Retractable / Adjustable High Heels

May 22, 2007

CAMiLEON HEELS pictureI had lunch with two female co-workers, and I mentioned I saw in the news something about high heel shoes with retractable heels. Their mouths dropped open — and I thought I had something blog-worthy.

Yes, high heel shoes with heels that retract. Or “adjustable height high heel shoes” as CAMiLEON HEELS calls them.

CAMiLEON HEELS is a line of shoes with adjustable height high heels, and these shoes are sold at several retailers as well as on-line via Zappos. But these shoes are pretty pricey, starting at $283.95. Ouch. I don’t think I’ve ever owned a pair of shoes more expensive than $80.

Here’s a YouTube video of how these CAMiLEON HEELS shoes’ high heels retract — uh, are adjusted:

CAMiLEON HEELS says these heels can be adjusted in three easy steps:

Step 1
Secure one hand around the top of the heel, while the other hand pulls straight down on the lower half of the heel to disengage it from its upright locked position.

Step 2
Push forward on the lower portion of the heel until it stops moving and is stowed directly under the arch region of the shoe.

Step 3
Push straight backward on the tip of the stowed heel until it is recessed slightly into the upper heel cavity and secured in its locked position.

Done!

Once the adjustment has been made from a high-to-low heel position, the upper edge of the stowed heel should no longer be visible. To restore the heel back into its full high heel position, simply reverse the previous steps.

I ain’t gonna try these shoes out. Last time I wore high heel shoes was back in 1996, and I nearly gave my father a heart attack. No, not because I was wearing them. It was because he thought his mother — my grandmother — had been resurrected from the grave to haunt him once again. Well, ok, I was also wearing a wig. I know this raises more questions than answers, but this is a story for another time, ok? MY POINT IS, if anybody buys these shoes, let us know in the comments how comfy they are, willya?

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9 Responses to “Retractable / Adjustable High Heels”

  1. Alison Says:

    Never mind retractable heels, you can’t hint at wigs / heels / your dad, and then not the story! That’s cruel. :)

  2. twallclimber Says:

    ah man i won’t tell my wife about them because she has so many shoes. *looking over my shoulders* shh, be quiet !

  3. Proud Geek Says:

    Haha, mum’s the word, Twall! Alison, needless to say, it involves a gay Halloween high-heel race, an outfit (replete with high heel shoes) that I’m loathe to describe here (or even wear again), and an inadverent encounter with my father who was admiring the sights there.

  4. christina Says:

    I saw the camileon heels on http://www.julib.com!
    Hey, on Halloween, anything goes, but I bet you would have had a better chance at the high heel race if you had on your adjustable shoes!

  5. zbsports Says:

    This is cool the heels are optional…first time i heard about it…cool!!!


  6. Hey, on Halloween, anything goes, but I bet you would have had a better chance at the high heel race if you had on your adjustable shoes!


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  8. Marcia Says:

    They are very comfortable, surprisingly so.

  9. Marcia Says:

    And I got them on sale (80% off)


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