It’s not often I get excited about women’s shoes—I’m usually more frustrated about all the foot problems they tend to cause—but this new German shoe line has got me all revved up!
- Stiletto (high)
- Stiletto (medium)
- Block (high)
- Block (medium)
- Block (flat)
Not only is this a really smart design concept, it’s also AMAZING news for your feet. So many of the foot problems women associate with stiletto wearing—think bunions, hammertoes, shortening of the Achilles tendon—are associated with long periods of time spent in these stilettos. Even wearing flats for an extended period of time can cause big problems like chronic heel pain due to the lack of arch support included in the shoes.
Mime et Moi may just have come up with the perfect solution to these problems—as soon as discomfort starts to set in, just switch up your heel height (and shape—block heels are a much safer option than stilettos as they spread impact across a greater surface area, lessening the potential to damage to any one portion of your foot.) And since the heels are small enough to fit in your purse, you could spend the whole day in one pair of shoes, choosing a medium block heel for the office, flats for any walking and reserving the stiletto (preferably medium, as heel height really should remain below 3” ) for a dinner or drinks meet up that will mostly involve sitting.The company currently does business in their native German, but is reportedly working on an English version of its shop. Each pair will set you back about 175 Euros ($185) but, when you think of each purchase as five shoes in one, that’s really a pretty great deal!