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Friday, March 27, 2009

If the shoe doesn't fit...

Next to lipstick, shoes are my favorite.

Lately, every time I go into Payless Shoes (which is really the only place I can afford to dress my feet right now), I am horribly disappointed at the selection in my size. I wear a 9 1/2, and the section takes up half the room the size 8's do. Is it that freaky to wear a 9 1/2? I mean, I am kind of tallish. Tall people should be allowed cute shoes! Besides, I am one of the lucky ones who can wear pretty high heels and still be only an inch or so shorter than my husband. I probably wouldn't wear heels if I would end up taller than him.

I digress.

So, the other day I was in Payless looking for the annual white Easter sandals for my girls. I saw a pair of red heels that I really, really liked. Especially since I've been looking for months for some red heels that I like. And they were even on sale! Score!

But do you think they had them in size 9 1/2? Nope. They had them in 9 and I tried to squeeze my feet into them, and it was sort of doable, but I knew I'd be miserable by the time I walked around for more than one minute. I looked in size 10, and didn't find them there.

So, I decided to ask.

And you know what I found out? Payless will special order them for you in your size.

But that's not even the best part!

If you do a special order, you don't have to pay a fee like you do at so many places. Oh no. Payless pays YOU if you special order. You automatically get $3.00 taken off of the price. Which, for me, was already a sale price.

So, next time you go to Payless, you'd better hope the shoes you like best can't be found in your size!

30 comments :

  1. I have found this out also. I think it is an awesome thing that they do. I think I need to go and see what shoes they have in or not in.

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  2. I wear a 9 1/2 too, and I find the exact same thing!

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  3. Holy crap I didn't know that! Do they do the same for kids shoes???

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  4. Seriously? I am so all over that! I have a 7 1/2 (I know, average, average) but there are still plenty of shoes that I'll find in every size but MY size. Makes me so mad. And yet I could have special ordered all along. Thanks for the tip.

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  5. I personally believe that red heels have magical powers. Whatever you need in life---you can get with red heels. Congrats on finding some!

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  6. Wow! That's totally awesome. Except they usually have my size. What I want to know is why all the cute shoes are in the size 6? Maybe I should shop in size 6 and request my size. How fun!

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  7. Good to know! Too bad I'm a 7 1/2, which means they almost always have my size.

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  8. Yay!!! Then I will score like crazy! Most of the cute styles, I love are never in size 5! I'd love to test this out as some of my shoes are not holding up either, plus the free Doc Scholl's I got from Famous Footwear, are cutting into my feet and the logo is coming off, making the bottom of my heels get sticky and yucky! I need new everyday sandals...

    Thanks for this Lara! And now that we can spend some on what we found we needed during our "spending" hibernation, I can feel better looking. ;-)

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  9. You and your red shoes {shaking head}

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  10. Ooooo, thank you for the tip!!! And are we going to see a photo of these red shoes? (I recently bought some that I love, but they're a little too big....and the heels are too high for my clumsy self.)

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  11. I am 5'10 and used to be a size 10 shoe. It went up half a size after babies. I feel you. No selection. Finding the right shoe in my size brings me such joy. I have not been to payless in a while, I usually limit my selection to Target. One stop shopping with my three kids is usually a must. I will have to keep this in mind though, that is great!

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  12. As a fellow nine-and-a half-er, this is great news for me! I'm going to have to check this out.

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  13. Awesome! Too bad I'm the average size. But sometimes that means that they're all sold out... I'll have to shop at Payless more often! :D

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  14. So funny. I wear a 9 1/2 too. Have as long as I can remember. I'm grateful at least people carry this size now. That's great you got them cheaper! yay!

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  15. Really?? That is so cool! Can't wait to tell my sister- she wears an 11, and you thought 9 1/2 selections were bad.

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  16. Ooooo... good shopping tip! Ironically, I LOVE to buy shoes, but don't really like to wear them.

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  17. I have two teenaged daughters. One is a size 8, the other a 9 1/2. One would gladly wrap her feet in Saran Wrap and call herself shod, and the other thinks shoes are more important than makeup, hair, and her 'Team Jacob' t-shirt all rolled into one. Guess which one is which??

    You've changed my 16 year-old's life with this post, Lara!!

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  18. I wear a 10! I haven't been to Payless since I moved here, but now I'm going to have to make a trip!

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  19. Doesn't it feel good to Payless?

    This is so cool. I used to be a real shoe lady (high school and college). And I got most of my shoes at Payless. What a great store. :)

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  20. I feel your pain. I wear a size 10. But that's good to know about special ordering!

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  21. Wow, that is great to know! I wear the oh-so-average size of 7 1/2, and since so do most other people, the cutest shoes disappear quick!
    Payless should pay you for this advertisement!
    :~D

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  22. I'm a size 10 my friend. Don't fret it!

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  23. They pay you? That is too cool.

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  24. Wow. I had no idea they did that. Thanks for the great tip. Glad you will be getting those red shoes!

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  25. I'm a nine and a half too and you're right! it sucks!!

    new here. love your blog!!

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  26. That is good to know!! Thanks for sharing!!! Thats awesome news!! :)

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  27. I hit up Payless for summer shoes. Didn't know they will special order. Thanks!

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  28. That's awesome! I wear that size to and they never have anything! Thanks for the tip!

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