Clarks Stands Behind And Replaces Leaky Shoes

Clarks Stands Behind And Replaces Leaky Shoes

Keeping your feet dry is sort of a key feature of shoes, so Justin was disappointed when the sole of his Clarks boots cracked and leaked whenever he wore the boots in the rain. He contacted the company and learned that their shoe soles have a five-year warranty, and mailed out his broken shoes and had a replacement pair within just a few weeks. Hooray! [More]

Store Charges $20 Fee If You Try But Don't Buy Its Shoes

Store Charges $20 Fee If You Try But Don't Buy Its Shoes

Jay says he’s stumbled upon a ludicrous fee at a dance-focused shop. If you try on a pair of shoes but decide not to buy them, you owe the store $20. [More]

Go Hiking In Style With These Teva Stiletto Heels

Go Hiking In Style With These Teva Stiletto Heels

Teva sandals are no longer for granola-crunching outdoors types. Now the fashion-conscious adventurer can go straight from the rugged rocks to the black-tie fundraiser without missing a beat. [More]

Converse Outlet Slashes Shoes Cost By Whole Penny After Raising MSRP By $5

Converse Outlet Slashes Shoes Cost By Whole Penny After Raising MSRP By $5

New York lawyer Eric spotted a pathetic attempt by a Maryland Converse outlet store to pretend that it was offering a discount on this pair of shoes. One sticker slashes the dubious MSRP by a penny, from $30 to $29.99, but another sticker reveals that the original price was $25. [More]

Man Convinces JCPenney To Honor Online Price

Man Convinces JCPenney To Honor Online Price

Gerry and his wife tried to buy a pair of sneakers that the JCPenney website had listed on sale. While other products were marked “online only,” this particular pair of sneakers was marked “also in stores,” so the couple assumed that the price would be the same. Naturally, the store’s employees refused to see the logic of this argument. [More]

High Heels Can Mess Up Your Calf Muscles And Tendons

High Heels Can Mess Up Your Calf Muscles And Tendons

Do high heels hurt your feet and legs — even after you’ve taken them off? A new study says that women who wore high heels daily for years had “shorter calf muscles and stiffer, thicker Achilles tendons than women who favored flats,” says NPR’s health blog. Ew! [More]

What Do $155K Shoes Look Like? Kinda Like $15 Stripper Heels

What Do $155K Shoes Look Like? Kinda Like $15 Stripper Heels

When Paul Simon sang “She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes,” we don’t think he was daring anyone to actually make said shoes. But jeweler House of Borgezie has gotten pretty close, slapping over 2,000 diamonds on a pair of stiletto heels and charging $155,000 a pair. [More]

Large-Footed Man Upset That Target Stopped Selling Size 13 Shoes

Large-Footed Man Upset That Target Stopped Selling Size 13 Shoes

According to reader Dave, Target has stopped carrying size 13 men’s shoes. This makes Dave sad. 13 doesn’t seem really crazy-insane large to us, but apparently Target isn’t selling enough of them. If you want big shoes, you have to order them online. [More]

Adidas Launches Shoes That Double As Game Controllers

Adidas Launches Shoes That Double As Game Controllers

I’ve been thinking lately that my sneakers are too stupid. They don’t do anything, at least not anything video game related, which is where it matters. Adidas has recognized this problem and has announced a new “augmented reality” sneaker that you have to hold in front of your webcam in order to play special online games. [More]

Fluevog Offers Great Service, Free Slightly Scuffed Shoes

Fluevog Offers Great Service, Free Slightly Scuffed Shoes

People seem to either love or hate the odd designs of Fluevog shoes, but on a visit to one of their retail stores, Lee learned that the company’s retail customer service went well above and beyond to make a customer with a problem happy. [More]

Lady Foot Locker Wouldn't Let Me Keep My Receipt After A Return

Lady Foot Locker Wouldn't Let Me Keep My Receipt After A Return

Michael says Lady Foot Locker wouldn’t let him keep his receipt after he returned an item, and that this wasn’t the first time. He writes: [More]

Converse All-Star Cutbacks Leave Reader Shoeless And Sad

Converse All-Star Cutbacks Leave Reader Shoeless And Sad

Gather ’round, Consumerists, for a tale of footwear-related woe that not even Zappos can fix. No. NOT EVEN ZAPPOS.

Everything Retailer Amazon Buys Shoe Retailer Zappos

Everything Retailer Amazon Buys Shoe Retailer Zappos

Amazon has purchased Zappos for $807 million. Reaction around Consumerist’s (virtual) newsroom: “Oh, no.” Then we started locking up our shoes in case our right to own them is revoked. No, no, we kid. Maybe.

Reader's Impact Gel Insoles Could Have Walked To His House By Now

Reader's Impact Gel Insoles Could Have Walked To His House By Now

Why is Adam smashing his hand with this hammer? To show you the frustration he feels because the Impact Gel insoles he ordered over three months ago—and which shipped out over a month ago—haven’t arrived yet.

Ugly Shoes As Economic Indicator: Crocs In Trouble

Ugly Shoes As Economic Indicator: Crocs In Trouble

Here’s the problem with Crocs. You either love them or you can’t stand them. You make fun of them mercilessly, or you can’t imagine a more comfortable shoe. What’s problematic for the company that makes Crocs is that they don’t really wear out…and who needs multiple pair of glorified garden clogs in a recession?

Repair Your Tattered Rags With Office Supplies!

Repair Your Tattered Rags With Office Supplies!

Wise Bread tells us that office supplies can quickly and easily help patch-up ailing garments. In a hurry, staples can save skirts and cardigans by holding together fragile hems and clasps. Markers can even be tasked to help clear scuff marks from leather shoes. Still, it never hurts to stash an extra set of shoes and accessories in the office, just in case your repair calls for more than just office supplies. How do you fix your clothes in a pinch? Share your secrets in the comments.

Sports Authority Is Selling An Extended Warranty For Shoes

Sports Authority Is Selling An Extended Warranty For Shoes

Sports Authority is pushing a new “Extended Coverage Plan” for footwear that runs for one year after Sports Authority’s 30-day warranty expires. The extended warranty, which costs between $4.99 and $15.99, supposedly even covers normal wear and tear. So how is this profitable?

Steve Madden Backorders Wrong Shoes, Throws Them In A Bag

Steve Madden Backorders Wrong Shoes, Throws Them In A Bag

Cora just wanted to order eight pair of identical shoes from Steve Madden for her wedding. Unfortunately, she made the mistake of ordering those shoes directly from the company. Half of the shoes were on backorder. Upon receiving the shoes and discovering that they wouldn’t fit the respective bridesmaids they were ordered for, Cora learned that Steve Madden would charge a $7 restocking fee per pair.