How to Fix Broken High Heels : 5 Easy Actionable Tips

How to Fix Broken High Heels 5 Easy Actionable Tips

Broken high heels fixing is not that difficult to do as long as you know the right techniques. You may want to take those heels to a repair shop for a closer look, but the following methods should be sufficient so you’ll still be able to use it. Without further ado, let’s take a look at your options.

Techniques to Repair Broken High Heels   

Glue the Broken Piece

Glue works well provided it’s strong enough. Hold the heel and apply a liberal amount of glue and stick it on the heel. Follow the directions as indicated in the label, but you’ll need to apply a lot to keep the two pieces together.

How long will it take for the glue to bind the two pieces?

It depends on what type of glue you use. Most glues take around 30 seconds to bond. While these glues are the fastest, they may not be the most durable. You’ll want glue with a strong, long hold, but it must also be easy to apply.

Keep in mind that some glue products work best with specific types of materials. If your heels are made of wood, for instance, wood glue will be more effective in holding the two together.

After you have applied the glue, give the heel a gentle pull. The piece should hold up and you’ll be able to wear it.

Note: if the heel was just glued on, remove the old glue residue before applying new glue. Doing this will keep your heel the same height, plus it will be more stable.

Repair Wobbly Heels

You can also use glue for wobbly heels. You have to be careful when applying the glue so it doesn’t completely come off. Or you can just remove the heel, scrape the glue off and glue the piece back. While you’re at it, check the other shoe to make sure it’s in good condition. If it’s an old pair you may want to buy some nails to fortify it.

Repair Stiletto Heels

Broken stiletto heels are repaired the same way, but do keep in mind they wear down over time. There are times where repair works, but there may come a time when you just have to take it to the repair shop. But if it’s just broken heels you can use these methods.

5 Tips for Fixing Broken Heels Properly

It sounds easy enough, just apply glue, wait a few seconds or minutes and the heels will be as good as new. But sometimes things don’t turn out that way and the heels come apart again. Follow these tips to avoid this situation.

  • Use Super Glue or a similar product as a quick fix. This isn’t permanent but it will do in case of an emergency. Super Glue and others like it have the advantage of being quick to dry. Of course, if you’re not in a hurry and want a stronger hold, look for more powerful glue, i.e. those that have to be set overnight.
  • If you’re having trouble removing the old glue, use sandpaper. Rough the shoe and heel as this serves two purposes: get rid of the old glue and make the new glue easier to apply.
  • If there aren’t any nails, you can glue the two pieces together. If there are nails, apply some glue on the nails before putting the pieces together. Unless you glue the nails the two pieces will come apart regardless how much you apply.
  • Make sure the heel and shoe are properly aligned prior to gluing. Glue only takes a few seconds to stick, so you don’t want the pieces to come together if they’re not aligned correctly.
  • If you can get your hands on shoe glue instead of regular shoes, use those. They’re more effective than regular glue so it’s a better solution.


Learning how to fix broken high heels with household items is really easy as we have shown here. All you need is glue and in a few minutes, your heels are good to go. Sometimes we sense when the heel is broken, i.e. you walk and the heel just breaks. Other times it may slowly come off. Whatever the case may be, the methods above should be able to give you a temporary fix.

Corey Feaster

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