The heel inner is often exposed to significant wear whilst walking, and is among the first parts that might require reparation. In this post, we will guide you through the process of repairing the heel inner.
Today our experienced shoemaker will demonstrate how a proper exchange of the inner heel is executed.
When repairing, the first step is to remove the old heel patch, in order to create a smooth finish that prevents scrape from uneven finish. Any remaining parts and dirt is also removed for this purpose. Directly after, it’s time to apply glue to the new heel patch and insert it into the shoe. Then the glue has to dry in order for it to attach properly.
The heel is further attached using stitching which is done by machine. This ensures a smooth finish and a precisely fitted heel patch. It’s then finished up by removing the excess leather and finishing the edge. If this is done on a chelsea boot, the process is slightly different from a normal, lace up shoe or loafer. Not only is the shoe higher, it does also have the elastic band that ensures a solid grip around the ankle. In order to show no signs of repair, the leather is stitched in it’s original seams and cut to fit the shoes shape.
Want to know more? Keep an eye out for out next post or ask us a question, either via email or in store.