advice please can i make them shorter ?

cindy74

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I have got my ron rons 100 calf patent in barbie pink (cant post any pics because my bf has cam whit him in afganistan )
Now can a clobber make the heels a little shorter ? I cant walk in them and i refuse to sell them .
Im gonne try the sock tick because they are a little tight does calf patent stretsh a lot ? I really hope so thanks for the help
 

Wordsworth

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I don't think making the heels shorter will work, it will throw out the entire balance of the shoe, surely? :confused1:

When you've got the shoe on your foot with the sock, try giving the toe box a blast of hot air with a hairdryer as well to help with the stretching.
 

cipelica

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You shouldn't shorten the heel, the angle of the shoe is perfectly balanced for the heel height, you couldn't keep your balance if you cut it.
 

iloveredsoles

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They wont be able to shorten the heel because of the arch of the shoe, it's impossible and will ruin the shoe completely.
 

rilokiley

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Actually, a few TPFers have shortened the heel before and reported good results. I'm blanking on their names though :Push: But IIRC, they said that it could only be shortened a little bit... like maybe 10-15mm at the most.
 

cindy74

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i really hope so im gonne take them tomorrow to the clobber
I take pics of them tomorrow i borrow the cam from my brother
 

maysum

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I would work on stretching them first before worrying about the heel height - a shoe that is too tight will always be hard to walk in. Once they are broken in, the height may feel more managable as your foot will be able to sit properly in the shoe.
 

cindy74

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thanks madamelizaking !!!
I wearing them now whit socks they are a bit tight but i think i can break them in .
Thanks ladys !
 
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Definitley do the Sock trick w/the blow dryer. I do that w/most of my patents and afterwards they are UNBELIEVABLY comfortable! Make sure to keep your foot in them untill the patent cools.
 

cindy74

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ok so i never did this i put a sock on my toos and i guess make the nose hot whit the dryer and waith untill it cools off
 

alyssa08

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yep, that's what you do. why don't you just practice wearing them? if you shorten the heel it's going to make the shoe look off. 100mm is super sexy but it's still manageable.
 

vhdos

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I think that a good cobbler would let you know if shortening the heel would work on a particular style of shoe. I would guess that it works on some, but not on others. If shortening the heel isn't an option for you OP, you could always wear them around the house a lot. You might be surprised at how the comfort level can change after you've "practiced" walking in the regularly.