As part of fundraising for the Ladies Oaks Day official charity Cystic Fibrosis Queensland (CFQ) the Flexi Flats, which come in black, silver and pink, will be sold for $15 a pair to raise much needed funds for the organisation while providing a style-savvy, comfortable option to women with sore feet and help avoid the fashion faux pas of bare feet at the racecourse.
The ballet-style Flexi Flats come with a bag so high heels can be stored while wearing the footwear, as well as being able to be folded up into a small, convenient handbag-ready package at the end of the day to be ready for the next fashion feet emergency.
The idea to offer Flexi Flats for sale at the Race Day was the brainchild of three University of the Sunshine Coast students who are coordinating CFQ’s fundraising efforts on the day as part of their Public Relations studies.
One of these students, Samantha Steele said she believed the shoes would be a lifesaver, particularly towards the end of the day.
“Flexi Flats will be heaven sent for sore feet at Ladies Oaks Day. It will be a great option when ladies feel like losing their shoes. This way they can be comfortable and still look classy with these very fashionable flat footwear on their feet.”
Heel Candy, a cover for stiletto heels which stops them sinking into grass and prevent the damage the grass can cause, will also be available for sale through CFQ for $15 a pair.
Another of the students, Marlise O’Sullivan said the heel candy covers were a great invention. “Heel Candy are another option for ladies wanting to keep their heels on while still preventing the danger and damage that sinking into the turf can cause.”
Cystic fibrosis is a condition that affects the lungs and digestion of sufferers and requires ongoing treatment. All funds raised will be dedicated to providing vital practical and emotional support to more than 100 families in the Sunshine Coast region living with this insidious and chronic illness.
CFQ will also be collecting donations on the day as well as selling raffle tickets, to be drawn on the day. All funds raised by CFQ will be used to help Queenslanders suffering from cystic fibrosis as well as funding research into the condition.
Ladies Oaks Day is being held on 28th May at Corbould Park at Caloundra with $2 from every entry fee being kindly donated to Cystic Fibrosis Queensland.