08 April 2009

Project 365: Day 039

These are definitely not the shoes. I decided I better start looking for my wedding shoes now. I've been to enough weddings to know such shoes are hard to find. I looked around Nordstrom, Macy's, etc. but nothing. Then I had a brilliant idea. I love Zappos and tend to buy most of my shoes from there anyway. They have the best service, really helpful customer reviews, free shipping and free returns within 365 days, perfect! I figure I'll try out shoes until I find a pair I like and that are actually comfortable. I can test them all I want on the carpet and make sure they don't pinch, dig or otherwise put a frowny on my face.

These are the first pair. They arrived today, literally, mere hours after ordering yesterday!! I thought the look of pleating would match my dress perfectly. OMG! You know they are bad when you just put on one shoe and don't even stand up and it hurts like crazy! Crazy! It was so bad I thought for a half second that maybe my feet were hurting before I put it on, LOL, and that was why it felt so terrible. No, my other foot was fine. I took the shoe off and my foot felt better. I'm a trooper so I even put it back on and stood. That was a mistake. Good grief, the heel dug deep into the back of my foot, they pinched my little toe like crazy, and the straps felt like cardboard being forcibly attached to the top of my foot even after adjusting the strap. I have normal feet. Some say, even pretty. Nothing out of the ordinary. These shoes are plain terrible and will get such a review on the Zappos site. There weren't any reviews for this shoe when I bought them but the box looks like it's been returned several times. This is not my usual experience with Zappos. Usually the box is pristine. I think too many brides-to-be were way too busy to write the review and just returned them. I will take it upon myself to warn everyone.

I really don't understand why someone would make such a horrible fitting shoe to begin with and especially for a bride who needs to be at the very least somewhat comfortable that day. They were not that cheap either. Conspiracy to get me to spend in the hundreds????? No way, José! I have time on my side and free shipping and returns, YAYs!!!


Uniflame said...

Dont get me started on wedding shoes! I had to buy 2 pair of the same shoes but in different size. My feet are a size apart and while normally I wear sneakers for the exact reason, my mom insisted I couldnt wear sneakers under a dress ;) I still dont see the point since you wont see the shoes anyhow XD

Creative Coquette said...

I've seen photos of brides with white sneakers under their dress, even flip flops and ballet slippers. It's probably more about mom's vision :)

Hopefully your shoes are comfortable!


Virginia A. Morneau said...

Nice wedding shoes collection. Very beautiful to see the shoes. Wonderful, standard and fashionable. Preferable to all. Color and designs of the wedding shoes are perfect. nice combination . Hoping to have like this.