Today's ballroom tip is one that made me feel both relieved and a bit dense when I first read it. I publish it to here to hopefully spare anyone else who has spent too much time wrestling with these little things.
Heel covers can be a huge pain to shove onto the heels, though. The covers taper at the top, meaning you have to stretch them a bit to get them on. The trick to making this easier is to heat them up. Use a hair-dryer, put them under a bright light, even breathe on them a bit until they are above room temperature and the plastic has gotten a bit more malleable. Then you will have a much easier time pushing them on to your shoes or pulling off a dead one.