Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Shoe Heel Repair

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Another shoe repair!  This one had some serious damage to one of the heels.


As you can see, the right heel was completely worn through.  Not only that, but it was worn through where it touched the ground.  This required more than a simple patch.


I added patches of strong black leather to the back, reinforced with two rows of stitching. These helped the back of the shoes retain their structure.




The hole in the right heel was stitched closed.  To keep the stitches from quickly being worn through from contact with the ground, I added a hard leather piece to the bottom of the shoe.


The leather was specifically shaped in size and thickness to match the defect in the heel. The edges were shaved down so that the sole of the shoe remains a similar thickness throughout the overlap.




These shoes should last a lot longer now.  :)  As always, contact me for details on commissioning your own repair or custom leatherworking project.  ~Kell


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