Some innovations in the shoe area do not survive very long, no matter how practical they actually are. One such example is heels with rotating rubber top piece, so that when you have worn down the back one could easily turn the wheel and get a new part to wear on. Mainly due to aesthetics this didn’t hit it off, and today the solution is forgotten.

The shoes above on which the heels are made are a pair of vintage shoes made by the British-French brand Bunting (an additional image showing these in more detail below), a brand that was a big thing in the 1950s when these shoes were made, but which, just like the rotating heel, was buried some time later.