Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between pin sizes?
There are four pin sizes. Please see below.
2.5mm - 101 pin - very rare/vintage
2.9mm - 115 pin - most popular
3.1mm - 120 pin - second most popular
3.3mm - 125 pin - some vintage shoes and large heel shoes
All heel tips can be converted to the next pin size up using Flexitubes and a small amount of super glue.
For instance: P1b_120 + Flexitubes = P1b_125
What is the height of the heel tips?
Standard PU heel tips range from 6-6.5mm high.
Metal heel tips are all 5mm high.
All extra hyard wearing heel tips are 6.5-7mm in height.
Does it matter about the height of the pin?
No, the hole in the heel goes right up to the heel.
How do I measure the tips correctly?
For round tipped heels measure the diamete using a ruler or micrometer.
For D shape (horseshoe) tips measure the flat edge then the long edge. It's always better to go slightly bigger.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we do.
What tools and materials do I need for repairing the shoes?
Hammer, block of wood.
Pliers or pincers.
File and sandpaper.
Deremel or hobby drill for professional results.
Glue, shoe cream or polish.