If I had a penny for everyone who has said to me 'how can you buy footwear on line - how do you know you'll like it?' then I'd have (makes sucky breath through teeth) about 11p (wow!). I've never ordered a pair that either didn't fit me properly or that I didn't care for - until now.
You see here the second pair of Rocket Dog boots that I recently ordered. They looked much nicer in the website photos, despite being saddled with white laces (what was that designer thinking of using white ones?). Once they arrived I felt a few doubts and decided that purple laces would improve things. Being as I live in French backwater - where things like purple laces are deeemed too modern to be sold in the high street, I then had to trawl through ebay, select the pair, send my cheque off, wait for it to clear (no, I don't use French Paypal - it's rubbish) and for the supplier to send them on to me. Well, they arrived, got duly swapped with the white and I'm still not mad about them.
I usually go for a mid-calf boot, this is my first 'baseball' style and I think, even with the bright colours, that it is quite a butch look - and that is just not me. Despite living in trousers or jeans my look is quite a feminine one. Never mind, I've occasionally bought clothes that I wasn't too sure about at first and then they went on to be promoted in the French Fancy wardrobe league. Maybe this will happen with my purple splashy Rockets.
What one can learn from this is I guess that things are never going to be perfect all the time. Occasionally something will come along that looks bright and fine on the surface but underneath you know it is not really right for you. A lesson for life really.
Have you ever bought something online that you didn't like at first and which then grew to be something you really loved?