Are these high heels for real?!
High heels may have the ability to take your look from frumpy to fabulous, but they’re not exactly comfortable.
As someone who’s spent many a day-after struggling to walk properly, I’m all too familiar with the agony.
But now a fashion scientist has teamed up with an orthopaedic surgeon, a rocket scientist and an actual astronaut to make our beloved stilettos a whole lot more wearable. *Cue thunderous applause*
Dolly Singh, CEO and founder of Thesis Couture, started the company with the sole objective (pun intended) to reinvent the high heel shoe.
Speaking for sore-footed women everywhere, Dolly believes “it’s really important for ‘comfortable’ and ‘sexy’ to work together”. Amen, sister!
So what’s the difference between the new heel and the ones we’re used to?
Well, traditional high heels have a metal rod running through them (ouch), while the new design uses high quality plastics instead.
This means the designers can “control the amount of stiffness and strength” and “distribute the load of your body across the structure itself”.
Ok, so it’s not exactly reinventing the wheel – but we think the new-and-improved version is going to be VERY well received by women the world over.
Watch the video to see it in action...
The catch? They’ll only be available in the US to begin with… and they cost a bomb. US$925 a pair, to be exact.
But it’s still early days, so we’re holding onto hope they’ll be available (and affordable) for the masses in due course.
In the meantime, there are still ways to make your favourite heels more comfortable. Hollywood Fashion Secrets Secret Gel Cushions are great for alleviating foot pain, while Scholl Air-Pillo Insoles and Footcare Fashion: High Heel Comfort offer a bit of extra cushioning.
If all else fails, you can also stick a pair of flats such as Scholl Party Feet Foldable Ballet Flats in your handbag – it’s a much better look than going barefooted!
Do you have a love-hate relationship with your heels?
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