Sunday, February 26, 2012
Sophie Cox's CONVERTIBLES (Adjustable High Heels)
When Sophie Cox was a design student at North Sydney UTS, shae came up with a very interesting design for adjustable high heels for women. The concept of CONVERTIBLES (Adjustable High Heels)came when she wrote a Research Dissertation Paper for her university of technology Studies. According to the design student high heels for women play a very complex role in modern society and have become the only shoe accepted for women on formal occasions and the shoe of choice for women in business when they're in 'power dressing' mode. Now her innovation converts a high 7 cm heel to a low 3 cm heel with one simple twist on/off action. At the bottom of the shoe is a twist/snap lock mechanism that allows the wearer to interchange heels. The heel locks into place and can be worn over any surface. The combination of a quarter turn screw fastening system and a snap/slide lock allows the user to locate the heel, twist and snap the heel into a secure place. The inner arch support is designed to improve stability, while there is a metatarsal dome support for the balls of the feet. To further increase shock absorption and comfort for the wearer there is a silicone gel insert in the heel area of the foot.