Post # 1
I’ve wandered into shoe stores and department stores a few times recently to try and find shoes (I’m guessing I shouldn’t go see my seamstress without my shoes, right?). It’s November, so there’s only winter stuff out. How do you guys find strappy summer wedding shoes during the winter?
My feet are really weird (heels are really narrow, between sizes) so am terrified to buy shoes online.. I’m thinking my best option is to buy something online and then return it if it doesn’t fit, but that could go on for months.
Post # 3
At http://www.zappos.com you have a year to return shoes, if that helps. They have free shipping also.
Post # 4
@MissBoston: I got mine at Nordstrom’s, but they were having a free shipping promotion for “special occasion” shoes… I ended up needing to exchange for a different color and still got the free shipping. Try to keep an eye out for stuff like that 🙂
Post # 5
I second Zappos!
Also, as long as you have a shoe that is roughly the same heel height as your future shoe, you should be fine. I once had a bride come to a fitting without her shoes and I had to randomly find her a comparable height shoe that I had. Needless to say, everything turned out fine.
Post # 6
I third Zappos. I got my wedding shoes from there, and have gotten several other shoes from there as well. Their return policy is super easy from my experience.
Post # 7
I got mine from Zappos as well. Weren’t many sandals available in February 🙂
Post # 8
I bought mine on zappos too. The selection is enormous and they have a very liberal return policy. As forestgirl said, a whole year! There are extensive reviews on many of their styles, and reading those might help you steer clear of any shoes that fit really wide or slip a lot in the heels.
Post # 9
I took the problem of finding summer shoes in the winter and decided on cowboy boots. 🙂 Fits me better anyways.
Post # 10
zappos! but i’m assuming your first fitting isn’t for awhile, so you have time to wait for spring/summer lines to come out. also, hems are pretty easy to do, so you could definitely put it off to your second or third fitting!
Post # 11
I see your wedding is in June – spring shoes should start coming out by February, if you can hold out that long. 🙂
Post # 12
Another vote for Zappos, with free shipping to and fro and a solid returns policy. I’ve had really good experiences with them especially in dealing with their customer service department. I got my shoes there, they came damaged, and we worked out a solution that made me pretty happy.
Also, there is no such thing as a stupid shoe question! 🙂