It probably sounds a little daft for someone who is looking to eventually live off their own land to have a serious love for shoes, but I really do love my shoes! Especially my heels. These high heels have been mine for around two years and in that time I’ve worn them out a lot, especially the tips of the toes, and since they’re cream it’s a lot more visible. I’ve tried to brush them and bleach them, but nothing was rid of the marks completely, and I knew it wouldn’t be long before they started to look a little grotty.
I don’t like throwing things away unless they really are completely finished, and these still had lots of life in them. I considered painting the ends over, but I didn’t really like that idea because I couldn’t think of a way to do it that which would keep them looking clean and simple.
I think I was scrolling through eBay when I saw toe caps suggested, and five minutes and £3.99 later I’d bought them. It took a while to arrive – I think in total it was around three or four weeks before they arrived – but for that price, I can’t really complain. I was in no rush. I’d hoped that I would be able to fit them on myself, but when they arrived I realized that that wouldn’t be possible.
As you can see in the pictures they have these small tongues that stick out and are meant to be pinned/stapled to the shoe. I didn’t want to mess it up so I took the shoes and caps to a local shoe repair shop and even though the poor guy had never seen anything like it before – you should have seen his face, he looked at me like I’d brought him strange alien artifact – he was good enough to pin and glue them down.
And it worked out beautifully! Since then I’ve worn them quite a few times and the caps haven’t budged at all. Better yet, even when I have scuffed the tips or nocked them against something accidentally, it isn’t anywhere near as noticeable because of the caps.