They call them funk-tional and all I can say is… they saved my feet on Saturday night as I slipped off my new red Manolos and had to walk several blocks to find a cab in the city at 2am. CitySlips foldable ballet flats are the genius result of two NYU friends and students who knew the obvious.
Women want to save their beautiful toes in between torture, but we don’t want to sacrifice our shoulders or our backs by hauling big clunky tennis shoes with us everywhere. As the story goes… Susie Levitt and Katie Shea were oh-so-familiar with the pain caused by pointy pumps and strappy stilettos. Their love/hate relationship with these fashion icons wasn’t helped by the fact that these petite powerhouses both stand no taller than 5’2”. One too many encounters with shoeless socialites and barefooted babes led to their AH HA moment… CitySlips was born.
These entrepreneurial sole-sisters came up with a concept and design that allowed women to carry back-up ballet flats comfortably, compactly, and conveniently. Juggling classroom term papers and corporate term sheets throughout their senior year of college, Susie and Katie enlisted the opinions of friends, the help of NYU professors, professionals and mentors. Nine months later (their baby, literally!), they now have a product that is travel ready, funk-tional, and affordable. Now, well-heeded women on-the-go can enjoy these fabulous sole savers. All I know is… they saved mine.
These foldable travel flats are the future. Plus, the little satchel the shoes come in also turns into a small tote to carry those Manolos home.