Design student Sarah Wyman has come up with a truly unique concept; that of the detachable high heeled shoe.
Photo courtesy Nottingham Trent University
The heel is removed and attached by sliding an arch support rod into the slot under the ball of the sole, placing a â€˜T’ piece inside and twisting it from the heel base to secure the heel. Sarah created the shoe as part of her final-year project on the BSc (Hons) Product Design course at Nottingham Trent University.
Sarah, who is hoping to get the product on the market, said: “The shoe can be worn in the high-heeled position for a formal event or a night out, or in the flat position for informal events or for when facing a lot of walking. The idea obviously saves on luggage too as travelers would only need to take one shoe for smart and casual occasions, instead of two. It’s a fashionable alternative to conventional footwear”.
Sarah’s looking for some backers, is anybody interested? This concept is a classic example of what can be patented and licensed. I’m hoping she’ll get returns from her intellectual property. Read more here.