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Emergency Heel Repair Tips
Nothing can ruin a girl’s day like a broken high heel. When you’re on the go and in a rush, you don’t have time to worry about a broken heel. Whether you’re late to the office, rushing to meet your girlfriends for lunch, or you have to make that meeting by noon, your heels need to keep up with your busy lifestyle. Unfortunately, they don’t always make the cut when you need them to, though.
A broken heel isn’t always a sign that you’re wearing a cheap shoe. Sometimes, all it takes is stepping or turning the wrong way to crack a perfectly good heel made by a quality designer. This is especially the case when your shoes undergo some serious wear and tear out there on the sidewalks during lunch or rush hour! Regardless of how you break your heel, here are a few tips to take care of it when you’re on the go.
1. Keep strong glue in your purse. A strong superglue that is designed with footwear in mind can be an absolute lifesaver when you are on the run. Keep a tube of it in your clutch, purse, or briefcase, and break it out when duty calls!
2. Place weight on your toes. The minute you feel your high heel breaking, try to shift your weight from your heels to your toes. By catching it early and taking the weight off the heel, you have a chance to prevent any further damage.
3. If you see the nails when the heel breaks, try to fix the nails first. Do this by sliding the nails into the designated holes and then hold the heel in place once you apply the glue.
4. Glue the location of the break. When your heel breaks into two pieces, first identify the site of the break and apply glue to that location first. After that, take the other piece and attempt to reattach it.
Once you repair your heel, remember to stay off of your feet for as long as you can. This may be hard to do when you’re out and about, but the longer you can let the heel dry from the glue, the better chance you have of saving it until it can be repaired by a professional.