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Design Question - Foldable Shoes: Should dirty soles fold IN or OUT?

Esther Bracha

Design Community: would love your opinion on this topic - have you heard of foldable shoes before? As someone that struggled with high-heels, I wanted a shoe that was compact and clean for my purse. After some searching, I wondered why products on the market fold with the dirty soles facing out, which seems like they missed the point: if a shoe is meant to go into a purse, shouldn't it address both issues: compactness and hygiene? QUESTION: Who got it right? The $300 Tieks, or $25 FlipSlips?

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