I am absolutely obsessed with Kate Middleton, as well as the bump who will be Queen. In the mean time, I always read blogs about her fashions (What Kate Wore) and how to replicate her looks (Repli-Kate). I have been on the hunt for her amazing LK Bennet Sledge pumps in nude.
Imagine my excitement when I saw a pair for $70 at Nordstrom Rack! Miraculously, they were in my size and were at SUCH a great deal. It was meant to be. I was about to fork over my credit card with no guilt at all.
And then my heart sank. I flipped the shoe over and in teensy tiny print underneath the price read the words, “Resoled and refinished”. I almost bought refurbished shoes! I immediately ran through some pros and cons in my head.
Pros: They were used, but someone had professionally repaired them. If I had found them in a consignment store, they would be much more expensive and possibly in worse condition.
Cons: They are repaired but what if that alters the fit and comfort? The store also tried to pass it off as a new pair, so what else could they be hiding with these shoes?
I ended up not getting the shoes because the more I tried it on, the more I realized that I was jamming my foot uncomfortably in there. It was a great deal, but not for a pair of shoes that barely fit.