I’m one of those people who hates planned obsolescence, so I certainly was amazed to find these heels made with sturdy materials on Inventor Spot. The shoes are from Borgezie and resemble modern sculpture with their unbelievably thin curves and linear support. These aren’t just long lasting, they are forever. Yes, you read that correctly. Face it, it’s pretty hard to crack these materials; that’s why the car in Back to the Future was made of stainless steel, right?
Designed by Chris Shellis, a jewelery designer from Birmingham, England, the shoes have another special quality besides their forever guarantee — they are supposedly comfortable. Removable silicone liners protect the back of the heel and the toe strap. The shoe itself is designed to slope away from the heel and toe, adding to the comfort. Shellis feels pretty strongly about the design.
Sharing the same components as your standard knife and fork, Shellis claims that his stilettos, which took two years of hard work to develop, are the most comfortable high heels in the world.
I personally can’t walk in stilettos and sport platforms or wedges, so I’m no judge. However, there is another reason I’m in awe of these shoes. Check it out.
Most of the shoes I own have rubber soles, and most shoe repairmen can’t replace them with the same style of rubber. So, you end up getting something that looks like a floor mat, or you get something that is so hard that it makes a clack when you walk. What you are looking at here is a replaceable sole that is pressure fit; you can pop it right out of the shoe. I’ve been wanting something like this for years! If shoes can’t have this feature, they should at least invent a DIY mold-your-own sole kit with a tube of rubber compound. Anyway, rant aside, the Borgezie shoes come with a lifetime supply of soles, heels and silicone guards. Of course, you’ll need about $1,700, but they will be great for those formal occasions and will probably be included as a line item in your will.
I’m still keeping with the less is more attitude, so my next project may be some sparkly heels. Take a look at our tutorial for adding a strand of LEDs to your shoes. Not quite forever, but you can always replace the battery.
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