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Chloé Wedge Shoe Modification

Chloe fall 2007 wege shoes

In early September, I bought an eccentric pair of Chloé green patent wedges as a gift to myself for my 27th birthday. Though they were amazingly perfect looks-wise, there was one major setback: they didn’t stay on my feet! I have narrow heels and the fact that these had a solid platform that didn’t flex and no laces or straps of any kind meant defeat.

Chloe fall 2007 wege shoesThe Chloé Fall 2007 wedges come in TONS of colors

Then, salvation arrived: Lee came up with the idea to add rivets and laces to the shoes. I’m not one for keeping items seen on the runway as-is and totally pristine, so I packed them in my suitcase and headed off to New York for vacation.

Once in New York, I hauled the Chloés over to Alex Shoe Repair (the best shoe repair guys I have EVER seen) in the East Village and in less than 15 minutes, I had a one-of-a-kind shoe that stayed on my foot! Thank god it all worked out because now I’m the proud owner of futuristic elfy wedges with a heel tap that resembles a goat hoof (by now, you’ve probably realized that I like really weird shoes).

Chloe fall 2007 wege shoes

So, thank you to Lee, Alex Shoe Repair and Chloé for not making me cry on my birthday!

Do you have any stories of shoe salvation? Please tell!