May 2015

Thesis designs high-performance heels

Los Angeles-based Thesis Couture will open a reservation list this fall for a limited run of high-end stilettos designed to reduce the load on the ball of the foot and make fashion footwear more comfortable and less damaging to feet.

The shoes, made from ballistic-grade polymer and thermoplastic polyurethane, are being designed by a team that includes an astronaut, a fabricator who previously worked for the US military, and Andy Goldberg, OBE, an orthopedic surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London, UK.

The first pairs of heels will sell for $925, with 2016 releases expected to cost between $300 and $900.

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