Heel shortening?

posted 3 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
44615 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Pinkmoon:  I have had heels shortened but was told that the maximum they could take off without ruining the way the shoe worked, was 1/2″.

Post # 4
6841 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i’ve never heard of heeel shortening.  but good to know.  something to keep in mind since i don’t like wearing very high heels  (though I am 5 feet exactly)



Post # 5
1918 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I wouldn’t do this.  It throws off the balance of the shoe.  Just look for something flat.

Post # 6
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@Pinkmoon:  I agree with PP that I wouldn’t attempt this.  If you shorten the heel, the top portion of the shoe would tip up, unless you also fix the slope of the sole portion of the shoe…  It will most likely cost more money to fix than a new pair of flats.

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