If you think I’m writing about paying for true love, that’s true, sort of.
For $9.95 you may fall in love with Solemates High Heels, a nifty idea to keep your high heels from getting damaged, sinking into a crack on the sidewalk, into soil or grass, a subway grate, or a even getting stuck between the slats of a wooden deck (yes, I’ve actually left an entire shoe behind in one of those)!
Solemates are such a simple idea, I really can’t believe I hadn’t seen them before this. But before you stumble (er..I mean stut) out on New Years Eve or the next big events of 2015 in your beloved, fabulous heels, slip on a pair of Solemates and save the heels from getting knicked and ripped up. And, if you’re going to someone’s house where they are finicky about the click, click, click of heels on their floors, or they’re worried about heels ripping their rugs and carpets, you can assure them that your heels won’t do any damage.
The idea is simple. You slip the little plastic sleeve over the heels of your shoes (they come in 4 colors, clear, gold, silver or black) selecting the right size for the heel. Narrow is for very skinny heels about 1/4″, Classic fits the most heels at about 3/8″ and wide is for slightly wider heels at 1/2″. Based on the reviews I’ve read I would be careful to choose a variety or be sure you which size you need, as these re-useable heels protectors must fit the shoe or they won’t slide on, or won’t stay on. There isn’t any “glue” or sticky tape required that could gunk up your heels, you simply press down with you heel into the protector to secure it to the base. When it is time to remove it.
As I see it, the only downside is that you have to get the right size. The black ones are the least obvious, as the gold and silver have glittery bits and the clear is slightly yellow (on a blindingly white shoe it might be more noticeable). But if you are worrying about sinking into grass or soil or sand, they’re essential, especially if the ground is damp. When I was officiating a wedding last Spring and wearing sky high stilettos, this would have been a great solution. Instead, I had to gingerly mince my way over to the lectern holding onto my husband’s arm so I didn’t totally sink into the ground. With Solemates, I could have walked by myself, with confidence.
Bottom Line: If you’re going to be in a situation where you know you are going to possibly ruin your shoes, or you walk a lot in urban areas where cracks and grates are shoe saboteurs, it’s worth the $10 to try at pair. Wear test them before your big event so you know they are a good fit for the shoe you’re wearing.
! pair one color – $9.95
3 pairs/3 sizes (one color) $25.00
Assorted (6 pairs/3 sizes) (clear and black or silver and gold) $50.00
Master Pack (12 pairs/3 sizes) all the colors and sizes $100.00
You can purchase Solemates in bridal boutiques and department stores, but I suggest you visit the Official Solemates Web Site