Not that an item ordered online can't be returned, but you'd rather do without the hassle, right? Probably the most effective way to make sure you don't miss out on boots from Net-a-Porter, MatchesFashion and Farfetch is to know the size for sure. And not even so much your own (you can easily decide on it by taking a couple of foot measurements and comparing them with the data in the tables that are swarming with the Internet), as is usually recommended by various how-tos, as appropriate for you among those available from a particular pair. Because some brands are traditionally "undersized", while others, on the contrary, make shoes "for growth." And the third, despite the exact coincidence of the nominal size with yours, simply will not fit according to other indicators: say, because of the height of the rise or the fullness of the foot. So do not want to fool yourself - do not be lazy and still get to the "tangible" store of the brand you are interested in; even if there is no desired pair, it doesn't matter: you didn’t come to buy, but to get acquainted with the size grid.
The already stressful situation is exacerbated when the brand that you encroached on is not represented offline on the Russian market (or specifically in your city). What to do then? For a start - obediently trust the metrics, probably written on the site. Then - carefully read the retailer's comments. On Net-a-Porter and his gentlemanly counterpart Mr. Porter, for example, without fail note how truthful the manufacturers were with respect to size: there are markings true to size, large to size and small to size, that is, it corresponds to the generally accepted ideas about the conditional 38th, "big" or "small ".
2) Jimmy Choo
4) Saint Laurent
5) AMI © net-a-porter.com
The next detail worthy of close attention is the material. We will not open America: genuine leather will stretch, but artificial leather is unlikely, as, by the way, textiles, rubber and many beloved suede. In addition, it is better to choose shoes for the cold season half a size (or even a whole size) larger: at least you can wear it with a cozy thick toe. Experts advise to follow the same principle of “half a size larger” when buying sneakers - provided, of course, that you train in them, and not imposingly go to museums.
Finally, a high rise, if you are endowed with such, it is safest to "pack" in lace-up shoes: the latter is easy to relax if the model turns out to be tight. But with Chelsea in this sense it is better not to risk it.>