Have you ever tried to replace heel caps yourself? It’s not that I’m cheap, I just don’t have the time or energy to run to the cobbler every few weeks to drop off another pair — let alone go back in a few days to pick up the ones I dropped off!
If you have any tips please let me know! Julia
Wow. Every few weeks? I thought I wore out heel caps quickly, and I only need to take mine in twice per year. Luckily, there are a few solutions.
The first is to buy heel cap covers. They slide on over the caps to protect the original cap, further shielding the nail, and minimizing the wear on the heel. Quicktips cover the bottom of the heel; they’re best for a quick fix in between cobbler trips.
There is also a product called Soulmates that covers the cap and the heel. These are great for extending the length of your toe caps, but their real value is that they make it possible to wear heels on grass. So if you’re attending an outdoor wedding, you don’t need to wear wedges. They also come in clear plastic for use on any color heel.
The option of last resort is to learn to replace the heel caps yourself. Real Simple has a tutorial for how to replace them. Amazon sells heel caps in different sizes and colors so you can find the right ones.