(Closed) Cole Haan slingbacks – can I make them fit?

posted 8 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m pretty sure Foot Petals makes a pad for the ball of your foot that’s meant to push your foot further back in the shoe.  This might work to push your heel so that’s it snug against the strap, and it might not slip…

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

does the slingback have a buckle? If so, maybe an extra hole can be put in it to make it tighter. Post pics of the shoes! 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

What about fashion tape for the strap?

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

You could try that stuff..uhm..it’s called spirit gum, I think?  It’s the stuff stage make-up artists (and movie) use to make wigs/fake hair stick.  It holds really well, and it doesn’t matter if you sweat or get it wet.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Leather heel grips (I think I’m going to buy this for a pair that cut my ankles):

http://www.endless.com/Carlos-Santana-Womens-Prestige-Platform/dp/B002GP6CK4/ref=sr_1_2/?cAsin=B002KW3USK&fromPage=search&qid=1263495368484&sr=1-2&asins=B002MXYM9I,B002KW3USK,B002E199GE,B002I62RFK,B002FU6HKA,B002PAITY2,B002IT5MVI,B00263J6CM,B00282U184,B00280M512,B002WKQM8K,B002EDB49C,B001E5DQ8S,B002VKC84S,B002C4JPHQ,B00267RYAE,B0023RRJEI,B0027CTRX0,B001EPPES8,B00296LAAW,B002GP6CJ0,B001W6RA6I,B002J4TA24,B002JVWEEI,B00272NJ2U,B00243GDGG,B002HT9A30,B002HZPT98,B002KT2598,B002IFU2T4,B001O5BXBU,B002WQP9PG,B002ECFBZG,B001BC98TK,B002EQAO2W,B002TJGA90,B0021YVJQM,B0027FECZU,B002PA5SWS,B0027FECV4,B002C1BRH0,B00266PNCG,B0029L38CK,B00263J7LM,B00275EEWQ,B001KU7SPO,B002CZ7ESM,B0027FED0Y,B002GJQBF6,B001A7Repost1E,B001OU02VW,B001CWWSQ4,B001V5JHP2,B0013QZBHM,B00263KCIY,B001Q3KZSW,B001CWSG42,B001CWZ03M,B001CWUDDE,B0018GJUHO,B001LNN5RU,B001KU6404,B001ELKQ8U,B001U0OI2K,B00263KOMI,B00267SPZM,B001SEQW86,B001W6QR6C,B0023RRK1U,B002D47LH6,B002DE62JY,B0020MKUWY,B001P5GPQW,B0013R0JZK,B00263K9KU,B002E9HODG,B002KMILBQ,B00266QBNQ,B002KW5E84,B0018GHVMU,B002L15G14,B002DMKLN4,B002L2WC8I,B002AQU8ZY,B002PAHGZU,B002BA5WIC,B002PAHON4,B002DE62Y4,B002VKBZ1U,B002EENBAQ,B002WJFZ3Y,B001OTYSNG,B002JWXSFQ&asinTitle=Carlos%20by%20Carlos%20Santana%20Prestige%20Platform%20Pump&contextTitle=Search%20Results&page=1&colors=519119011|519127011&size=100&dept=242321011&node=242321011&nodes=242328011&sort=shoesbrowserel2&heelheights=519512011

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I’d return them and try the 7.5. You don’t want to be flip flopping around on your wedding day.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I SO love those shoes!!!

I’d try some heel grippers – they make some specifically for strappy shoes.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It looks like there is some elastic on the slingback, so I would return and get the 7.5. You could try to stretch them a little bit too.

I would rather have uncomfortable shoes for a day than risk tripping…

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If you don’t want to return them, I might try this company (I posted their name in another thread about dyeing these shoes):

http://www.todeyshoes.com

From their list of services it seems like they can change almost anything about a shoe (closed toe to open toe, adding an ankle strap, etc), so they might be able to help. 

Good luck!  Let me know if you use them, I’m thinking about having mine dyed there!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would try the 7.5 as well.

Those shoes are SO pretty!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

My first suggestion would be to try on the 7.5. But if those don’t work, I’d find a good shoe repair place in your area and discuss your options for making them fit. They might be able to remove elastic on the ones that are too big, or perhaps add elastic if the 7.5s are a bit too small.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

So ironic, this posting… today I got my shoes in the mail.  I ordered BOTH a 7.5 and an 8, as I tend to bounce back and forth, depending on the style and the brand.  Well, wouldn’t you know?  I really, really need a 7.75.  Arghhh!  I’m going to go with the 8 and put in an insert in the front part that will push my whole foot backwards.  Maybe that would work for you, too?  I’ll do anything to keep from having to wear too-tight shoes all night.  I want to be comfy so I can dance the night away!  I’m sure you feel the same way.  Good luck! 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love those shoes 🙂

I would say that you should try to get ones that fit perfectly though for your big day…I wouldn’t want to be sliding around…no bridal face plants, please!!

That being said, I have used these before and found them to work very well:

http://www.footpetals.com/Strappy%20Strips.html

and I plan to wear these for my shoes at my wedding to keep my toes from slidding forward:

http://www.footpetals.com/Tip%20Toes.html

My shoes are open toed/sling back as well 🙂

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