You want to have less stuff. You know it’s important. And yet. And yet. There is the matter of SHOES. You can’t just NOT HAVE the right pair of shoes for every occasion, and let’s be honest, life presents you with a lot of occasions. Canadian Tanya Heath understands this, which is why she has designed a shoe with removable heels of varying heights and styles.
There are platforms. There are flats. There are four-inch stilettos. All of them just snap on and snap off. And since Heath spent a lot of cash (selling her family’s apartment) and had 14 people working on making the snap-on-off method quick, easy, and mechanically sound, they are very nice shoes. They’re not just handy, they don’t just take up less space. They’re something you might actually want.
At $370 a pair, they’re not cheap, but that price gets you the equivalent of several pairs of shoes PLUS the right to be smug on Facebook about how you’re paring down your possessions. And, of course, now that your flats, heels, and platforms are all one shoe, you can comfortably live in one of these tiny cute apartments. If we stack up enough of these win-wins, can we save the world? Maybe not, but at least we will be able to run from the apocalypse in flats, and put on heels for the world’s final blowout party.
Tanya Heath’s Convertible Shoes Transform From Heels to Flats in No Time, Ecouterre.