(Closed) Heel shortening

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have had heels shortened, but as you say, only by 1/2″.

The cobbler told me to stand on a bench with the heels hanging over the edge, then slowly drop the heel down until the back of the ball of the foot was flat on the bench. The amount of heel below the level of the bench would be the maximum that could be cut off and still keep the shoes properly balanced.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The cobbler will likely be able to lift the satin up after he takes off the tip at the bottom of the heel. He then should be able to shorten the heel, roll the satin back down, cut off the extra satin, then put the tip back on.if you ask they can do this.

I’m no shoemaker, but I think if you ask they can do this.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Looks like a success!!!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Wondeful!!! Looks great!! Thanks for emailing me the update of your posting

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