Warmer Winter Feet
The average woman spends about 25,000 dollars on shoes in her life time(GoCompare insurance company). This woman also typically has 19 pairs of shoes in her closet at a given time. Because so much money is spent of foot wear, doesn’t it seem odd that we only allow ourself to wear certain shoes for only partial periods of the year?
Heels, no matter what anyone says, are not comfortable and are not warm. However those are also not the reasons women wear heels. High heels can represent many things. They can be a symbol of power, grace, security, nobility, confidence, maturity, and endless other possibilities. High heels represent whatever a woman wants them to. Which is why it only seems practical to find a way to wear our favorite heels year round, all the while staying warm and not having to suffer because of it.
There are many different types of heels. Heels that have open toes, heels that have closed rounded toes, pointed toes, no toes, ones that dip low in front, and those that dip low in back, some have exposed sides, and then there are boots. All of those, with the exception of boots are impractical to wear during winter. New York winters in particular get very cold and full of precipitation. Wearing shoes of any kind that expose part of ones foot is highly uncomfortable. It would be like wearing flip flops in a snow storm but even more difficult due to the added danger of slipping on the tiny heel, people just don’t do it. If flip flops during the cold winter months seem impractical, then why have we not done anything to change the way women’s heels are worn during winter as well? I am proposing an intervention, a proactive approach on women’s foot wear for the winter months. one that enables favorite, though maybe more summer appropriate shoes to be worn even during winter. This will put those 25,000 dollars in shoes to work, till its worn through.
What i’ve come up with to fix this fashion crisis, is an outer sock, tall or short that can be worn over ones leg and wraps around the bridge of the foot. This new accessory will even work with bridge-less shoes because it will keep that part of the exposed foot warm as well. It can be slipped on like a sock after the shoes is put on. Or if the user wants more of the shoe to be seen, the sock can be slipped on before putting on the shoes. This new accessory will allow certain shoes to be worn all year round, opposed to just a season or two, as well as making heel wearing more enjoyable in general. No more frozen feet due to New Yorker’s; on the go, fast paced, walking lifestyle. These socks will keep the legs and feet much warmer than even tights. They will be available in chunky and thinner knits, multiple cotton knits, as well as wool, and even fur and leather.
Until now boots have been the natural choice for winter foot wear. However wonderful boots may be, they also require the wearer to purchase them specifically for one season. This is why the new Heel Sock is so convenient. Women will not have to go buy new shoes for every season just simply because they need warmer shoes, the shoes instead can be bought when stumbled upon, or discovered for enjoyment purposes, not out of pure necessity. This will make buying shoes even more enjoyable, and hassle free. foot wear will become more diverse, comfortable, and convenient buy this simple, affordable new accessory.