Thanks to websites like Zappos, Shoes.com, and Piperlime, shopping for shoes on the web is as easy as clicking the mouse. With more store, brands, styles, and deals to choose from, the only thing you have to worry about is your budget. Well, that and finding the most perfect pair of shoes. To streamline your virtual shopping trip and minimize the risk of returns, here are some valuable shopping tips you can use.
1. Know your size
Your dress size varies by brand, and so does your shoe size. Even more difficult, your shoe size is different in various countries across the world. A size seven in the United States is a size five in the United Kingdom and a size 24 in Japan. Heels.com has a good size conversion chart plus tips on how to measure your own feet. Use the size conversion chart when ordering brands that were designed in other countries. Accurately knowing your size is the best way to prevent returns.
2. Research the shops
As I said before, there are plenty of shoe shopping websites online, but they are not all the same. Zappos specializes in customer service by offering free shipping and provides you with a year-long return policy. DSW offers hundreds of designer shoes, even high-end designers like Kenzo, Prada, and Marc by Marc Jacobs. And Famous Footwear lets frequent shoppers earn rewards and discounts to purchase more footwear.
3. Search with ease
Have a type of shoe in mind? Go to Like.com and type in the keyword or term in the search box, pick a product type (e.g. women’s shoes) and happy searching! You also can search by price, brand, color, material, or website. Shopping for footwear (or even accessories and apparel) has never been more fun!