Adjustable high heels, anyone?
New Delhi, September 18, 2012
First Published: 17:46 IST(18/9/2012)
Last Updated: 11:26 IST(19/9/2012)
Tanya Heath is on a double mission: to prove women can wear heels without ruining their feet, and that her answer to their plight, a heel that switches from high to low, can be made entirely in France.
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The Paris-based Canadian started with a simple idea. When your shoes start to hurt —
during a party, a wedding or a workday — press a button in the sole, slot out your dressy high heel and replace it with a walking version. “My shoe is designed to be sexy — but on the woman’s terms. You can do your two-hour meeting, and then just take off your high heel,” the 42-year-old explained at the Ethical Fashion Show in Paris this month.
Fruit of three painstaking years of research, is Heath’s patented world’s first multi-height heel, a luxury leather shoe that switches seamlessly from nine to four centimetres (3.5 to 1.5 inches).
From pastel pink patent sandals to strappy dancing shoes or demure lace-ups, with either stiletto or chunky heels, high or low, the shoes are pitched at the high end of the market, starting at around Rs. 17,300. A passionate heel-wearer, Heath’s project was born partly of personal experience, having suffered foot deformations from heels, like an estimated 38 percent of women worldwide.
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