Founded by a neuroscientist on a mission to simplify women’s footwear without sacrificing style.


Steffie Tomson is a native Houstonian, scientist in the Texas Medical Center, and a busy mom of two girls. 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. A truly comfortable, thoughtful pair could not only heal her weary feet, but also eliminate the tedious closet shuffle of single-outfit, single-hem shoes that many women know too well. Steffie designed the Landmark from the ground up, adding in all the helpful features from her own kaleidoscopic collection of heels. She built a wider toe box for wiggle room, used soft suede that doesn’t rub, added a strap for security, and limited the height to two inches for stability and joint health. All said and done, the Landmark is an elegant shoe that feels like a sneaker. GetawaySticks’ inaugural capsule collection is the first step in Steffie’s mission to simplify women’s footwear without sacrificing style.

Designed in Texas

Getaway Sticks are elegant, versatile heels for women who think it’s high time we have a heel that can make it all the way through the day and evening.

What’s in a name?

Getaway Sticks is a vintage term from the 1920’s that literally means legs. “Put on your getaway sticks and run down to the market!” It eventually was used to describe women’s legs, and we picked it up as a perfect representation of motion and femininity. Getaway Sticks shoes are designed to keep you moving and stylish!


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