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 Replace a boot heel and make it flat?
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lostlittlegirl

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Posted - 08/27/2009 :  12:13:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Hey! One heel of my leather boots broke sometime back, I tried to get it fixed with a new heel with a repair guy but that glue came off that within 2 days of wearing it.
Although I loved heels earlier, now I prefer flat boots as they are more comfortable. Can someone tell me if there's any way of converted stiletto heel boots into flat ones? Is it even possible?

And if yes, what do I tell the repair guy to do? Please do help me, it makes me sad looking at these beautiful leather babies just gathering dust...

Randy Lipson

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Posted - 08/27/2009 :  12:58:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Randy Lipson's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Do the the boots original construction, you can not make it a flat. You need to find someone who can attach the heel block and make sure it stays attached. Glue will not be enough to keep it on the boot. There are steel braces that can be installed inside most boots to attach the heel block. Find a better repair shop in your area.

Randy Lipson
Cobblestone Shoe Repair
St. Louis, Mo.
636-532-1046
randy@cobblestoneshoerepair.com
www.cobblestoneshoerepair.com
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Hartland

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Posted - 08/28/2009 :  07:54:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit Hartland's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Like Randy said, you can't change it to a flat heel, but Maybe, you could change it to a Shorter, Stockier heel...as in this picture. I know the picture doesn't show a stiletto heel, but it still shows a shorter high heel: the customer had the same problem as you.


Gene's Hartland Shoe Repair - Saint Paul MN
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