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Shock-Absorbing Gel & Antimicrobial Fabric: Peeling Back the Layers of UKIES Comfort Shoes

by Umesh Khaitan November 12, 2016

Shock-Absorbing Gel & Antimicrobial Fabric: Peeling Back the Layers of UKIES Comfort Shoes

starts off with two shock-absorbing layersWhen it comes to a typical pair of dress shoes, are beauty and comfort mutually exclusive? Unfortunately, the answer is often "yes." This is especially problematic in the workplace. Professional women often wear heels at work. But as time passes, it becomes harder and harder for the feet to keep up with work demands if those heels are causing discomfort.

Life outside of work is no exception either. Attending weddings, going out to dinner, and dancing in nightclubs put a lot of pressure on feet when trying to keep up with the fun. On the other hand, UKIES has developed comfortable heels that keep feet pain-free from the workplace to a night on the town. Since we value transparency in our business practices, here's exactly what goes into the special design of our shoes.

Comfortable heels

Several different layers compose the comfortable structure of UKIES shoes.

UKIES Shoes Absorb Shock With nanoGel® Technology

The specialized design of UKIES shoes starts off with two shock-absorbing layers, which are made of the same durable material found in football helmets. These two layers help minimize and even out the force you put on your shoes as you move around in them. The first layer absorbs the impact of the ground as you walk. The second layer spreads out the pressure of your body weight through your shoes.

Figuratively speaking, they both work as a tag team, fighting off the pain that typically accompanies traditional heels. This set of material is formally known as nanoGel® technology. Its patented design provides feet with luxurious, long-lasting comfort that no other brand can match. It is the foundation of our comfortable heels.

UKIES Shoes Resist Wear-and-tear With Antimicrobial Fabric

The second step to building our comfortable heels is using 100 percent antimicrobial fabric. This fabric is added on top of the nanoGel® layers. It is also popular in high-end athletic shoes because of its unique, bacteria-fighting abilities. With an antimicrobial fabric layer, our shoes are better equipped to resist the wear-and-tear that comes with ordinary use.

Wearing traditional heels frequently creates sweaty residue on the inside of shoes. Over time, bacteria can accumulate there, deteriorating the inner quality of these traditional shoes. On the contrary, the antimicrobial layer in our shoes combats the development of sweat-induced bacteria, allowing your heels to retain their design and usefulness. Say hello to cool, dry feet and durable, comfortable heels!

Comfortable heels

The protective layers of UKIES shoes make it possible to wear comfortable heels in and out of the workplace.

UKIES Shoes have Built-in Arch Support that Absorbs Moisture

The antimicrobial fabric is topped off by a layer of built-in arch support. This flexible layer supports the natural arch of your feet, maximizing comfort. Your feet aren't forced to conform to stiff shoe soles. To further reduce the accumulation of sweaty residue, this layer is designed with moisture-wicking fabric. Our patented nanoGel® technology is also implemented into its design for added comfort. This keeps feet from sliding forward in your shoes, and keeps your toes happy.

As a result, women who wear our comfortable heels feel more empowered to take on the world with confidence. Navigating the challenges of work is less stressful on the feet. Less pain means more attention on completing the tasks of one's job. It also means being able to enjoy special occasions outside the workplace without worrying about sweaty feet in loose heels. Go ahead and dance the night away!

We understand that style is just as important as comfort. This is why we have blended together these two important traits, forming the undisputed UKIES brand. Explore our European-inspired styles, and experience undeniable comfort by shopping all pumps.

Umesh Khaitan
Umesh Khaitan

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Women's Shoe Size Guide

US Size

Euro Size

UK Size



4 34 1/2 2 21 8 1/4
4.5 35 2.5 21.5 8 1/2
5 35 1/2 3 21.5 8 5/8
5.5 36 3.5 22.5 8 3/4
6 37 4 22.5 9
6.5 37 1/2 4.5 23 9 1/8
7 38 5 23.5 9 1/4
7.5 38 1/2 5.5 24 9 1/2
8 39    6 24 9 5/8
8.5 39 1/2 6.5 24.5 9 3/4
9 40    7 25 10
9.5 40 1/2 7.5 25.5 10 1/8
10 41 8 26 10 1/4
10.5 41 1/2 8.5 26.5 10 1/2
11 42 9 26.5 10 5/8
11.5 42 1/2 9.5 27 10 3/4
12 43    10 27.5 11
* U.S. conversions are listed next to a country or region's nearest size equivalent. * Items may not be offered in all sizes. Measurements in Inches and CM refer to foot heel-to-toe length.