Just a quickie today to update you on my Gabor boots story in my last post.
I popped into my local Gabor stockist,
Before leaving for the shop I chose to accessorise my outfit with a cheeseplant leaf. Then at the shop I slipped into a half size bigger boot, which felt fine and not too big at all.
(Spot the photobomber! Yes. His Royal Fluffiness decided to muscle in on some of Lady Leoprint's action.)
Unfortunately the shop's choices were limited, as I would expect for a shop on a small island with a small catchment area as they will be limited on how many styles they carry. So I couldn't find my boot.
But I sported my new Enfields for this little reccie, so snugly comfortable.
During the course of this little sagaette, I realised that Charles Chinkard doesn't offer free returns. I've never had to return Gabor boots before, so I hadn't spotted that. Pretty silly not to have done my research thoroughly before placing my bootsfest order, eh?
However, I found the Polyannas on the John Lewis site with free postage either side, ladies, so they're on the way but in a larger size. Debenhams offers the same terms and they've got a nice grey suede alternative. So a pretty happy bunny is typing this post today.
In the meantime, you lovely readers have fed me much important and interesting information. Janice tells me feet can ossify as we age and as a result, do get bigger. I've heard tales of backs of boot heels caving in when putting on boots, one particular foot not fitting into boots, and so on. And Audrey tells me that it is Gabor as she's been through the same thing and thought that she'd tried on two mismatched shoes, so differing were the fits.
Well, you've all been so helpful and enlightening, as ever, and it's good to hear that I'm not alone in these experiences.
It seems that I can't rely on boot sizing any longer. I can't rely on brands' consistency of sizing, even within a pair. And something weird is going on with the inner heels of boots.
Or perhaps it's my ossifying feet!
I thank you so much for being the helpful, sharing people you are.
And so the nubuck ankle boot replacement saga continues ...
And this saga continues too! Carvela have only gone and produced my dream boots in this punchy statement colour as well as grey and they're gone and lowered the price a tad too!
A la perchoine.