Jump to content

Jimmy Choo stiletto..??


Recommended Posts

Got 2 pairs in with a heel i've never seen before. Took PU top of to be confronted with what looks like the tube protruding about 1/2cm out of the bottom of the heel plastic. In the middle of the 'tube' it looks like solid plastic.

Given the fact that the shoes are £800 notes and the customer is a very fussy type i tentatively drilled into the 'tube' but it was rock hard so i've left them alone. The customer says she sent them to Choo's last time and they took 3 months.

Anyone seen this type of stiletto before ?

 

Will try and post some pics later.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

To get those out you will have to pull the pin very hard while very lightly rocking a twist side to side. Don't use cutters or knipers like normal stilettos. You'll have to use a normal pair of pliers or clamp it in a vice. The top part of pin where the plastic comes out that you'll grip is very strong whereas the pin is hollow and extremely easy to break.

 

Tip - Remove like normal but apply twist as little as possible. Stay vertical only. and don't try and slide your tool under the pin.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

To get those out you will have to pull the pin very hard while very lightly rocking a twist side to side. Don't use cutters or knipers like normal stilettos. You'll have to use a normal pair of pliers or clamp it in a vice. The top part of pin where the plastic comes out that you'll grip is very strong whereas the pin is hollow and extremely easy to break.

Tip - Remove like normal but apply twist as little as possible. Stay vertical only. and don't try and slide your tool under the pin.

Cheers matthew. Much apprediated. Will give it a go now.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've done them a few times. Looked unusual first time, but now I just get on with them like any other shoe.

But I only do them if they supply the tips.

The attaching pins are a little different to normal. I'm sure you could probably use normal heels but I've not fancied taking the risk yet

Sorted now. Used mole grips to get pin out and used .115 pu.s no probs. Needed pin shortening slightly but fit a treat.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I always charge normal re-heel price for these (£8.20), but do think I should charge more, although whatever you charge it's not going to be enough for a £400ish pair of shoes!!

I charge double my normal price and the punters dont bat an eyelid. In fact most of em like being charged extra, makes em feel special..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I do them at £10.95 from £9.95. (I'll do stilettos for £8.95 a pair if the customers got a couple pairs plus of cheap shoes) and still with the Choos and LV's I often get the reply 'WHAT just for tips?' 'yes madam just for the heels' my thinking and her knowing that I dare her to take them elsewhere to mess them up, she leaves them. It would be great if we could charge £20. I'm sure half the women (bimbos) would pay.  The other half will want to kill you with them :P and you'll be in disrepute. We find we don't do nowhere near as many stilettos as the past though. Depends where you are I suppose. Most women buy the shoes from Newlook or Primark and then throw them out. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good for you. If you charged a price and the customer's happy, the price is right ( for the two of you). I'm a firm believer in charging more for higher value watches and shoes.

 

When she came in with her fancy handbag swinging, her hair in curlers and her iphone clamped to her ear she told me straight away, 'I can't get these done anywhere, i sent them off to jc and they took 3 months.' i thought right, i'll charge extra for my skill and service she can't get anywhere else locally. I think it's a fair trade-off, and i'm just off out now to deliver them (for free). Her other 3 pairs of normal shoes cost £15 cos i've got an offer on.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

When she came in with her fancy handbag swinging, her hair in curlers and her iphone clamped to her ear she told me straight away, 'I can't get these done

Customers talking on their phones while discussing a job. Definitely charge extra, it is must be one of my personal top five pet hates.

I'm looking at charging an extra 50p everytime a customer does it to me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Customers talking on their phones while discussing a job. Definitely charge extra, it is must be one of my personal top five pet hates.

I'm looking at charging an extra 50p everytime a customer does it to me.

Some of the café's near to me have signs on the counter stating that customers on a phone won't be served.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

Got 2 pairs in with a heel i've never seen before. Took PU top of to be confronted with what looks like the tube protruding about 1/2cm out of the bottom of the heel plastic. In the middle of the 'tube' it looks like solid plastic.

Given the fact that the shoes are £800 notes and the customer is a very fussy type i tentatively drilled into the 'tube' but it was rock hard so i've left them alone. The customer says she sent them to Choo's last time and they took 3 months.

Anyone seen this type of stiletto before ?

 

Will try and post some pics later.

I notice these type of top pieces are now available from t colledge and son.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...