(Closed) Shortening the heel on high-heel shoes?

posted 5 years ago in Shoes
Post # 2
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Private lodge

let me know what you find.  I bought a pair I love but they are just TOO high for a whole wedding day.  I was wondering the same thing!

Post # 3
2456 posts
Buzzing bee

Picture your toes turning up like cartoon feet. That’s why you can’t take off more that 1/2″ or so.

 A high heel is balanced when constructed to have a certain specific relationship with the toe of the shoe. 


Post # 4
9588 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

No you can’t do that. The pitch or angle of the shoe is constructed to fit the heel height.

Post # 5
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2018

Mrs.Vanilla :  Please let me know what you did? i have a pair of bradley michkas that are also way too high for comfort. 

Post # 6
3453 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Mrs.Vanilla :  this seems like it would be problematic – as you would also then need to change the angle of the entire footbed. i’d just get shoes that fit and are comfortable as-is. i wore the badgley mischka dara wedge, fwiw.

Post # 7
47255 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have had heels shortened. The OP is correct. The maximum is 1/2″.

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