08 Apr If the shoe fits
JUAN SAYS: It is frustrating to spend tons of money on a shoe that you love only to have one heel broken when you accidently stepped on a manhole cover. It is also frustrating to have a cabinet full of shoes, only to find that you don’t have one that fits what you are wearing tonight.
Canadian born designer Tanya Heath Paris has a solution to this – interchangeable heels, shoes that go from tall ones to flats, taglined: ‘Same shoe, different heels, endless possibilities.’
‘[The inspiration was] From my life. I wore high heels to work, to restaurants, to parties. I wore them everywhere but I could never manage the pain. Once I nearly had a car accident when my heel locked under the break. I just fantasized non-stop about a shoe where you could just take the heels off, and that would go from a comfortable low-heel to a high-heel, and still make me look good!’
For the tikoy in us, at least we don’t have to produce or opt for yaya meals to admit and say that fashion can be very costly for women who works really hard for the money. With aching feet, hips from running around town, to cuts on the foot and bruises and callouses that needs more than a foot spa to get rid of. This heel changing invention is quite a great deal! However, women like us would love to have some versatility on the shoe itself too. Some detachable straps, or interchangeable straps, or some kind of interchangeable color patterns that can help make the shoe jump from day to night, and from one outfit to another. We know, it maybe too much for the designer or too much for the shoe to take, but we like getting our money’s worth.