LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — It’s a regular debate among women – heels or flats? One young entrepreneur is now asking: why not both?

Haley Pavone’s clever shoe design lets women go from a 4-inch heel to flats in seconds. She got the idea as a sophomore at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Pavone had kicked off her heels while dancing one night, only to become impaled by someone else’s sharp heel.

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That painful experience prompted Pavone to team up with fellow students and a design team, which developed a convertible shoe with a removable 4-inch stiletto heel.

Pavone’s design is unique for its ability to snap the heel on to a removable arch support. The removable heels are small enough to fit in a purse.

The two-shoes-in-one are now available for purchase from Pavone’s company, Pashion Footwear, for between $145 and $165, depending on the style.


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