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Cal Poly alum’s convertible shoe now available for sale online

Posted at 1:00 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 21:38:59-04

A convertible high-heeled shoe created by a Cal Poly student is now available to the masses.

Haley Pavone started Pashion Footwear when she was a sophomore at Cal Poly and developed her shoe with help from the SLO HotHouse Summer Accelerator program.

A couple of years later, and after raising $1.7 million from investors, Pavone is officially launching her company and offering the shoes for sale to the public.

What makes these shoes unique is the mechanism used to convert them from a heel to a flat. The patent-pending “Pashion Stelo™” provides support for the heel, which can be removed and replaced with a flat heel cap.

Photo courtesy Pashion Footwear


There are two styles currently available at and select Hudson’s Bay locations. They start at $165.

Watch KSBY reporter Aja Goare’s interview with Pavone in 2018: