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Makes all the difference
on 19 May 2015
For someone who is an absolutely standard UK women's 5½ shoe size these heel grips are a lifesaver because I often end up having to buy a size 6 shoe, half sizes not being widely available (unless you want a wider fit as well, which I don't). It seems strange that something as small as these heel grips can make a half size difference in the fit of a shoe, but they do.
The explanation, on the back of the pack, as to how to apply the heel grips to your shoes doesn't really go far enough. I've found that the best way is to peel off the backing slip and then, holding the heel grips with the shorter side uppermost, fold them inwards at the centre. Then push the fold into the centre of the back of the shoe with your nail, a little way down from the top of the shoe. Push the fold firmly into the shoe and then smooth the rest of the heel grip onto the shoe each side, smoothing away from the centre crease. This provides a good, firm seal and the heel grip should then stay in place.
The instructions on the back of the pack do advise using a shoehorn when you put the shoes on each time, once the heel grips are attached and this seems to be good advice (or you can use your finger if you have slim fingers). This avoids catching the upper edge of the heel grip as you put the shoe on, and so pulling at the adhesive.
The grips are comfortable once they're in place, smooth against stockings etc., and last very well indeed.