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I have a pair of spike heels that I would like to sharpen and give metal tips. Right now the tips are about 5mm wide D shapes, made of hard plastic. What would be the best way to go about this? Are there any problems with wearing needle-sharp heels, and has anybody done this before? I have heard good things about concrete nails and awls as heel tips, painted black of course.

The image below is an attempt to sharpen some heels just by removing the plastic with a hand file and leaving the metal post, but it is kinda amateurish looking plus the post is about 4mm diameter, I want them to be sharper than this.


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Just curious but why would you want to wear heels with needle sharp tips? I would think that they wouldn’t be very strong, stable or remain that way for any length of time.

Being mentally comfortable in your own mind is the key to wearing heels in public.

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I kind of get it, as a part of fantasy. I mean, it's taking the general idea of a stiletto to an extreme, a longstanding human pastime. Look at some of the ridiculous cars and trucks people have built over the years. But no, actual needle heels will not work in the real world. You couldn't use these as daily drivers, for the above mentioned reasons and more.

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The objective is to take the idea of a stiletto to the extreme. By careful selection of materials the problem of strength and durability should be solvable. Also a tip material such as Tungsten Carbide would certainly show no visible wear over the life of the shoe. The stability is about the same as a regular stiletto, most of the stability comes from the toe anyways. A 5/16 wide tip gives very little added stability compared to a sharp point in conventional stilettoes. There could be a minor safety problem, but I am very careful where I put my feet, as are most all wearers of stiletto heels.

For driving I will have two safety caps that I remove upon exiting the car, leaving them by the driver's seat for the return journey.

Damage to floors would be an issue for brand new floors, but a floor that has been subject to walking on by regular stilettos for years is going to have damage anyways. I plan to avoid wooden parquet floors, obviously. Mostly I plan to wear the needle heels on the dance floor, and most disco floors are pretty robust in my experience. The extreme stilettos will create a stunning first impression without being too high to dance in. Hopefully most people will stay out of the way, a distinct advantage on a crowded dance floor.

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