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Shoe heels: changing height?

Britalian

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I bought some mahogany-coloured bluchers a while ago. While I love the shoe, I have come to realise the height of the heel is slightly different to my usual 25mm. Is it generally considered acceptable to have the heels lowered? If so, should the change fall within a certain proportion of the overall heel height? It's common to discuss having clothes altered, but shoes in this way?
 

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You should not change the height of a shoe's heel; the heel is a specific height in order that the forefoot of the shoe touches the ground at the proper point -- the ball of your foot. A shoe's last is designed to have a particular heel height. If you lower the heel, the forefoot will be touching the ground behind the ball of your foot. In an extreme case this might actually cause injury, and at least I would think it would feel unusual and probably uncomfortable.
 

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