Post # 1
So I think I might be in love y’all… I’ve been searching for my perfect wedding flats, and I think these might be the ones. BUT they’re $110 including shipping, and I wanted to spend more like $60, and if they’re the wrong size, I’m not interested in paying an extra $40 for shipping. And I think it’ll take like a month for them to get here. One person who reviewed the shop said they ordered a little big and bought inserts, should I go that route? I’m usually an 8.5, but sometimes an 8 in flats, and up to a 9 in other shoes.
Post # 3
@ladyamalthea: Are the decorations on the shoe hand crafted? Meaning, are you buying them from a place like Etsy where someone buys the shoes plain and decorates them as orders are placed? I would think that the cost of them is in the labor, and not so much that it’s a high end shoe that would be hard to find. If this is the case, you could:
- Ask the the seller to tell you the brand, so could find the shoe (minus the beautiful trimmings) and try them on to pick the right size.
- Ask the seller to send a pair of shoes before they add the trimmings so you could see if they fit.
- Ask if you could send your own shoes for them to decorate so you know they fit, and have them reduce the price a bit.
They are really pretty! I hope it all works out. 🙂
ETA: If these aren’t made-to-order, such as from Etsy, and/or none of my suggestions will work for you, I’d order a 9. You could always get a cushy insert from the drug store and drop it in your shoes to make them fit better. I’d rather have them a little too roomy than too tight. Nothing is worse than shoes that are too small, especially since you will be on your feet all day!
Post # 4
@ladyamalthea: honestly, i wouldn’t spend that kind of money (over budget even) on shoes that i can’t even try on and non-returnable. no way.
Post # 5
I wouldn’t pay $110 for any pair of shoes that may or may not fit and that are not returnable.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t order a pair of shoes at any price that I couldn’t try on and can’t return, let alone a pair that costs $110! I second the PP who said you should contact the seller to see if you have any options in this situation.
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
I agree w pp- too risky! Plus are the little roses beads? They look so delicate !
Post # 9
@ladyamalthea: Well I’m usually a 10 in dress shoes, but some sneakers I can get away with a 9 1/2 and sandals I can get away with a 9 1/2. So I ordered size 10 non-refundable wedding shoes and they were a smidge too big. I could fit my index finger between my heel and the back of the shoe and they wouldn’t stay on when I walked. So I went and bought those heel liners, clear jelly ones, and they are fantastic. They put up enough resistance so my shoes stay on my heel, but I don’t have to have tight shoes (I hate tight shoes!). You can’t really tell that I have the liners on my heel, which was a concern for me with a short dress.
Post # 10
Thank you everyone for your advice! You’ve talked me out of these particular shoes.. I might be able to talk to the seller, weddingdressoverture on etsy, but it just seems so complicated, and a lot of money to spend on shoes that may not be as perfect as I hope.
I wish zappos or amazon prime had an affordable pair of flats that I loved, or Etsy shoes didn’t feel so risky, but no, so back to the drawing board I go!