Heel repair: How to fix your high heel shoes at home

When a heel breaks on your favorite shoes, it is usually cheaper to repair the heel at home rather than…
Heel repair: How to fix your high heel shoes at home
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When a heel breaks on your favorite shoes, it is usually cheaper to repair the heel at home rather than to buy a new pair of shoes or pay a repair company. To get your high heel shoes back in prime condition, follow these essential tips.

When you wear a pair of high heels a lot, the heels wear down from the pressure put on them over time. A heel may also chip if it catches on something or rubs against a rough surface. Heel repair at home is a great solution to get your shoes wearable again and saves you money as well. Besides, that broken shoe may be one-half of the most comfortable high heels you have every owned. Put your shoes back on and show off your beautiful feet!

When your heel breaks off from the sole and breast of your shoe, epoxy glue is a great product to reconnect the pieces. Before applying the glue, remove any loose dirt or residue from the pieces using a soft cloth and shoe cleaner. Then file the top of the heel and sole to smooth out any rough edges from the breakage. Apply glue and let the heel repair set for several hours to gain strength and stability so that you can walk confidently on the shoes again.

Another type of repair is to fix the heel tip, which wears down over time. Buy a heel tip in-person at a specialty shoe store, shoe repair shop, or home improvement location, or choose to shop online instead. Measure the width and size of your heel to ensure you purchase the correct replacement. Also, match the color of the current heel tip and material, whether plastic or metal. To begin the heel repair, remove the old tip using pliers. Add epoxy glue to bottom of the heel and add the new tip. Apply pressure to the bottom of the shoe to secure piece in place; one way to do this is to bang your shoe on the floor several times.

Heel repair is a great way to extend the life of your favorite high heels. Follow the above tips for at-home heel repair to save you money as you need not buy new shoes or pay a repair professional. Best yet, the heel repair tips take little time. Find the glue and heel tips at many locations, whether in-person and online. No one will ever suspect that your best pair of heels has undergone repair work.