The Getaway Sticks Story

Steffie was inspired to design our inaugural shoe after her own struggle with heels, walking from building to building for meetings, and having blisters dominate her schedule. She knew there had to be a better way.

Steffie designed Getaway Sticks from the ground up, with a wider toe box for wiggle room, soft suede that doesn’t rub, a strap for security, and minimal height for stability and joint health. GetawaySticks is the first step in Steffie’s mission to simplify women’s footwear without sacrificing style.

Our Founder

Steffie Tomson is a native Houstonian, scientist in the Texas Medical Center, and a busy mom of two girls. She has her Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in Neuroscience. Steffie is also an Assistant Professor at BCM in the ​​Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics as well as Education, Innovation, and Technology.

Steffie founded Getaway Sticks in 2020, on a mission to simplify women’s footwear without sacrificing style.

Women know it’s what's inside that counts. That’s why Steffie designed Getaway Sticks using athletic foam throughout, rather than using the industry standard of hard plastics and metals. These unforgiving materials do not belong in the foundation of a shoe!

When it comes to heels, the only hard consideration should be which pair of Getaway Sticks to wear.

Name of the Game

A century ago, "getaway sticks" was a slang term for legs: “Put on your getaway sticks and run down to the market!”

It was eventually used to describe women’s legs, "She's got a great pair of getaway sticks!", and we picked it up as a perfect representation of motion and femininity.

Getaway Sticks shoes are designed to keep you moving and stylish!

Why Sacrifice Comfort for Style?

We’re on a mission to empower women, starting with their feet. We envision a world in which women’s footwear supports any journey. Where women can get on with their day without worrying about blisters or extra changes of shoes, and still look good doing it. We are Getaway Sticks.