Yes sure we can fix your heels, have you been into our store before?
1 Remove old heel and pin
Grind Right heel flat and square at the edges.
3 Check Angle, Max 5mm gap
With the heel block sitting flat on the heeling, the sole of the shoe needs to be 1-5mm from the bench.
4 Check Heights, Grind Left heel
Check heights as in the picture, or you can top and tail them to make it easier on some heel block shapes.
5 Do Builds, only if needed
Grind build area flat. Put Atom on shoe, then place build on and hold firmly for 10 seconds. Knife off excess and then machine trim sides,then base.
6 Atom heel block
Thin coat to the edge. UNLESS suede, fabric or light coloured leather. Then use clear glue.
7 Hammer in new Heel
Check for, and deal with any gaps. Wipe away any excess atom.
8 Heel Trim
Smooth and follow the shape of the heel block. Adjust guide so you do not scratch heel block. Redo if undercut.
Note the angle of cone lines up with the inside of heel block. Gentle! Use masking tape on block if unsure.
10 Paint and Polish Till Pretty
If you get polish or paint on Caramel heeling, re heel trim very lightly.
11 What it should look like MPS
Should take less than 10min
Heel shape should generally follow the flow of the heel block
Both heels should look the same
Shoe should sit nicely with heel flat, a 1mm gap under back edge is ok, but not under front edge
RKM PU Top Pin Diameters
- 3.0mm – Standard Pin Thickness (.115)
- 2.2mm – Thinner Pin Thickness (.101)
- 3.2mm – Thicker Pin Thickness (.125)
Just a bit loose
Hammer pin flat - if it almost fits
To take up a bit more room use a flexi tube, they are in the 8 or 10mm RKM bin. Push the flexitube right in then atom and hammer in the PU TOP
If PU Top pin is to big and the small ones are to small what do you do?
Grind the standard one on the cone to fit tight, or if closer to 2.2mm. Hammer pin flat - if 2.2mm almost fits.
No PU tops left
Use Vulcotop and drill 3.5mm hole and put a cheese head pin thru.
If stilleto tube comes out with pin stuck in do you just replace the tube with a new one?
Remove pin by holding tube in vice, or just flip tube upside down and reuse