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Putting Your Own Blakeys On

NORE

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I've had several sets of Blakeys I bought from eBay a while ago and never had them installed. So fueled bu Scotch and Shoe Damage pics I decided to start installing them myself. The nails that came with them would work on heels but I need them for toes. So I snipped the nails in half and hammered them in a pair of EGs. Came out good.

Can anyone see why I shouldn't continue with the rest of my shoes?

Thanks
 

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Are they loud since they are not flush mounted? B. Nelson can do it for $35 installed.

Also, did you put it right up to the edge?
 

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Originally Posted by NORE
I've had several sets of Blakeys I bought from eBay a while ago and never had them installed. So fueled bu Scotch and Shoe Damage pics I decided to start installing them myself. The nails that came with them would work on heels but I need them for toes. So I snipped the nails in half and hammered them in a pair of EGs. Came out good.

Can anyone see why I shouldn't continue with the rest of my shoes?

Thanks


Drive on. This is not complicated work.
 

NORE

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Originally Posted by Xiaogou
Are they loud since they are not flush mounted? B. Nelson can do it for $35 installed.

Also, did you put it right up to the edge?


I put them just about up to the edge on shoes that have been worn at least twice.

Originally Posted by alliswell
Drive on. This is not complicated work.

It's not. Except without the proper tools one might end up with a hole in their thigh like me
 

Xiaogou

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Originally Posted by NORE



It's not. Except without the proper tools one might end up with a hole in their thigh like me



 

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Originally Posted by NORE
I put them just about up to the edge on shoes that have been worn at least twice.



It's not. Except without the proper tools one might end up with a hole in their thigh like me


Not a lot is needed. A hammer, a pincer to cut the nails and a last to put the shoe on while you hammer the nails in. I have my father's old last.
 

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Unfortunately that last was my thigh. Ouch
Worked out well otherwise. I will update if I kill myself walking in the shoes.
 

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Id did it after posting the OP. I still have the hole in my thigh. Is that what you want a pic of? My thigh?
 

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