For years I have used plastic taps to reduce wear on the heels of my
shoes. I used to buy them for a company called Hale Heels. They went
out of business a few years ago. Does anyone where I can buy these
taps?? They're like the old metal ones you used to put on the heels
of shoes, but they're plastic. Thanks
On 10 Oct 2006 12:16:55 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Wow, am I glad to see this!
I bought a big package of (I thik rubber?) heel tips from Hale years
ago and am on my last few. Didn't know Hale went out of business.
Just spent an hour surfing to find equivalent, but no luck!
Note that this seller sounds like he will deal on larger
quantities, so might end up not so pricey.
I glue mine on rather than pound in, as I don't have a "foot" to hold
shoes while nailing.
Aphasia hello from Hale Heel Co!
I know your post is many years old but I wanted you to know we did NOT go out
of business. Our website is www.haleheel.com
I hope this message finds you well.
No idea, but seems like a good shoe repair shop would be a place to
Doesn't seem like it would be too hard to take some generally-available
reasonably hard plastic and fashion something that would get by in a
pinch, so to speak, particularly if one had access to a bandsaw or
scroll saw for cutting out.
I've not seen a tap of any kind except on boots or dance shoes in 30+
yrs...seem to be a thing of the past what w/ the almost ubiquitous
We're still here and our customers love our No noise Taps.
They save hundreds of dollars on shoes with our products
and we make walking or running more comfortable, have been for years.
Check out our website at haleheel.com
I should mention to the earlier posts that I use the plastic taps now
on my running/walking shoes, By gluing them on they extend the wear
of the heel areas a great deal. Because of my foot strike, this area
wears very quickly.
This is Chris Murphy from Hale Heel Co. We have not closed, we have moved to PA.
Our website is www.haleheel.com where you can find everything you need.
Our email address is email@example.com
We look forward to serving you again.
Hale Heel Co
To Hale Heel.
Before you post a reply to usenet, you are well advised to check the
date of the post you are replying to.
In this case, "Al Kondo" posted his question about plastic taps in
October 2006. That's over 6 years ago. So you can understand how silly
your response looks to those of us that are regular readers of this
It is not likely that Al Kondo will ever see your reply, let alone still
be interested in getting an answer after all this time has passed. His
posting activity to usenet appears to span a time-frame from 1995 to
August 2007, so it is highly likely he either died or has completely
abandoned participating in usenet 5 years ago.
And if you don't know what usenet is, I suggest you look it up in
Did not look that silly to me, but I never look at the dates. Once in a
while an old post seems to resurface, but not a big deal.
Besides. I just saw Al last week. He is in a wheelchair now because he
cannot find a proper heel.
How does the fact that I replied equate to it being a "big deal" ?
Unlike the vast majority of the usenet replies that are made to stale or
long-dead posts, this one made here by The Heel appeared to NOT be made
by a bot. Judging by the content of the reply, it appeared to be made
by a real person. So to educate The Heel, I simply told him that he was
responding to a 6 year-old post, and it's a silly thing to do.
Now, why are you making a federal case out of this?
I see your needling me over my reply to the Heel as making no sense at
replying to Home Guy , Hale Heel Co - Chris Murphy wrote:
First let me say I am sorry to hear that Al is in a wheel chair, my prayers go
out to him.
You need to know that I searched GOOGLE for Hale Heel and found your discussion
regarding Hale Heel Co.
When I saw that this post said Hale Heel is closed I needed to respond to it
because, I am Hale Heel Co
(well actually my name is Chris) and I want people to know we are not closed.
So whether it was 2013 or 2006 it doesn't matter, the fact still remains the
same that we are open for business.
I hope I didn't stir up too much commotion, but I am glad that people read this
All the best to everyone, and if we can serve any of you by making your feet
more comfortable please let us know.
Glost hello, It's now November 17, 2015 I hope you found and are enjoying your heel taps. We are thankful to be in business now over 52 years.
As a way of showing our thanks to all who follow this forum we are giving 10% off your next purchase at http://haleheel.com use the code haleheelthankyou
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