I RECENTLY PLACED AN order for the Bette Patent Loafers from Whistles (which I've tried to illustrate above), I had been lusting after them for a great deal of time and managed to snag a pair at sale price. This never happens!! Unfortunately they are a little snug which is strange as I am always a size 5/EU38 and if I ever have to opt for a different size, it's normally smaller and hardly ever bigger. I am worried that they'll cause pain if I were to wear them for large parts of the day. I have a catch-22 type situation going on. The only way I can really find out whether they are going to cause pain is to wear them out and about for a day but if I find that they are unsuitable for my feet, I'd have worn them out which would render them non-returnable.
But if I return them...I may never know if these perfect, shiny, beautifully-masculine-with-a-twist-of-
feminine shoes are right for me and that makes me sad.
Whistles advice is that I return them as some feedback received by other customers have also noted that they run a little tight and whilst I appreciate their honest advice, the response makes me sad. Why could it not have been "Leather shoes takes a day or two to break into" this is what I was hoping they would say.
My sister's advice: "just send them back, no point in keeping them if they're feeling tight now. It's gonna be like Monica's boots. You're gonna end up throwing them in the bin and I would have to give you a piggyback home"
It was one of those moments when you find a pair of shoes and they look so perfect on (even if you do happen to be wearing your gym gear at the time) that you start imagining all the different ways you would wear them. Illustrated above, the way I imagined them to style them during the summer months *sobs*. I'm going to return them tomorrow and maybe buy the Repetto Jackson shoes...