Cynthia Black Velvet
Cynthia has a normal fit. Please see our size conversion chart to help you order.
Our footwear is handmade in a small family atelier in São João da Madeira Portugal.
- Regular fit
- Round toe sandal
- insoles made of memory foam
- lining in goatskin
- The sole is leather and lined with an anti-slip coating to keep you safe when it rains
- Looks stunning with all of the interchangeable heels in our collection
TANYA HEATH Paris
TANYA HEATH Paris
TANYA HEATH Paris created the world's first interchangeable heel shoes. Each new heel transforms your shoes and allows new uses. Our innovation allows you to consume less, while wearing your shoes more often.
A first step towards sustainable consumption is to simply wear what you already have and avoid the accumulation of disposable purchases. Our concept makes it possible to achieve this goal, while having fun! We offer timeless styles that last both day and night and that you can wear with pride for years to come.
Our products are handcrafted in a family business in São João da Madeira, Portugal.
Our shoes and heels are sold separately and you are the designer. This photo is provided for illustrative purposes only. Once you've chosen your shoes, don't forget to check out our heels to create the pair that suits you. Each shoe works with all heel models, regardless of height, style or color. It only takes one click to change. It's time to get creative
I enjoy shoe care because it makes me feel closer to the artisans who crafted my shoes and I love bringing something back to its initial luster.
Here are some tips for taking care of your favorite TANYA HEATH Paris shoes.
Water proof before wearing:
This applies to leather and vegan footwear and waterproofing can help you keep your shoes clean. For vegan footwear it is especially important to protect the insides of your shoes.
If you are worried about your spray de-coloring your shoes, test it first on a part of the leather that is not visible from the outside. Wait an hour for your test spot to dry, and if you are happy with the result you can go ahead and spray the entire shoe.
Caring for velvet nubuck, suede and vegan shoes
Cleaning and care for nubuck shoes does not use the same products. First brush dirt off the shoes and gently sand out worn shiny areas in the nubuck with a suede brush. This will help restore the nap of the leather. If you have stubborn stains you will have to sand a bit harder, but you risk loosing some of the leather grain. Always make sure you brush in the direction of the grain and you can finish off with a soft shoe brush.
Tip: Not everything can be fixed or polished properly. It’s extremely difficult to remove bloodstains, oil, beer and paint from suede and nubuck footwear. If a stain gets soaked into the leather, chances are that you can’t save your shoes. So make sure you protect your favorite pair by using a proper nubuck and suede protector spray every three months (especially if it rains a lot).
Caring for calfskin shoes
Make sure that your shoes are properly cleaned with a dry brush or cloth before applying any shoe care product. All leather dries out over time, so its good to take care of them every once in while.
We generally recommend cream based polish in the same color as your shoes because they have high pigment content, and penetrate the leather in a way that wax polishes cannot. Cream is both nourishing and good for covering up nicks and scuffs, and it can make an old shoe appear as good as new. Apply very sparingly with an applicator brush or soft cloth, and make sure to spread evenly all over the shoe. Let the shoe sit for at least 20 minutes before buffing with a soft brush or a soft cloth.
If however you want your shoes to feel stiffer we recommend using shoe wax. Weather you use was or cream, remember to choose the same color as your shoes or use neutral. If any product is applied in excess or to very dry leather, you may permanently alter the original color. Moderation is key!
Caring for Lambskin
Lambskin is exquisite, super soft and makes you feel as if you are wearing something very comfortable.
Lambskin is also delicate and can get damaged when not properly taken care of. The best product to use on lambskin is colorless shoe polish, to avoid staining. Before applying, make sure you have dusted your shoes with a dry cloth. To help reduce the look of marks on the surface, gently rub the leather in a circular motion. Avoid any products that may alter the finish.
If the shoes are becoming uncolored after lots of wear you can treat them to a leather cream in the same color.
STORAGE for leather and Vegan footwear:
Next to cleaning your shoes, comes storing your shoes. The lifespan of your shoes completely depends on how you store your shoes. Time and dust can ruin your shoes natural beauty.
Generally, it is recommended not to store shoes in polythene bags or in direct sunlight. Rather, store them in a cool and dry place, never in hot and moist area.
If you have a scuffed heel or you simply want to upcycle a pair of heels that you don’t wear any more we have two do-it-yourself videos that explain how to create a glitter heel and how to wrap a pair of heels.
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How it works
Experience the versatility of adjustable shoes with convertible heels concept
Since 2011 I have been bringing you the most comfortable convertible heels in the world. My unique concept allows you to switch out from a high heel to a low or a medium height heel whenever that makes sense to you, so that you can live your busy day to its fullest, without sacrificing comfort or style.
When ordering the first time you start by choosing your convertible shoes and then you choose your interchangeable heels. This is fun and it makes full use of your creativity and imagination as you explore the different heel options that we offer. The best way to enjoy the process is to pour yourself a glass of wine, or a cup of coffee, and get behind your laptop, because you are in for a unique fashion trip where the creator is you!
All of our pumps, sandals, boots and low-boots work with every single beautiful adjustable heel in the TANYA HEATH Paris collection. Not only are you creating a shoe that is perfect for you, but you are also wearing the most sustainable shoes in the world. 1 or 2 pairs of adjustable shoes and a few pairs of heels provide the unparalleled versatility of shoes that adapt to your day. We feature timeless styles that enable day-to-night dressing so that you can wear your shoes from office, to parties, to weddings, to travel and everywhere that you want to go. It’s all about consuming less, buying smarter and loving what you have.
Step 1; choose your shoes
Our shoes and heels are sold separately so that you only buy what you love and what you want to wear! The first step is to choose your shoes.
We offer sandals, pumps, wedding shoes, work shoes, low-boots, booties, boots and even a super sexy thigh-high.
Step 2; choose your heels
Once you have chosen your adjustable shoes you are ready to select your interchangeable heels. It’s better to start with a few pairs of heels so that you can get a lot of wear out of your shoes and so that you can enjoy the adjustable shoe concept to its fullest..
How to choose your interchangeable heels
Heels are available in 3 size ranges that correspond to your shoe size:
- Range 1 is for shoes sizes 35 TO 36.5
- Range 2 is for shoes sizes 37 to 39.5
- Range 3 is for shoes sizes40 to 42
This might sound complicated at first but don’t worry, if you make a mistake when ordering customer services will be in touch to make sure you get the right heel.
400 different heels to choose from
You can choose from 7 different heel styles that are available in painted, metal, leather and vegan finishes. The possibilities are endless, and we are sure to have several options that are right for you.
Each one of our heels is finished by hand here in Europe and the heels will last for years. To help you find that perfect heel, don’t hesitate to use our filters that allow you to search by height, color, size-range and style.
How to change a heel
Changing a heel is simple and won’t take more than a few seconds. Simply press on the black button in the inside of the shoe to release the heel. You might have to reach a little deeper into the shoe than you think because it’s positioned deep in the insole. This ensures that the heel will stay securely on your shoe when you walk.
To insert a brand-new heel slide it in. Don’t hesitate to use a bit of force and a bit of speed. You should hear a click, which indicates the heels have been correctly attached to the shoe.
We test every single pair of shoes and heels before sending them to you. The convertible heels have been designed to support up to 400 kg and the heel attach system will work up to 5000 times. This will give you ample opportunity to enjoy your shoes for years to come.
We hope this concept doesn’t just bring you greater comfort and personalized style, we hope it lets you live your busy life to its fullest and that our shoes will take you exactly where you want to go!
International Shoe Size Conversion Chart
We have fit hundreds of women so read on to learn how we will fit you.
1) Consult the International size chart and find your size as expressed where you live. The chart will indicate your equivalent size with TANYA HEATH Paris. At TANYA HEATH Paris we use European sizes.
2) Look at the product information. If we feel that the fit of a model is somehow different from standard European fit we let you know here.
3) If you are still in doubt write to customer service at email@example.com and ask for expert advice. Tanya wears each and every style herself so she knows exactly how they fit.
4) We will not let you make a mistake with heels. If you have chosen heels that are in a size range that is non-compatible with the shoe you have chosen, customer service will contact you before shipping to see if you are sure about your choice.
5) Don’t worry! If you choose the wrong size you can exchange for the right size as long your shoes haven't been worn!