Can this kitten be altered to a flat?

ElectricONE65

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Bought these years ago ( 6 if I remember correctly lol)
I hate the heel but think they'd be a cute and sporty flat, ballet style...
The leather is super soft ( shoes are Prada) and it's gotten better with care and age... I just think the heel looks so dated and awkward. Thoughts? ImageUploadedByPurseForum1409584669.481394.jpg
 

hawaiilei

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No. I think it would throw off the arch of the shoe. I've only had the heel cut down once and it ruined the shoe. I would not recommend it.
 

audreylita

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The most you can ever shorten a heel and have a shoe still balance correctly is 1/4". I've had heels completely changed and updated at Manolo Blahnik. Maybe Prada can do this as well.
 

BigAkoya

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I shortened a pump once, from 90mm down to 85mm. I thought it would be fine since it was such a tiny amount.

The pump never felt right after. I ended up tossing the shoe.
 

katran26

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I've heard that it compromises the balance/pitch of the whole shoe :sad: I would go up a little bit than try to take down the entire heel.
 
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The most you can ever shorten a heel and have a shoe still balance correctly is 1/4". I've had heels completely changed and updated at Manolo Blahnik. Maybe Prada can do this as well.
How much was this service? I have a few pairs of heels I wouldn't mind updating; not sure if it would be worth it though :smile:
 

audreylita

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How much was this service? I have a few pairs of heels I wouldn't mind updating; not sure if it would be worth it though :smile:
Just go to leatherspa.com, you can e-mail them and ask directly. I send shoes there all the time, they are the best!
 

audreylita

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You are amazing. I have been trying to figure out where and how to do this forever. Thank you!!
Glad to help. We're all here to take care of each other.

BTW this shoe repair store does all the work for Barneys and Bergdorfs and Chanel and Manolo Blahnik in Manhattan. They really are the best.