Monday, February 25, 2013

impatience

Rachel Comey Wren Dress at Steven Alan
Been spending too much time looking at Mars boots online...and now I want a dress to go with them.

Long story short, the 8s are too small, the 9s are a little too big (an insole works), but I'd rather go a little big rather than try to track down 8.5s from a previous season. I ordered what I thought were heavily reduced Mars boots from Yoox, returned the 8s to Gravity Pope (we exchanged them for a pair of shoes for Matthew), and am now deciding what to do next.

I can order them in the US and have a friend mail them to me (hopefully they would arrive with time to spare so I can break them in for a few days before the 13th). Or I can swallow my pride and pay an extra $70 to have them right now. The funny part is that I was able to pay the full Canadian price this weekend while in the store, but now that I'm shoe-less and at home, I've become stubborn and peeved about the markup.

5 comments:

Anna McClurg said...

Hm, I'd probably just go for having the friend get them in the US and save the $70. I'm sure you would still have enough time to break them in. Ideally you would want a pair of shoes that are not uncomfortable on first wearing them anyway. I know your shoe dilemma, though. I'm about an 8.5, although I waver between 8 and 8.5 and then sometimes even the 8 is too big, but the 7.5 is way too small. ugh! Anyway, good luck! ;)

leanne said...

Beautiful dress!

As soon as you started this discussion I learned that I have to travel to Seattle, Florida, and London for work in the next few months. Thinking the Mars would be excellent travel / presentation / meeting shoes.

Let me know if you need to use my address in DC ..

L

erica said...

I swear they were fine in the store, and by evening I could barely put them on! Maybe I should cut back on sodium consumption, haha.

Leanne, thanks for the offer...I think I'm going to buy them here and cut my losses!

Mona Vernon said...
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Mona Vernon said...

the issue is that the heel slips no matter what unless there are too small, my experience and the one of many online. It is like a clog wear? Does an insole help with the heel slipping/can you walk a long time with a heel that slips?