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Heel in jig shoe
By Highlanddancer45 Comments: 18, member since Tue Jul 28, 2015
On Thu May 25, 2017 01:05 PM

I know this is probably a lost cause but is there a way to place the metal heel (noise piece)back into the shoe? Starting to run out of options

6 Replies to Heel in jig shoe

re: Heel in jig shoe
By Bril Comments: 152, member since Thu Mar 07, 2013
On Mon May 29, 2017 06:49 AM
Have you gone to an old school shoe repair shop? They once fixed my jig shoes when the leather pulled away from the sole on the side (I thought they were toast but you don't even notice the patch).

Odds are they've never even seen a jig shoe but they have the tools and know how to make something work.
re: Heel in jig shoe
By highlandlassie Comments: 2895, member since Wed Feb 18, 2004
On Mon May 29, 2017 12:26 PM
Edited by highlandlassie (84875) on 2017-05-29 12:26:58 Forgot to add about both shoes.
Also, you don't necessarily have to have metal on the heel of the shoe. You could have a shoemaker put a strong wood or a rubber heel on instead. - Although you'd have to get both shoes done in that case, obviously.
re: Heel in jig shoe
By seaside_maidPremium member Comments: 231, member since Thu Jan 27, 2005
On Tue May 30, 2017 02:42 PM
If they are James Senior shoes you can buy replacements. Just give them a call ... . . .
re: Heel in jig shoe
By Katja144member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 3223, member since Sat Jul 30, 2005
On Mon Jul 24, 2017 05:49 AM
Edited by Katja144 (137399) on 2017-07-24 05:49:32
I've wondered also if a shoe repairer could add one of those metal clips to the heel that are meant to protect the shoe, and it should have a similar function? (I'm not sure that the heel tap meant for a tap shoe would be narrow enough to fit... perhaps the smaller sizes would?)
re: Heel in jig shoe
By garethmitchelson Comments: 126, member since Wed Sep 01, 2004
On Tue Aug 01, 2017 04:15 AM
I danced for many years without the jingle (one fell out and was lost)

You should be able to unscrew the brass heel plate, re-insert the jingle and secure with a bent paper clip then screw the heel plate back on

re: Heel in jig shoe
By dmmtjm06Premium member Comments: 26, member since Wed May 02, 2012
On Fri Aug 25, 2017 04:59 PM
Replacement brass plates are available from James Senior if they will fit your shoes. We bought a new pair of jig shoes from Thistle shoes which arrived with a clear piece of acrylic over the heel. We got that replaced at a regular boot maker who had never seen a jig shoe before. He enjoyed solving the problem and working on a well made shoe. Since then he has also removed a jingle from an old pair of shoes and attached it to another pair, so it can be done! Good luck!