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    • MrsC2Be
      CommentAuthorMrsC2Be
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Jul 25th 2016
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    Hi All,

    Im in love with the j3nny p4ckh4m wedding heels in d3b3nh4ms, but the heel is 10cm high, with my dress they need to be 7cm high maximum.

    Has anyone been able to have their wedding heels made shorter? I had a search on the internet and some have but it depends how the shoe is made apparently.

    TIA x

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    • Mrs T Hurley!
      CommentAuthorMrs T Hurley!
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Jul 25th 2016
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    You'll be best off going to a cobbler, such as t1mp50n5.

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    • FayeJ67
      CommentAuthorFayeJ67
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jul 25th 2016
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    I work with shoes regularly and insoles on a daily basis
    I would not have a heel cut down. Doing so alters the angle your foot needs to be at but the shank in the shoe won't allow it.
    This creates an unsupported extreme arch in your foot which will weaken the foot, destabilise the ankle and flatten the transverse arch of the foot (the arch under the ball of foot) which means that your feet will hurt much quicker and you are more likely to topple over and twist an ankle

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    • MrsC2Be
      CommentAuthorMrsC2Be
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      Posted: Jul 25th 2016
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    oh gosh!!!! thanks for the advise faye, best get looking at other shoes then :(

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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: Jul 25th 2016
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    Blimey that sounds technical! Lol- xx

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    • AnikaM60
      CommentAuthorAnikaM60
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Jul 26th 2016
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    My goodness
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    • FayeJ67
      CommentAuthorFayeJ67
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jul 26th 2016
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    Sorry! I didnt realise how technical that sounded.i work with insoles every day and the design of them is quite fascinating! If you have seen the *****5ch011 [email protected] insoles and the new ****[email protected] for her range if insoles those are my projects and designs! The biomechanics of wearing heels and of the foot in general is complex and really really interesting.
    Basicly the heels are designed so that the angle of your foot to your leg is supported by the arch in your foot (the longitudinal arch) which in turn is supported by a shank in the shoe.
    This shank also gives the shoe its rigidity and stops the heel of the shoe collapsing when you put weight on it.

    In normal heels your arch is normaly higher then when you are wearing flats anyway, but if you lower the heel without chsnging the shank (in most cases would need replacing as most cannot be altered) the angle that the foot is forced into means your arch is forced even higher which puts massive strain on it. To relieve this strain most people will shift thier weight forwards and lift thier toes this puts all your weight over your ball of foot (the padded bit just behind your toes) which flattens the weight bareing arch there.

    The whole effect is to tip you forwards and make you more tottery which destabilises your ankle meaning if you trip or totter too much saving yourself will take a lot of effort from your calves which people are not used to doing and generaly dont have the muscle memory to do quickly so you end up damaging your ankles


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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Jul 26th 2016
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    I didn't even realise it was possible to have the heel cut down!

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jul 26th 2016
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    I would have thought that cutting the heel down would make the front end of the shoe stick up, and it would ruin it

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    • MrsC2Be
      CommentAuthorMrsC2Be
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Jul 26th 2016
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    It was just thought as I loved these shoes but they were too high and id heard you could cut them down, didn't think about how bad it was for your feet and id rather not fall over in my dress lol x

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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: Jul 26th 2016
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    Wow- I have to say it is amazing how shoes can effect your feet- I used to get a pain down the outside edge of my foot when I pointed my toes from about half way down to my heel and the dr said it was my shoes and the way my feet are- for a different pair and and insole and bingo no foot pain! Such an interesting job Faye xx

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    • FayeJ67
      CommentAuthorFayeJ67
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jul 26th 2016
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    Michelle, it's surprising how many back problems are actually foot problems, sometime something as simple as an orthotic that aligns toes can sort out someone who is nearly crippled with back pain, straightening the ankle on someone who collapses the ankle can stop knee and hip pain and supporting the arch of the foot properly can travel all the way up the spine and prevent tension headaches!

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    • MaxineP89
      CommentAuthorMaxineP89
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Jul 28th 2016
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    Looks like you may have just become the resident foot & back doctor Faye.

    Looking forward to becoming the 3rd and last Mrs McLauchlan


 
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