Custom Shoe” section for shoe sizes 12 and up is in the works due to the positive response Dikuza received from its debut on The Tyra Banks Show, in which a guest received a pair of custom-made size 16 wedding sandals.

With intricate beading and the use of Swarovski crystals and pearls, these shoes adorn feet like jewelry. The embellished strappy sandals fit right in on stage and were a natural choice for Miss Minnesota Teen USA 2008 first runner-up Lindsay Becker, whom Dikuza sponsored. Even though we won’t be parading down a stage any time soon, the rest of us non-pageant girls can always use a little glamour, and a pair of Dikuza heels is just the thing to bring out our inner bombshell.

Retail Price: $100-$325. For more information, visit

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