One of the biggest faults of high heels is an easily broken rubber heel tip. These rubber heel tips are compressed into the end of the heel by using a metal dowel. At times either the rubber tip falls off or the whole metal dowel falls out. When this happens, you need to replace the heel tip before wearing them.
If a rubber heel tip does fall off when you are out, sometimes you have no choice but to keep walking around therefore damaging the structure of the high heel tip. When this happens, the simple repair of replacing the rubber heel tip is then transformed into cutting, sanding, and leveling the bottom of the heel out before you can replace the rubber heel tip. We will show you step-by-step how to fix a pair of broken high heels below including detailed illustrations…
For reference, these are BEBE KYLE style high heel shoes – Gold/Silver color.
Once you have managed to remove or smooth out the damaged heel
tip area, the dowel holder in the heel may be sticking out just a bit.
(You can file it down or use a Dremel tool to make it level with the shoe)
Once the heel tip is level, smooth, & clean, you can slide or hammer the new
heel tip replacement into place. (Be sure it is facing the correct direction)
(We recommend adding one drop of superglue to the metal dowel before inserting it into shoe)
DIY – High Heel Shoe Repair
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