Grad students help prevent shoe damage

December 15, 2010 11:14:46 AM PST
Walking on city streets in heels takes a toll on your shoes. So Becca Brown and Monica Murphy decided to do something about it. The two Columbia business graduates worked at Goldman Sachs in finance and decided two years ago they could cure the walking blues.

Becca and Monica hired freelance engineers, leaned about patents and trademarks. It has been a learning curve that even their Harvard and Georgetown degrees couldn't prepare them for.

So, after leaving their jobs at Goldman Sachs, and two years of research, the end result was a 'Stiletto Saver'.

The cost for a pair is $11.95.

The two say they would love to see Oprah Winfrey, or Kelly Ripa wear them, but no matter who wears them, they hope this is the beginning of more inventions to come.

To learn more about these two girls, or to order the "Stiletto Savers", go to


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