DIY Tips: How to Repair a Scuffed Heel

26 Jul

I don’t know if you know this about me, but I kind of rock at inventing random stuff.

I mean, I don’t actually INVENT anything, but I come up with some pretty awesome ideas in my head. Like my brilliant idea of having a gas delivery service where you can text a phone number when the gas is low in your car and the service comes by while you’re sleeping and fills up your tank. Brilliant, right!?*

Anyways, like pretty much every other working lady out there** I end up scuffing the backs of my nice shoes when I drive. I could change out my floor mat in my truck with something softer (which would look entirely weird in my FJ Cruiser), or I could change into casual shoes whenever I drive. But we all know I’m too lazy for that.

I looked online to see if there was some awesome invention out there to fix and protect my heels and didn’t find anything.

Now, before you stop reading and comment that I can just color the back of my heel with a black sharpie – I totally already tried that. First off, the sharpie comes out with a random purple sheen on it, which looks like crap. Secondly, it just wears right off the second you drive again and it’s kind of stupid to have to carry a sharpie around with you at all times to fix your darn shoes!

But I’ve come up with the perfect fix. It not only fixes the problem of your scuffed up heels, it protects them from future scuffing!

Prepare for your mind to be BLOWN.

All you need is a roll of electrical tape and a pair of scissors. Check it out:

Here are my shoes before I started operating on them — super scuffed on my driving heel.

All the supplies you need

Cut a small piece of tape a bit longer than the back of your shoe.

Place the tape on the shoe and squeeze out any air bubbles. Repeat this until the back of the shoe is covered in tape (you may have to trim around the leather area)

Here they are all finished! It took less than 5 minutes and they look as good as new!

Voila! Amazing, right?! I did this to my favorite pair of silver wedges a few weeks ago and you totally can’t even tell. The tape isn’t coming off and the shoes look great.

So, try it yourself and let me know if it works for you! You can comment here, on my facebook page or tweet me at @JoulesDellinger.

*Okay, if someone steals my idea and makes this happen I’d like free memberships for myself and all my family members. Please. Thank you.

**In a non-prostitute way. However, this could probably come in handy for prostitutes too…

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3 Responses to “DIY Tips: How to Repair a Scuffed Heel”

  1. Becca August 23, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    Interesting! That’s cool that you come up with random ideas and share them, btw! Found you via Live Laugh Linky.

    • JoulesDellinger August 23, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

      Thanks Becca — sometimes my ideas work, sometimes they don’t!

  2. Melanie April 18, 2013 at 10:29 am #

    THANK YOU! You just saved me from throwing out 2 great pairs of boots because I’ve tried everything else!

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