[Huge problem still not solved. We're slowly inching towards the solution though.]
The shoes are here, they’re here, they’re here! After months and months of looking for them, I found them several weeks ago online. They were the green-yellowish version of a pair I had tried on in black at a nearby store and they were perfect. Unfortunately, they were sold out in my size with no way to restock them. Cue the sad trombone…
That’s when I went crazy and I e-mailed all the stores that carried that brand in Spain. When they all told me they didn’t have them, I expanded my search to the UK. Also negative. Then I went ahead and talked to a few stores in Belgium, since my brother is studying there. No dice. I had resigned myself to look for something else, so I did. I looked everywhere. Every shoe store I saw, I went inside. And in Berlin, there are a lot of them! Unfortunately none of them had anything I really liked. (Good thing, also, since most of them were really really expensive).
And then I came back from Berlin… and as I stared at the shoes in the computer screen it hit me. They offer free shipping and free returns. I should just order the shoes and try them on, just in case, you know? Plus they were on sale for 144€, and I didn’t want to spend more than 200€ so they fit the bill. Exactly three days later, they were in my arms!
The verdict? For starters, they’re more yellow and brighter than I imagined (although the pictures don’t do them justice, they’re greener in person, definitely). I still love them though, plus they work very well with a few dresses I already have (so I’ll be able to wear them in the future). Do they fit me? Well… not quite. They’re open on one side so I can get them in, but I obviously don’t want my feet to hurt all day. So now I have a few days to decide whether I want to return them or try and make them work. I’ve googled around for tricks to enlarge shoes (most of them involve sticking them in the freezer) and I’ll also be talking to a shoemaker/repairer to see if they can do something about it. Also, they’re my mom’s size so maybe she’ll keep them if I decide they don’t work for me. They’re so cute though! They have this clipping system that allows you to change accessories. They come with two of them (green/purple flowers and a gray bow) but you can buy more if you want to. That’s why I’ve pictured both options. Also, the heels are not too high, which is great because I don’t wear heels. Ever.
So what’s your advice? Should I just return them and keep looking? I’m quite desperate though!