Earlier this week, I posted the new pair of peep toes pumps I ordered from Amazon.com. I was extremely satisfied with that purchased and I knew I made a smart buy. In that same order, I also purchased some boots I really liked and were marked down really low ($249 -> $85). Too good to be true? Maybe, but I trusted Amazon.com to live up to my expectations. I'm going to New York next weekend and I wanted something I could walk in and wear with everything. The boots I ordered, Geox's Donna Alanis Boot in taupe, were supposed to be those boots, but things didn't work out as planned.
The boots arrived on Wednesday and I was overwhelmed with excitement! I couldn't wait to get home and try these on.
My excitement for these boots was short lived when I tried the boots on. I started with the left boot. It was a snug fit, but I got my foot in there and zipped it up the calf. I took a walk around the room and started to feel the pain of my heal rubbing up against the inside of the boot. Granted, I wasn't wearing socks, but I knew immediately these would not be fun to walk in, at work or around a city.
Now, don't get me wrong, I still liked the style of the boot and wanted to try on the right boot to decide if they looked good. If so, I would size up. Let's see how well the right boot fit:
Size: Tighter than the left
Zipper: Could not get it all the way up my calf; calf too fat or boot too narrow
Look: Not what I was expecting :(
Well there you have it folks. The right fit was even more disappointing than the left and the look just wasn't what I wanted. Sadly, these will be returned with no exchange. As for the kicker, Amazon.com doesn't pay for returns if sizes are too small/big. I'm only out $4.95, but the lesson has been learned. I will not be buying boots from Amazon.com in the future. I wouldn't say I'm deterred from buying online, but I'll stick to shoe specialty sites for boots, like Zappos and Endless, where they offer free shipping and free returns.
I'm still looking for the perfect boots so if you have any ideas for a riding style, neutral color boot, please do share.