How to Stop Pants From Riding on the Heel of the Shoe

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How to Stop Pants From Riding on the Heel of the Shoe
Stop your trousers from riding on your heels by rolling them up to make a temporary cuff. (Leather shoes image by Fenia from

Pant legs that are too long will more than likely end up under the heels of your shoes. If the legs of your trousers are dragging on the ground, then they will not only get dirty, but may become tattered and torn. The bottoms of your trousers get worn and unrepairable if they fall underneath the heels of your shoes. There are several solutions for preventing trousers from riding on the heels of shoes.

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Things you need

  • Trousers
  • High heeled shoes
  • Needle and thread
  • Measuring tape
  • Velcro dots
  • Safety pins
  • Clips

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  1. 1

    Wear high heeled shoes or platform shoes with trousers that are long on your legs. The high shoes will lift the pant leg off the ground and prevent it from slipping under the heel of your shoes.

  2. 2

    Hem your trousers to the correct length in order to accommodate the height of your shoes. Separate your trousers into lengths by having trousers for high heels and trousers for flats.

  3. 3

    Cuff your trousers temporarily by using safety pins, double-sided tape or Velcro dots inside the pant leg. Sew Velcro dots inside the bottom of your pant leg and at the appropriate height inside in order to temporarily shorten your trousers.

  4. 4

    Roll up trousers made of heavier material, like cotton or denim, for another temporary fix.

  5. 5

    Tuck your pant leg into a pair of boots in order to protect it from dragging on the ground.

Tips and warnings

  • There are speciality products that are on the market like HeminASnap or Sole Clips that can be used to temporarily shorten your trousers.
  • If you choose to hem your own trousers, make sure that you use a measuring tape and get both legs the same length so that your trousers hang correctly and look right.

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