High heels turn more comfy--in a snap

Adjustable-heel footwear can go from 3 1/2 inches to 1 1/2 inches via a peg system secured by strong magnets and a hidden hinge.

Goodie 2 Shoes
Goodie 2 Shoes can go from 3 1/2 inches to 1 1/2 inches in height. Yanko Design

You know how women commuters sometimes trade their heels for "sensible shoes" on their way to and from work? Utilitarian, to be sure, but not always the best look, especially when said sensible shoes are paired with a skirt and the likes of thick white socks.

Yanko Design informs us that designer Natalie Cosette Thorne has come up with a possible solution: "Goodie 2 Shoes"--or G2S for the cool kids. The adjustable-heel footwear can go from 3 1/2 inches to 1 1/2 inches via a peg system secured by strong magnets and a hidden hinge. What's more, the shoe's design can be customized using plastic snap-on parts with different shapes, colors, and styles.

Some commenters on Yanko's board loved the concept, but didn't much like the industrial-looking design, calling the shoes "awful" or "too geekyish--only a computer geek or tomboy would wear something like this."

The geeky aesthetic, of course, could be a selling point for some. "Being a geekette, strangely enough, I actually like that design," one person wrote. It "would fit well with my computer(s)."

What do you think? Will we ever see you about town sporting Goodie 2 Shoes? From what we can tell, the kicks are still in the concept stage, so you still have some time to think about it.

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Leslie Katz, Crave's senior editor, heads up a team that covers the most crushworthy (and wackiest) tech, science, and culture around. As a co-host of the now-retired CNET News Daily Podcast, she was sometimes known to channel Terry Gross and still uses her trained "podcast voice" to bully the speech recognition software on automated customer service lines. E-mail Leslie.

 

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