I understand for some, maybe even most people it is easy to find shoes but for me it is challenging. So this post is for people like me (hi there). My right foot is a half inch wider and also a half inch shorter than the left which makes my feet slightly PICKY in finding comfort. My game plan when I shop for shoes starts with making sure the store gives full refunds as long as shoes are not worn outside, then I wear the shoes around the store for five to ten minutes before I decide to buy them; last but not least I wear the shoes inside my house for an evening or two or three to be sure they are comfortable before venturing onto the sidewalk. This system has worked great for me for years and I no longer am stuck with piles of expensive uncomfortable shoes that I will never wear! Just this week I got my money back for the cutest pair of denim Keds, they were great in the store but as soon as extended wear came into play my toes and heels were aching. I am so glad I waited before wearing them outside, $30 saved.
Now I should say I am great at shopping for shoes except for when I go online, I am decidedly NOT a fan. Since there is no chance to try on the shoes there is no way to get a real idea of fit. Currently I am bringing these online frye boots into rotation though it has taken quite a while to work in the leather. And my adorable online grey booties sent by Solestruck? They are super comfortable…… once I get them on, there is a odd seam on the heel that takes a bit of sweat to get my foot past. To be better at online shoe shopping I have tried scoping out the mall before shopping online, but I felt bad asking the salespeople to help me when I had no intention of purchasing. I also couldn’t find exact matches here in Canada, it seems our mall choices are slightly outdated and limited. To help with the pairs that don’t fit I found this excellent resource on how to fix common shoe problems.
Do you know the secret to choosing shoes online?
If so, please divulge.
Thrifted Jacob Sweater. Native Printed Skirt, Etsy. Frye Boots, c/o Shopbop.
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