The shoes you wear will define your personality. It doesn’t matter just how much money you spend on your clothing, wearing good quality shoes is very important. However, the market for shoes has ballooned considerably, and many people have to look for alternative solutions to find what they need. Here are a few tips to buy shoes for less.
If you like to shop around, there are vintage shops full of treasures at affordable prices. The models you will find there will also have an original look and will give a special touch to your outfits.
Be careful to take a good look at the materials of the model you are flashing on. If you’re lucky enough to stumble upon a pair made of leather for the upper and sock liner, go for it, you won’t be disappointed. If this information is no longer on the shoe itself, do not hesitate to ask the person who runs the store for it. They are often passionate people who know the objects they are selling.
On eBay, you can find advertisements of shops reselling new models from old collections for less or individuals reselling their shoes second hand . Make sure, if it’s an individual that the shoe is in good condition. Ask for detailed photos of the model (upper, insole, midsole) before purchasing and feel free to ask specific questions to the seller: are the shoes in very good condition? How many times have they been worn? When did you buy them? Do not be afraid to ask for this information, it will prevent you from unpleasant surprises (having to return the pair of shoes to its sender or you yourself resell it if the return is not accepted).
Overall, also don’t be afraid to bid and negotiate the first price listed if it’s not a buy it now.
I was one day looking for a superb pair of camel suede thigh high boots spotted on Pinterest. After some research, it turned out to be an American brand not sold in Europe. Like every time when I spot a crush, I didn’t let go. The pair was not found on the US site (and even not available in Europe). So I went for a little tour on Amazon. What was my surprise to find a completely similar model of the brand in question? Only the color was slightly different. But it suited me just as well. Not to spoil anything, there was a really interesting rebate. You just have to check that the article is indeed deliverable in your country. Be careful, this is not always the case and you might be disappointed.
Private sales of favorite brands
I am very wary of private sales on the internet. Brands often recreate models with lower quality materials, which allow them to sell the same item for less. Item identical in appearance therefore since the materials are not the same as those of the original model. Nevertheless, it is possible to subscribe to private sales of small designers who take advantage of the internet to make themselves known and who guarantee that the models offered a little cheaper for a limited period are indeed the starting models and of an identical quality.
No secret in itself, the sales period is also favorable for the shoes sold online. Be careful to read the details about the composition of the models you want to buy from a distance. Again, leather and more leather if you are looking for quality. I have already spoken to you about it often. Who says distance purchase, also says riskier purchase since you will not be able to try on the pair of shoes spotted. Speaking of spotting, there’s one thing I find interesting to try out: go try on shoes in a store to see if you like them and if you’re comfortable in them. Do not buy them immediately and wait to do some research on the internet to find the same model, but often at a lower price. Either during sales or anytime because it is regularly possible to find a pair of shoes at a better price online. As long as you don’t rush into making a decision, you will be able to buy a decent pair of shoes without having to spend a great deal of money.