I have never been high on heels. Yes, they look great and make me feel tall and sexy, but who wants to survive hours of discomfort? What if someone made relaxed heels you could wear all day, and work in? Pooja Khilnani and daughter Neha seem to have read my mind. The two are behind The Shoe Duet and specialise in custom-made heels that can be worn for nine hours comfortably. My shoes came made-to-order after taking measurements. For instance, if your foot is 10 cm wide and you wear a size 5, you’ll need a wider shoe which they will tweak to fit you. A pair takes 20 days to be delivered depending on the style ordered. I could choose from mules, wedges, blocks and passion heels (a cross between block and wedges). The stiletto is out because an ultra-narrow narrow heel can damage the spine and cause ankle fractures. I choose a pair of nude wedges for all-day wear, and black passion heels for a night out. Both are breathable and have a layer of padding on the heel that offers arch support. I wear the wedges on a regular workday and it doesn’t slow me down. I am also able to negotiate mucky streets and puddles with ease. Unlike these, the black pair has an ankle strap for stability. ...