|Women's Lace-Up Flats Flat Heel Sneaker|
I am tempted by the well-placed Pinterest ads for just what you cannot live without. Months ago I was burned getting a pair of sneakers from China that were cute but of inferior quality. Thus I have become cautious. It is not that I have given up on direct sales/imports from China products, however, I study the pricing and shipping carefully. If I do succumb to the temptation, then for safety (credit card), I use PayPal knowing there is some delivery backup as well.
Two recent purchases:
AMAZON so wish I had waited. FYI - it has a 47% one star rating on Amazon.
My other purchase was the above "Lace-up-Flats-Heel-Sheakers"; three contradictions on one description. They are basic "Converse" looking sneakers with a platform. Platform sneakers are all the rage now among teen girls. I think they look cute with jeans.
They were a perfect fit with no points of rubbing and they do flex. Several platform sneakers I have purchased previously are like walking on 2x6 boards attached to your feet with duct-tape; no flax at all. Thus very quickly rub up a blister on your heel as it slides up and down as you walk.
These are great, have a little extra width, height and the lace-up part works with my high instep. Just add denim.
So one out of three direct/sales/import China products one worked. The only negative to the sneakers is the delivery time. It took nearly four weeks. When I finally was able to decode the tracking number, I could see that my shoes traveled to more US cities than I have in the last 24 months. This after entering US air space.
Bottom line - they are cute and provide a slight feminine differential. Being the sucker I am for cute shoes, I have ordered a second pair. Maybe a third in pink?