When it comes to fashion I can be quite the chameleon. One minute I'??m rocker chic, the next I'??m old time girly glamour. Then I might grab a pair of high-waisted menswear-inspired pants and channel Lauren Bacall for a boy-meets-girl mashup.
One thing I can'??t change up'?¦my heel size. If I out and I'??m in a pair of high heels, that'??s the pair of high heels I'??m in. That is unless I change into my flats that I keep squished in my bag for high heel emergencies.
CAMiLEON wants me to adjust my attitude...and then my latitude with its new clickable heel-changing shoes.
Channeling the kid'??s shoes I had in the '??70s that went from heels to wheels with a quick click on the bottom of the shoe, all you do to go from 1.5 inch-heel to 3.25-inch classy heights is click. Just pull on the higher heel, fold it back against the bottom of your shoe and you're purring like a comfy kitten heel.
Among the 14 styles are classics like the Mary Jane-inspired pointy toed Camelia (available in black, brown and navy), the patent-leather Giulia (in black and brown), and the almond-toe suede ankle-strapped Celeste (in brandy or black). My favorite is the two-toned Valeria design, a slingback style that proves fashion isn'??t always black and white'?¦until it is'?¦.since it's a gorgeous modern black leather with a white patent leather capped toe.
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Other styles add embellishments like stamped '??croco'? leather, elastic-laced vamp, large-buckles and delicate tied bows. No matter the style you choose, the handcrafted Italian napa leather is butter soft, the lightly padded foot bed is comfy, and a slip-resistant rubber toe is safe bet.
Not only is there beauty behind the brand, but there'??s serious construction put into this design. The heel contains mechanisms that hold it in place for both the high and low positions (so no worries of going from one to the other until you want to) and a stainless steel rod runs through the entire length of the heel. While almost every other designer uses nails or glue to attach heel to shoe, CAMiLEON attaches every heel with four screws. And because they have flexible leather soles, the height adjustments don'??t mess with your arch support. The heel is finished off with six coats of paint for a high-gloss finish.
Now instead of clicking your heels and wishing you were home because your feet hurt, you can just click them and get a little comfier with shorter heels. This takes styles to new heights. Or low ones. Whichever you prefer.
CAMiLEON heels are available for $99-$129 at camileonheels.com.
Cheryl Fenton is a Boston-based freelance writer, who writes beauty, fashion and fitness for Boston Common, Stuff and Glamour magazines.'?¨
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