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Why do my heels always wear out so fast?

Question by Guest | 2015-07-04 at 16:32

I despair! I can never enjoy my high heels or other high shoes for a long time! Hardly two or three times worn, the heels are already broken again.

Does anyone of you have made a similar experience with high heels? Do you maybe have an advise for me what I can do? And why are those shoes so quickly damaged? Is it the pool quantity? And I walking in a wrong way or should I do something different?

What advice can you give me so that I have something more from the shoe?

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This can have various reasons and I suppose that it is a mixture of several factors in your case.

  • Material: First, of course, there is the material. Especially cheap shoes often have only cheap plastic caps at the bottom of the heels. This plastic weares off creaky. As you can imagine, high-quality plastic or metal heels are persisting much longer.
  • Heel Type: Another factor is the size and the shape of the heel. Of course, I do not know what kind of heels you prefer, but the smaller the contact surface with the ground is, the greater the wearout. Broader heels last longer, but they are looking not so good.
  • Walking-Technique: Finally, it also depends on your walking technique. Many people are walking with an inward or outward bent, resulting in a one side shoe wearout. If you consider this, you can also protect the shoes by changing your walking style (for example when thinking of the part of the shoe that contacts the ground first).

I hope I could help you something. If you still have questions, just ask. 
2015-07-06 at 18:51

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If you are heel is broken or worn out, that is still no reason to throw away the shoes.

The first heels of any shoe I have bought so far, usually have not hold particularly long. Fortunately, I have found a good shoemaker in my city who dismounts the plastic part at the bottom of the heels in order to replace it with a high-quality one.

You cannot see any difference, but the shoes are holding much longer and the only thing you have to do is to replace the cap from time to time.

Important: of course, you can only do that if the heels are not yet completely ruined. So, do not wait until you are walking on the iron!
2015-07-08 at 13:51

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I recommend to go to a good shoemaker or cobbler. He can put a cap of steel at the bottom of your heel. With this, the heels should hold forever!
2015-07-08 at 15:10

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