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The Commuter’s Dream Shoe

One fashion faux pas I see often commuting to the city is women wearing tennis shoes with dresses and suits. I know it’s a pain in the rear to wear heels everywhere but it is also a pain to carry two pairs of shoes to work everyday. You either have to bring a separate bag to put your shoes in or carry them in your work bag. Well the days of unsexy tennis shoes are over for every fashionista in this great U.S. of A. At my recent shopping trip to American in Paris, I was introduced to a new line of shoes, CAMiLEON, that I just couldn’t help write about.

CAMiLEON Heels are adjustable-height heels that adjust from a high-heeled position of 3¼” down to a 1½” low-heeled, walking-friendly shoe. I know what you are thinking right now, ‘Uhmm how is that possible and I bet the shoe is probably Ugly.” Nope! Nope! Nope! The heel contains mechanisms that hold it into place for both the high heel and low heel positions and a stainless steel rod, which runs through the entire length of the heel. The shoes come in different styles and colors and are made with the best Italian leather.

So go ahead Miss Thang and strut your stuff on the DC sidewalks in cute heels and save those tennis shoes for jogging or tennis.

Adjusting CAMiLEON Heels from high-to-low heel positions is accomplished 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.

Where to Buy: American In Paris Boutique in Old Town Alexandria or Zappos.