Weâ€™ve all ruined a pair of heels or two in our lifetimes.
Whether thatâ€™s through stepping in a big puddle or snapping the heel off by just walking along the road – it happens, ok?
Christopher Shellis clearly knows this about heel-wearers everywhere because he has spent the past five years developing the worldâ€™s first pair of indestructible stilettos.
The idea here is that you buy them once – at Â£695 a pair – and then you donâ€™t have to ever buy another pair again because theyâ€™ll last a lifetime (assuming you like the shoes in the first place, of course).
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He says the shoes are made with an exoskeleton and reinforced with 11 stainless steel screws through the sole.
She bought shoes from him before for a whopping Â£200,000. That Â£695 price tag isnâ€™t looking too shabby anymore, is it?
â€œI’ve always been a shoe designer and I’m a great feminist. I think a nice pair of stilettos always empowers a woman. Heels are a very feminine thing.â€ He said when talking about his creations.
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With people coming to him for bespoke creations, Christopher was keen to make shoes that were more achievable for the everywoman.
â€œEverything I have made so far is out of reach for most people. I’ve always had an end game where I could make shoes available to the average woman.â€
The price tag might be seen as quite steep, but the sustainability of the shoes is a key factor here.
â€œI know they’re Â£695, but the average woman in the UK over a lifetime spends Â£34,000 on shoes. They are guaranteed for life, bar any cosmetic damage.â€ Christopher said.
â€œThe soles are indestructible as is the heel. The heel has can be replaced by any shoe shop, if needed, so the whole platform can’t deteriorate.â€
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The way the heel is made is unlike anything sold before, so says Christopher.
â€œAll heels have [sic] the same interior, they have got a ski slope stainless steel spine and a heel riveted onto that.â€
â€œIt’s an immovable, internal skeleton. Mine is an exoskeletal heel, on the outside. It’s totally different from normal heels.â€
When designing the shoes, he also added 3mm of extra foam, so that theyâ€™re more comfortable than the average stiletto, too.
â€œThey do have to look good but they have to support weight and be sturdy.â€
â€œIt is a world-first and women seem to love it. We have got an incredible response to the shoes. Itâ€™s been amazing.â€
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