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Cool n Unique Finds!! Driving heels!

This is an awesome concept and idea...for all those of you like me out there who love wearing heels but hate driving in them!!

Sheila Driving Heel!!Sheila Driving Heel!!

A new footwear design concept that aims to make women safer and more comfortable behind the wheel, without compromising on their style, is launched today.

Sheilas’ Wheels has developed the ‘Sheila Driving Heel’ which gives women the best of both worlds - a safe, flat driving shoe and a glamorous pair of heels in one - all interchangeable at a push of a button.
More than 11.5 million* women drivers in the UK are putting themselves and other drivers at risk by wearing the wrong footwear when behind the wheel, according to new research from Sheilas’ Wheels – the car insurer for women.

One in ten (10%) female motorists admit that they have had a car accident or a ‘near-miss’ because of their shoes slipping off or getting stuck between, or under, the foot pedals whilst driving.

The ‘Safe Shoes’ report shows that a massive 80% of female drivers wear inappropriate footwear when in control of a car – choosing style over safety. A third (33%) of all female drivers confess to wearing flip-flops, while 18% claim that they have worn no shoes at all when driving, which experts say can be extremely hazardous and is currently illegal in some parts of the UK**.

In fact, just under half (47%) of women drivers said they chose what shoes to wear when getting ready in the morning based on what went best with their outfit rather than being the safest for driving in.

Under a fifth (17%) of female drivers keep a spare pair of ‘driving shoes’ in the car to change into, while nearly a quarter (23%) admit they can’t be bothered to change their shoes when behind the wheel even if they know they are not the safest for driving.

Jacky Brown, spokesperson for Sheilas’ Wheels, said: “It’s astonishing that so many women are putting themselves, their passengers and other drivers at risk by wearing the wrong shoe or no shoe at all whilst behind the wheel. Stilettos, sling-backs and strappy sandals aren’t the sensible choice when it comes to controlling a car.

“Our Sheila Driving Heel design could provide safety-conscious female motorists with the ultimate driving shoe - allowing women to wear a safe flat shoe whilst driving, and a fashionable heel once they are out of the car.”

The report highlighted that 63% of women called for better guidelines to advise them on the correct form of footwear to wear when driving. A lack of understanding is clearly evident as over half (54%) of female motorists believed that sports trainers were the safest shoes to drive in - even though their thick soles and chunky design limit both movement between, and contact with, the pedals.

makicabrera10 makicabrera10 8 years 18 weeks
it's a great idea, and they should come up with different designs
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years 22 weeks
---thats really cool!
mrsyuen mrsyuen 8 years 34 weeks
That's a good idea, I usually wear filp flops when I drive and switch into heels when I get to work.
Sonnshine Sonnshine 8 years 37 weeks
Damn that's a good idea! Fantastic! Would definitely wear it!
shantiyaah shantiyaah 8 years 38 weeks
I like your idea
suebree96 suebree96 8 years 38 weeks
cool idea, but I would break my neck in shoes like that. The heel would either hide on me and I would fall on my butt or I would sprain my ankle and fall on my butt. I am no good in heels, platforms yes, but heels, no way. I have to learn how to walk in them. "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of a dream." Willy Wonka
lula29 lula29 8 years 38 weeks
Great idea! I have to be like Mr. Rogers in my car switching shoes all the time. These would be cool.
hollybeebo hollybeebo 8 years 38 weeks
Is it just me or is looking like a robot a positive thing?Holly*
sugarpopsosweet sugarpopsosweet 8 years 38 weeks
Great idea
davie-k davie-k 8 years 38 weeks
Fantastic idea!! LOVE them and the colour too!
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 8 years 38 weeks
I think this is really cute.
wilma1 wilma1 8 years 38 weeks
wilma-That is some shoe.I don't wear pumps they are not my style and I always think going to fall down or break a ankle.
naibabi naibabi 8 years 38 weeks
They're ok, but i think its just easier to keep a pair of flats in my car
mominator mominator 8 years 38 weeks
Nah not for me. I agree with ALSW that they would probably collapse on me while I am walking. I rather just take my shoes off and drive bare footed. I am a bare footing type of girl anyways.
jinay jinay 8 years 38 weeks idea in the world so far..(in the past 5 years that is; lol)
lilflowa lilflowa 8 years 38 weeks
Lurrve the idea...didnt read the whole texts but i got the jist lol!....this is exactly what popped into my head when i read the posts title!! creeppy! hehe
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 8 years 38 weeks
Love the idea! I keep flip flops in the car but this would come in handy when you're out and about running errands!
Mieko Mieko 8 years 38 weeks
WOW, that is so cool.
Precious04 Precious04 8 years 38 weeks
whoa crazy
MissLee82 MissLee82 8 years 38 weeks
That's a neat idea!
shini shini 8 years 38 weeks
love the idea, but that design isn't TOO cute...too robot-y!
Hootie Hootie 8 years 38 weeks
I like the idea. I'd probably bite the dust in them though!!
mrspiven mrspiven 8 years 38 weeks
i like the idea, but these shoes look like robot shoes, and i agree they look like they would collaspe.
quietone84 quietone84 8 years 38 weeks
I don't think they're that attractive and I've never had problems driving in heels. And for some reason, I guess I'm probably wrong, I thought Sheila's Wheels was a joke.
koolbr33z3 koolbr33z3 8 years 38 weeks
It's not hard driving in heels. It's interesting but they really need to work on the design.