has someone solved the shoe problem?

tanya heath

I first wrote about the “shoe problem” over a year and a half ago. I’ve been aware of the shoe problem for as long as I’ve been an event planner. What is the shoe problem, you might be wondering? It’s the extreme difficulty that event planners have finding comfortable shoes that work for being on your feet at an event for hours, if not days, at a time. I’ve written an entire post explaining this problem.

But has someone solved this problem? Tanya Heath has apparently tried. The Paris based designer has released a pair of shoes with interchangeable heels. That’s right – you can go from flat to a wide heel to a stiletto. But as Connect Your Meetings reports, this comes at a price. The shoes retail for $380 sans heels, with each set of heels running $26. Another benefit of this system? The heels are available in a wide variety of colors, patterns and designs. So you can think of your heels as a way to add “bling” to your outfit – if that’s your thing.

Of course $400+ is a lot to pay for a pair of shoes, and I’m not entirely sure it would solve the shoe problem better than a comfy pair of flats. And at that price point, I’m not likely to experiment any time soon.

What do you think of this solution?


  1. allisonarnone says:

    That is a LOT of money. Truthfully I have yet to find a pair of shoes I can wear for THAT long. Some are uncomfortable from the jump, some are comfortable for a few hours and then I want to rip them off. I don’t think humans are designed to be on their feet that long (especially in heels!)

  2. Kyla says:

    Shut up! That’s awesome. Yes, dropping $400 on a pair of shoes is pricey, but this is multiple pairs in one with the heel variations. I’d say totally worth it!

  3. Alexandria says:

    This is great to know because I get so put out with my heels that when they give out on me I give up on them. it’s a rather expensive issue. This would be a great investment for me!

  4. Yanique Chambers says:

    Very interesting solution. I suppose since you technically can create different pairs of shoes it sort of justifies the price,,,nah, I’m with you, a pair of flats will do the trick.

  5. 123neatandtidy says:

    It is definitely a cool concept! If the price was lower, I would definitely buy some, but I’m with you. I’m not paying $400+ for a pair of shoes.

  6. This Ole Mom says:

    Wow! That would be cool to have an interchangeable pair of shoes that can go from flats, to wedges , to heels but at $400 that’s crazy. I think I’ll stick with my flats, too.

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