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Can the Heel Height of a Shoe Be Changed?

Updated: Aug 31, 2020

Do you already own a pair of shoes that would be perfect for your wedding but don't have the heel height you desire? If this is the case, you are in the right place. Here you'll find out if the heel height of a shoe can be changed.


Who repairs shoes?

Someone who repairs and alters shoes is called a cobbler. Most modern cobblers own their own small businesses known as shoe repair shops.

Can a shoe repair make heels lower? Can a heel be raised?

Yes - most shoes can be raised or lowered up to half an inch with no problem. If you'd like to raise or lower the shoes by as much as an inch, the balance of the shoe will determine whether that is possible.

How can I get a rough idea of how much my shoe can be adjusted?

1. Hold the shoe on the edge of a table so that the heel is off of the table.

2. Adjust the height of the heel by raising the heel above or below the table as much as you would like.

3. Look at the toe and see if it raises or lowers too much - or if it's just right. This part of the process will help you understand how balance is affected.

Now that you know the height of your heel can be changed, get in touch with a local cobbler to see what height can be obtained with your shoes and what your options are.