Tuesday, October 25, 2011

How to repair your high heels

A few years ago, I hit the jackpot on 80s high heels in my size at Goodwill. Someone must have donated their whole collection and I picked up all kinds of really fun pumps. (Note: They were clean, plus I wiped them down with lysol wipes - the idea of buying used shoes really grosses some people out but it just doesn't really bother me for some reason - especially since I disinfected them.)

The only problem was that some of the heel tips (you know, the little black rubber thing on the heel?) were torn up and/or missing. I didn't really realize it until I got home and tried walking on them and could feel the nail poking out - which can be really uncomfortable and terrible for your floors!

I googled and found NewHeelTips.com - a site that sells heel tips in various sizes so you can replace your own at home! It can cost around $15 at a shoe repair place to do this and they sell heel tips for only $5. If you have many pairs of shoes to replace, that really adds up!

They're not giving me anything to post this- I just wanted to share this helpful tip with you guys! I have replaced many pairs of heel tips and find it so convenient!

Check them out on NewHeelTips.com!


  1. great "tip" !!! pun intended. :)
    I can't remember the last time I wore heals.

  2. It never occurred to me that they could be fixed at home. What a $$ saving idea.

  3. Thank you for this! I was just about to drive to the shoe repair place with a big bag of shoes and decided to google it instead. That's how I found you. Thank goodness I will be able to save a ton of money this way.

    As a side note, do you know how to repair rubber tennis shoes at the edge of the heel where it wears unequally?



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