NooShooz – one shoe, different uppers

Nooshooz

Ever wished you have one pair of shoes that would go with just about everything you own? Bernie Hurst-Crossley did, and when she was faced with a hefty excess baggage charge after trying to take ten pairs of shoes on holiday with her (well, you need a pair for every eventuality, don’t you?) she came up with the idea for NooShooz – the shoes that zip off so you can replace the uppers.

Each pair of NooShooz comes with either two or three spare uppers, in colours of your choice. The idea is that when you get bored of the uppers you’re wearing, you just unzip them and replace them with new ones. One of the styles is shown above, and there are more at the NooShooz website. Prices range from £99.99 to £155.95, and spare uppers can be purchased sepparately for £20.

What do you think of these? It certainly sounds like a great, space-saving idea, especially for the aforementioned holidays, but we can’t help wishing the zips on the shoes were a little less obvious, on this style at least…

[via Shoewawa]

7 Comments

  • August 22, 2008

    Am

    Yes, I’d like them much more if the zips were hidden. I’d love them actually! The idea is inspired.

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  • August 22, 2008

    Fi

    The idea is good, but surely those zips would rub your feet or snag your tights.

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  • August 22, 2008

    Anna @ Shoe Smitten

    AWESOME!!! I think these are a great way to accessorize on vacation/trips without carrying too much baggage. And I think the exposed zippers gives the shoe a sexy rocker-chic look 😉

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  • August 22, 2008

    gokarm

    I don’t travel enough to really lust after these. Furthermore, when I’m on vacation, I don’t DO heels.

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  • August 22, 2008

    Amanda

    I’m with you: cool idea, but the obvious zippers take away from the shoe.

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  • August 22, 2008

    Miss Britt

    Yep! Love the idea – hate the obvious zipper that detracts from the versatility.

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  • August 22, 2008

    Natasha

    Well, I don’t like the shape of these particular shoes and I think the color doesn’t look at all good with the zippers, but I think the idea is cool, and I can definitely imagine styles and colors that would look really good, even with the visible zippers.

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