I learned a painful lesson last week!
I purchase my shoes online because I wear size 7 EE. It is difficult to find this size. I stick to New Balance and Avalon brands because they have removable insoles. There is plenty of room to add special insoles, like gel insoles, in them.
When I learned the post office recommends the walking shoes from New Balance, I decided they had to be the best. Every 6 months, I order 2 pair of walking shoes: white for spring/summer and black for fall/winter. I alternate them each day.
I’ve purchased pumps, cross training shoes, hiking shoes, and boots from this same website, joesnewbalance.com. I’ve been shopping there for 10 years.
They started having a “Daily Deal.” When my walking shoes are on the “Daily Deal,” I order them ahead. I received 2 pair of white shoes at Christmas for this spring. At Easter, I ordered two black pairs for this fall.
When it warmed up enough to wear shorts, I got out my new, white shores. The style was more pointed than square. When I tried them on, they felt snug. But 5 months had passed and it was too late to return them.
I filled small, freezer bags with a little water and placed them in the toes of the shoes. I put them in the freezer overnight. As the water froze, it expanded and stretched the leather.
It doesn’t matter how long you have been ordering the same shoes. As soon as they arrive, try them on. (I did try on the black ones.)
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