Help: Should I buy these beautiful, non-returnable shoes? And what size?

posted 3 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: Should I buy these?
    No : (27 votes)
    75 %
    Yes, in an 8.5 : (3 votes)
    8 %
    Yes, in a 9 : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Candy is dandy : (4 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    652 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @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:

    1. 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. 
    2. Ask the seller to send a pair of shoes before they add the trimmings so you could see if they fit. 
    3. 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
    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @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.

    keep looking.

    Post # 5
    42166 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I wouldn’t pay $110 for any pair of shoes that may or may not fit and that are not returnable.

    Post # 6
    1802 posts
    Buzzing bee

    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
    3097 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    I agree w pp- too risky! Plus are the little roses beads? They look so delicate !

    Post # 9
    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @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.

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