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I'm new to this whole shoe repair thing and had no idea I could find so many in my area. I was wondering before I try anything, if it is possible to rplace a boot heel with an all metal heel. Or are there any other hard materials that a heel can be replaced with? Thank you.

 

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I recall some detailed discussion on heels somewhere, not sure if it was in my thread or somewhere else, although i guess it don't apply to ladies heels.

Lee, do ladies get away with a 100% steel heel because the pound per square inch pressure is so much more than men's heels, whereas is a man had the same he would be sliding all over the place. (apart from sounding like robocop as he was walking along) Harry.

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Welcome to the forum Brunt.

 

There are several variations on "Steel Heels"

1. A Ring Plate similiar to a horse shoe that fits around the entire perimeter of the heel with a Leather insert in the centre.

2. A Quarter Steel tip that fits on the outside rear edge of the heel and the rest is Rubber/PVC/Leather inserts.

3. A normal Rubbber/PVC/Leather heel with Metal Segs fitted on top of the heel that are replacable by the customer or trade person.

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Hello.

 

No, I am a member of a puplic and never delving into such arts myself.

 

The heel will be from an American cowboy boot.

 

As in steel heel, I mean just that. Not steel plated or tipped, but a full metal heel. I am willing to sacrifice all comfort aswell. Is this possible?

 

Brunth

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If you can send me a picture of the boots concerned I am fairly sure I could fit a still plate to them.

I would have to cut some steel to fit them, drill, Rivett & finish them. However this would be 1/8" plate & wouldn't lasy as long as a 1/4 steel/rubber heels as these are about 1/4" why does it have to be completely steel?

 

These will be very slippery & won't wear that well?

 

Lee

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Hello. No.1 post.

 

I'm new to this whole shoe repair thing and had no idea I could find so many in my area. I was wondering before I try anything, if it is possible to rplace a boot heel with an all metal heel. Or are there any other hard materials that a heel can be replaced with? Thank you.

 

Brunth

 

 

Simple answer, Stilleto heel, Yes.

 

Larger heels, No.

 

Other options may be quarter tips, heel plates or Segs.

 

Thats it. :)

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Hello.

As in steel heel, I mean just that. Not steel plated or tipped, but a full metal heel. I am willing to sacrifice all comfort aswell. Is this possible? Brunth

 

Simple answer, Stilleto heel, Yes.

Larger heels, No.

Other options may be quarter tips, heel plates or Segs.

Thats it. :)

 

So why is it as clear cut as you said? The guy states that he has a full metal heel on the boot, maybe a pic would also identify a full metal heel block. With the exception of these american boots being a novelty item, and assuming they are real functioning boots then would not the correct type of steel metal plate, be a suitable replacement?

(assuming of course that you could get the same type of steel used on this boot)

Harry.

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I would have to cut some steel to fit them, drill, Rivett & finish them. However this would be 1/8" plate & wouldn't lasy as long as a 1/4 steel/rubber heels as these are about 1/4" why does it have to be completely steel?

 

i would suggest 6 or 8 mm steel plate
I'd cut & shape a bit of 1/8 plate but if you want it elfmans thickness, get him to do it! :D I ain't cutting that for no one!
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