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Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Ladies, Heal Your Pumps!

High heels may not have been made for walking, but our feet were and many of us find our prettiest shoes don't live up to the journey. Soon the plastic caps on the bottom of our heels have disappeared and we're walking on the nail. Does that mean that we stop wearing stilettos? No way! We just buy a new pair. Our toes twinkle, but our purses are empty.

Sound familiar? Don't head to the shoe store - or let your wife, daughter or girlfriend! Head to your local shoe repair shop. The plastic caps on the bottom of stiletto heels are easily replaced by a professional for a reasonable price (approximately $5 a pair). If you're the crafty type, you can try to buy the tips directly from a shoe repair shop and replace them yourself - though I don't recommend this as you risk destroying your shoe or hurting yourself later if you didn't attach them properly. However, if you'd still like to try do-it-yourself high heel repair, here are some instructions.

Better yet, safe-guard your shoes from damage with heel protectors. At $3 a pair, you'll never have to worry about bringing your shoes to the repair shop again. These little slip covers protect your heels from damage and protect you from slipping, which, if you think about it, is also a lot cheaper than a broken leg! Something to think about with the approaching winter weather...

For more information on general high heel repair look here.

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Jennifer said...

Better yet, I came across these little ingenious devices. Smart Heel
They protect the portion of your heels that always get torn and can't be fixed. And they'll fit on most stilettos!

Frugal Fanny said...


Thanks, those look great! Much more protective!

Anonymous said...

how to protect the Tip of your pointed high heels form getting scuffed or scraped??