If you are like me, you enjoy a plethora of different footwear options. And, of course, what better place to find a sea of shoes than the internet? Yes, it is very true that you cannot physically try on the shoes before purchasing, but with the right steps I have learned that it is absolutely possible to have fabulous luck buying footwear online! How, you ask?! Well, read on and find out!
Online Shoe-Shopping Tips
- Tip – SIZE UP - I know we all want to believe that are feet are perfectly the same in terms of length, but the truth is one will always be larger than the other. For this very reason, it is important to measure BOTH feet and always, always, always go with the larger foot for a truly comfortable fit!
- Tip – DIFFERENT BRANDS = DIFFERENT FIT - I am sure many of you have noticed this when shopping in-store: different brands have different fits, and as such, your size may fluctuate a bit between them. If your shoe arrives and does not fit as expected, send them back and use your judgement when re-ordering. If you aren’t sure, it is always best to call the vendor – as they generally know how they run in comparison to other brands.
- Tip – TEST DRIVE AROUND YOUR HOUSE - Now, if this is a brand you have bought from before, and you are confident that the shoes are perfectly your size, and will make you a happy camper in the long-run, then by all means, go ahead an wear those bad boys out of the town. But if you REALLY want to be sure of your new pair, pop them on and take them for a test drive around your home. It is important to remember that most vendors will NOT accept shoes that appear worn. Test driving around the home [make sure your floors are clean] is the best way to try them out, without putting wear-and-tear on the soles.
Skincare by Alana LOVES Lindsay Phillips
SO, I am sure some of you are wondering why I have decided to talked about shoe sizing today. After all, I am a skincare retailer. Well, I am excited to announce we are now carrying one of my favorite footwear lines, Lindsay Phillips!
Lindsay Phillips creates some of the most fashionable and functional shoes on today’s market. And the best part? Each pair can be customized to the wearers liking! Her SwitchFlops offer interchangeable straps and snaps for the ultimate in versatility and individuality, and her shoes offer interchangeable snaps for an ever-changing look. What pushes me to fall in love with her shoes are the fact that they are comfortable, as well as fashionable. No more fretting over the fact that your fav pair of shoes don’t match your outfit, simply switch out the snap/strap and you are good to go!