Spot a Quality Heel

  1. LOOK AT HOW THE SOLE IS ATTACHED TO THE SHOE.
    If the sole is stitched on, make sure the stitches are even and look secure. If it’s glued on, check to make sure that there is no space around the edges where the sole could start to peel off. You want a bottom that’s seamless and isn’t going anywhere.¬†More expensive shoes are usually sewn to the sole, hand-stitching, or more likely machine stitching is more time consuming.
  2. AY ATTENTION TO THE LINING.
    In high-quality shoes, the insole lining is usually made of leather, not a synthetic material, and goes all the way around the inside of the shoe. If the shoe only has padding on the bottom but not the sides (that’s where people get confused on stretching their shoes if it doesn’t have a full leather insole it’s not going anywhere).
  3. MATERIAL MATTERS.
    The leather is the most popular material for high heels. Make sure that you buy shoes that aren’t made out of synthetic fibers like nylon or plastic. These will be extremely uncomfortable after a few wears, and won’t last nearly as long.¬†Also, with non-leather shoes, they don’t allow your feet to breathe so you will more likely slip out of your shoes because of the moisture wrapped inside the shoe.
  4. A QUALITY HIGH HEEL WILL BE SECURELY ATTACHED.
    Look to see if it is reinforced with double stitching and the stitching will not be visible to the naked eye. Make sure your shoes are tight. Take a good look at the sole before you take it to the cashier. All the embellishments need to be as secure on the shoe also. If you see the stitching, make sure it is quality all around the shoe. Otherwise, the adornment will fall off and then your sole will separate.