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.
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!