Product Review: IdealHeel Stiletto Protector

Ideal Heel "Practice Safe Steps"

When I’m heading out on the town in high heels, I often cringe with every step, knowing obstacles such as street grates, cracks, and cobblestone lie ahead.  Nothing ruins my day like a new scuff or gouge on my beloved heels.  That’s why, when I heard about IdealHeel I was intrigued to learn more and try them for myself.  Basically, IdealHeel is a sturdy rubber accessory that slips easily over stiletto heels to protect them from damage, so you can “Practice Safe Steps”.  Sounds great, right?  Let’s put them to the test…

I tried the IdealHeel on my Giuseppe Zanotti pumps

I received the two pairs of IdealHeel pictured above for review – one Medium in brown and one Tall in black.  Medium IdealHeel is great for 2″-3″ high heels, while Tall is more suitable for heels up to 4″ high.  I slipped the Tall IdealHeel protectors over my new Giuseppe Zanotti leopard pumps (bought from ElisaV’s eBay store, still gushing!) and went on a walk around the block.

IdealHeel slips on easily

I’m pleasantly surprised that the protectors don’t make my shoes look ugly, in fact I kind of like the thicker heel!  They are sturdy and have good traction on gravel and in the grass.  I can easily slip them off my shoes and throw them in my bag when I reach my destination.

Verdict: A+ Seriously, IdealHeel is the best heel protector I’ve tried because it protects the entire heel and it seems durable too!  The only downside is that IdealHeel is made to fit standard pumps and stilettos, so if the bottom of your heel is wider than a dime, or if the heel is dramatically wider at the top, your heels may be too thick for this product.

GET YOUR OWN NOW for just $12.99 per pair at www.IdealHeel.com!  IdealHeel is currently available in 2 sizes and in black, dark brown, camel, clear, and pink.

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Protecting Your Pretty Heels

How horrible is it to have just bought the Jimmy Choos of your dreams, only to step out in the road and ruin them a few seconds later?  Here are a few great ways to keep your favorite high heels from getting scuffed and ruined from everyday use. 

First I have to thank my friend Felicia at The Well-Heeled Society for introducing me to this neat shoe accessory that allows you to keep your pretty heels on while behind the wheel.  You can avoid what Felicia calls “Black Heel Syndrome” -damaging the back of your heels when driving, with the Achilles Shield.

The Achilles Shield is a protector that slips on the back of your shoes and prevents rubbing on the backs of your heels.  The device requires no installation, and so it can be used with whatever shoes you’re sporting.  It also comes in various colors, so that you can match your shoes if you like.

To keep your high heels in pristine condition, use Smart Heel Heel Protectors.  This invention prevents heels from getting torn up and scraped in the cracks of sidewalks, as well as on curbs, subway grates, cobblestones, and other harsh walkways.  The Smart Heel is available in clear and black, and it fits most stiletto heels.

I, for one, walk everywhere in my heels, so I could really use the Heel Protector.  However, I usually replace my high heels with my “driving sandals” that I keep in the car.

  What do you think of these devices?  Would you use either of them?


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