Lush lawns, subway grates and cobblestones are all the sworn enemies of high heels.
But Frankfurt designer Katharina Hermes thinks she can save the stiletto with her novel shoe accessory, called HeelBopps. The colorful twist-on polyurethane heel guards have a concentric star-patterned tread on their D-shaped soles for extra grip. They can be worn with any thin heels starting at 2.5 inches high and up to about a half inch in diameter, offering a widened base that stabilizes walking and dancing.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"