Kick for a drink, click your heels for a car and you WON’T sink into the grass: Designer whose footwear has been worn by Kylie Jenner and Lady Gaga creates perfect race day shoes
There’s a lot to consider when you head out for a day at the races, but arguably shoe choice is one of the most important decisions.
Being on your feet all day can be quite a task, especially after a few champagnes, and then there’s the prospect of sinking into the grass.
But what if your fancy footwear could not only keep you comfortable all day but allow you to order drinks and even book your car home?
The nude design boasts a block heel to avoid sinking into the turf, and red statement detail to ensure you stand out – plus it comes with a whole host of high-tech accessories
This is exactly what the creators of ‘The Undpredictaheel’ have pulled off, just in time for Spring Racing season.
Designed by Kira Goodey, whose creations have been worn by Lady Gaga and Kylie Jenner, the striking shoe will be debuted by E! Australia host Ksenija Lukich.
The nude design boasts a block heel to avoid sinking into the turf, and red statement detail to ensure you stand out – plus it comes with a whole host of high-tech accessories.
‘It is like the Get Smart shoe on steroids, there is so many features on this thing,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.
The 27-year-old will be donning the kicks for the first time at the Colgate Optic White Stakes Day on September 16, and can’t wait put her best foot forward
‘It’s a wild shoe you get to wear – it is so cool. I feel a little fabulous and a little Lady Gaga,’ Ksenija said.
The footwear has a whole host of features, which include a Kick and Pay, and even a Race Alert to let you know when to get track-side.
The fancy footwear that could not only keep you comfortable all day but allow you to order drinks and even book your car home after a day at the races
The E! Australia host said her favourite feature is the Tap and Go, which seems like something straight out of the Wizard Of Oz
However, the E! Australia host said her favourite is the Tap and Go, which seems like something straight out of the Wizard Of Oz.
WHAT DO THE SHOES DO?
Dance Support – Padding to keep wearer comfortable while dancing
StyleSwitch – Switchable coloured and textured panels for different looks
BetGuide – Directions to the betting ring via pulsing notifications in heels
ViewBoost – Raises the height of the wearer to get a better view
TrackProof – Thick heel allowing wearer to walk effortlessly across grass
RaceAlert – Vibrating heels that alert the wearer two minutes before race
Kick&Pay – Pay with a flick of the heel thanks to a built-in NFC chip
Tap&Go – Click your heels three times to book your ride home
‘My favourite one is the Dorothy tap and go feature – where you literally kick your heels together and it orders your car to go home’, Ksenija said.
‘Honestly it is so funny, I’m excited to use that one at the end of the day.’
Shoe designer to the stars, Kira Goodley, said she worked hard to incorporate both practicality and style into the eccentric footwear.
‘There’s a lot of different things you can do at the races so we’ve tried to make the shoes appropriate for all the different activities,’ she said.
Head of Commercial Australian Turf Club Jeffrey Lemon is equally excited about the innovative design, saying it incorporates the fun of Spring Carnival.
‘At the Sydney Spring Carnival, anything can happen. When you set foot in Royal Randwick you just have to expect the unexpected.
‘This season we are going to truly showcase the fun and unpredictability of a full day at the races,’ he said.
There will be four styles of the heel rolled out across racing season, and while they’re not available to the public yet punters should keep their eyes peeled until later this year if they’re hoping to snap up a pair.