Ex-SpaceX executive Dolly Singh was looking for a career sea-change so she harnessed the genius of her co-workers for the good of fashionistas everywhere.
As founder and CEO of Thesis Couture, Singh is creating “the world’s first high-performance stiletto”.
“It’s never going to feel like a tennis shoe,” Singh concedes. “But it doesn’t have to feel like a torture device either.”
So what does it take to create this revolutionary feat? An astronaut, orthopaedic surgeon and a fashion scientist. The objective of the group is to invent a shoe that redistributes pressure along the foot while making use of high-quality plastic and polymer instead of the usual metal construction.
The limited edition 1,500 couture shoes will be available for sale in the coming months, but has a hefty price-tag of US$925.
Singh has said the sky-high heels will become more affordable when their first collection is released retailing between US$400-900.