Vintage and secondhand shopping has so many perks – you can score incredibly special, quality pieces that would normally cost more than your rent for crazy cheap, and a lot of times they’re practically brand new. Such was the case with these beguiling Louis Vuitton wedge slides that I picked up at a consignment shop for a price that you probably wouldn’t believe (and I’m not talking about in Chinatown). The only problem was that they were ever so slightly too small (as you can see from the photo above). It’s an issue that comes up frequently with thrift shopping since in most cases, everything is one of a kind and you can’t just ask the stockboy to bring you another size. I kept asking Diana, who was with me at the time, if she thought I should still get them and because of her reassurance, I took the plunge. But of course, when I stepped out of the house with them for the first time, I paid the price (as evidenced by the bandaid you see). And I had to agree that my heel jutting out of the back of my shoe like a cliff wasn’t exactly the most attractive look. Then I realized there was an easy fix! Read on to see what I did and how you can make your own slightly too small sandals fit.
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