Friday, October 20, 2006

Well-Heeled Women

If you love high-heeled shoes (like I do), one of the best things you can do is to regularly take them to get repaired so they stay looking fabulous for years. If you wear a pair a lot, it won't be long before the heel tips wear down, the back of the heel is scratched and the leather and soles start looking a little ragged. To save them before they start falling apart, take them to your local shoe repair shop and ask them what they can do. I'm always amazed when I return to the shop to pick up an old pair that look as great as they did when I first bought them.

A shoe repairman can also alter shoes by adding ankle straps to slip-ons, tightening or stretching shoes and boots, replace heels completely, changing the heel shape, and adding additional holes to straps with buckles (if the straps are to tight or too loose).

Once you find a pair you love, that look fantastic and feel totally comfortable, it's worth it to invest the money to extend their lifespan. A few small repairs every now and then are a lot cheaper than buying a new pair.

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