I don’t know about you, but I love the look of high heels. And I’m more than happy to wear them when I know I’ll get to do some serious sitting down. But if I know I’ll be walking anywhere, then I tend to opt for either a kitten heel or flat. Often when I’m going out, I’ll throw a pair of flats in the car so that if I need to pop into the supermarket on my way home I can change my shoes so that I don’t have to traipse through the store in uncomfortable heels.
Well, it turns out that I’m not the only one with this problem, in fact a few manufacturers have popped up with solutions to this dilemma. I’ve not tried any of these so far, but would love feedback from anyone who has.
http://www.camileonheels.com/ (above) – they have manufactured a shoe with a removable heel (well, not completely flat but half the heel height.) These retail in the $200+ range.
Alternatively, a much cheaper alternative at around $40 there is the handbag shoe that you can slip on while you walk from place to place, then slip back in their little baggie, and into your handbag. (above). Check then out http://www.chinelasbymichelle.bigcartel.com/ – these are an Australian option and the baggie folds out to be big enough to carry home (or to work) your heels in – genius!
There are fold up ballet flats at http://www.ciaobellatravel.com.au/ too!
Another folding shoe option at an affordable price (from £19 ) is the After Party Shoe from Redfoot http://www.shoe-envy.co.uk/Redfoot
Then there is the Rollasole http://www.rollasole.com/ sorry, can’t grab a picture – but they roll up and fit in your handbag and cost all of about £7!
For more options and styles check out here http://www.foldupshoes.com/shop/
So – for the best of both worlds – some time in heels, but some handy flats to get you there and get you home – why not try one of these options!
Heel pic from http://www.piperlime.com/