These High-Tech Heels Feel Just Like Your Most Comfortable Sneakers
They're made for walking.
This article first appeared in Real Simple.
Comfort and style don't always meet—especially when it comes to shoes. But thanks to a new Kickstarter, you'll soon be able to walk in heels that promise supreme comfort.
Crafted at The Brooklyn Shoe Factory, this functional pair is revolutionizing the heel market. The patent-pending SoftSurround System technology gently cushions and supports the entire foot (the same cushiony feeling your favorite sneakers have). And you never have to worry about a heel breaking—the nylon construction ensures your shoes last five times longer and are nick-resistant.
Launched as a Kickstarter by designer Antonia Saint NY, the heels had a fundraising goal of $50,000. To no surprise, the goal has already been surpassed—and by alandslide. With 18 days to go, the designer has already raised $596,820.
To get on the early bird list for the heels, you’ll need to pledge at least $220. This package includes a free $70 custom-fitting service and free U.S. shipping. While packages skew as high as $1,000, there are plenty of more reasonable options to satisfy your shoe obsession. If you pledge $170 or more, you’ll receive a pair of Jane Autumn Flats in black, a free $70 custom-fitting service, and free U.S. shipping. And if you’re not ready to commit just yet, you can pledge just $5 to get insider updates on the tech-heel craze.
With these genius heels, you might actually look forward to your commute to work. Still not a fan of heels? Try these flats instead.