Say Goodbye to Awkward Shoe-Switches with These Interchangeable Heels

A woman changing from sneakers to heels.
A woman changing from sneakers to heels.
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High heels look great in the office, but they may not feel great while commuting to work. For fashionistas who wouldn’t be caught dead pairing Pumas with a power suit, German startup Mime et Moi has designed a line of shoes with interchangeable heels, allowing wearers to change their shape, size, and height while on the go.

German retailer Mime et Moi makes shoes that come with interchangeable heels of different heights, sizes, and shapes.
Mime et Moi
Mime et Moi

The shoes come in a variety of colors and materials. Each one can be paired with multiple snap-on heel options—including high, block heels, and low heels—that fit into a purse or bag. A little lever on the shoe’s sole lets wearers detach the heel and slide a new one on. Step down, and it clicks into place.

Mime et Moi’s shoes are already available for purchase in Europe, following a successful Kickstarter campaign. Now, the company has launched a follow-up fundraiser, with plans to debut their designs worldwide by winter 2017.

You can preorder a pair of Mime et Moi heels on Kickstarter, or online if you live in Europe. Kickstarter prices start at 125 € (about $137) for a package that includes a shoe bag, a pair of Mime et Moi shoes, the flat heels as well as another pair of heels, and a heel bag.

This Vincent Van Gogh Action Figure Comes Complete with Removable Ears

Today Is Art Day, Amazon
Today Is Art Day, Amazon

Historians still don’t know how Vincent van Gogh lost his left ear, or for that matter, how much of it was actually lopped off. However, as Bored Panda reports, Today Is Art Day decided to take historic liberties in the name of nerdy fun and created a mini van Gogh action figure, complete with two completely detachable ears.

Today Is Art Day developed a prototype of the 5-inch PVC figurine back in 2017, and to bring it to the art-loving masses, they launched a Kickstarter campaign. Backers who contributed $28 Canadian dollars (around $21 USD) scored their own van Gogh action figure.

A van Gogh action figure next to a miniature 'Starry Night' painting
Today Is Art Day, Amazon

A boxed Vincent van Gogh action figure
Today Is Art Day, Amazon

Fans who missed out on the Kickstarter the first time around can buy one on Amazon now for $24. He even comes in a box decorated with miniature, cut-out replicas of his Sunflowers (1888) and The Starry Night (1889).

Today Is Art Day has since branched out to produce a whole host of other figurines based on famous icons, from other artists like Frida Kahlo and Gustav Klimt to scientific luminaries like Nikola Tesla and Albert Einstein.

[h/t Bored Panda]

A version of this article first ran in 2017. It has been updated to reflect current availability.

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