Two students from the Simon Fraser School of Interactive Arts and Technology in Canada have designed a prototype for an adjustable high heel shoe. Pantea Shahsavani and Nasim Jahangiri recognized the health risks associated with wearing high heels for more than two hours, so have created a heel that functions as a 5 inch heel, but can reduce in height to 2.5 inches. This way, the wearer can strut her stuff in a desirable 5 inches, while having the ability to lower the heel for activities like walking and driving. The shoe also includes a buzzer in the heel that lets the wearer know when it’s time to shorten the heel!
The prototypes are made from a leather body and wooden heel.
I can see the appeal in owning a pair of shoes like this, especially if you’re a working woman who wears high heels on a daily basis, but I’m just NOT sure about the colour choices… although I’m sure if these puppies take off they will be available in more colours (fingers crossed).
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