1985, I was living in Paris and everyone was laughing at me. In true Working Girl style, I walked everywhere in my tretorn tennis shoes changing into proper shoes once I got where ever I was going. My French colleagues were appalled.
Canadian born Tanya Heath had a similar experience. But while I just kept on being the funny American, she invented a whole new kind of shoe. A footwear miracle. A sophisticated shoe with a changeable heel.
It wasn’t easy. It took over three years and 14 technical experts to figure out how to make a shoe that could withstand being moved repeatedly to different heel heights. Then they had to make them beautiful. Lucky for me they succeeded.
These are my now-not-so-new favorite shoes. The Toronto boutique opened about the same time I moved to the city 1-½ years ago. I couldn’t resist. I bought my first pair immediately. I blame the beautiful window. I have popped in regularly ever since to see what’s new, say hi and pick up the occasional heel. Recently I bought a boot to compliment my original pump.
These luxury shoes and heels are all made in France. They are not inexpensive… comparable to Louboutin’s or Ferragamo’s. The heels come in six different styles, a ton of different colors and textures and range in height from 4.5 to 8.5 cm. They are super easy to change. You push a little button and give the heel a hard tap. Suddenly one shoe becomes a whole bunch of different looks…. elegant, silly, sexy! Always comfortable. Leslie-Ann Dominy, the owner of the Toronto store, says these are shoes for women who are over the pain! They are a dream come true for the woman who likes to travel light.
I’ve decreed a new pair of heels the perfect hostess gift… after all they last longer than flowers and come in the cutest little bag. Soooo next time I invite you for dinner…
In Canada: http://www.tanyaheathcanada.com
Rest of world: http://www.tanyaheath.com