Free shoes aren't always the best

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Remember these pumps?? Well, they're already falling apart. :(:(:(:(:(:( It's probably my fault but probably not as they are made of synthetic upper, whatever that means.. The seams are ripping apart and this was just after two weeks!! I was going to return them after I complained/whined/cried to Melissa about it but then I couldn't find the receipt!!! :(:(:(:(:( (Now see why there are so many sad faces in this post??) But my husband came to the rescue and he super glued it for me. STILL. It sucks.


You know what else??? It is all scuffed up and there are dents and scratches all over it. Okay... That may be my fault.....FROM WALKING?!? AND!!! The heel tips just popped right off one day while I was walking down the stairs. Seriously, DO NOT BUY THESE unless you like burning money. I think it would be more fun to burn money than to buy these pumps.

Rant. over.

So...does anyone have any tips for the scuffs and scratches?? :(

27 comments :

  1. That stinks!  I hate to see shoes die.

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  2. UGH, I hate it when that happens! I've been trying to not buy cheapo shoes anymore because of this. Sometimes quality is better than quantity. Well not "sometimes" I mean "most of the time".  Hope you can soon replace these with an awesome, quality pair!

      Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  3. Bummer! Take them to the cobbler if you really love them. Seems like I have to do that quite often.

    -Lyndsay
    http://craftanista.blogspot.com/
    http://www.etsy.com/people/lsenerch?ref=si_pr

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  4. ugh what a bummer!! that is sad. can it be fixed?

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  5. You should write a product review on JCPenny's website, so no one else buys them.

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  6. You could try using a Magic Eraser to buff out the scuffs and such, because they are synthetic (read: plastic) you don't really have the option of a proper shoe shine. As for the rest of the issues, you could see if a cobbler could fix them, although, if this is going to be a continual problem it may not be worth the cost to have them constantly fixed and re-fixed.

    The lesson here is that free shoes (or inexpensive shoes) are rarely worth it if they aren't quality. ;-/

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  7. for the scuffs try windex, nail polish remover with a q-tip or a Mr. Clean magic eraser with a little water (gentely) as it could scratch them a bit. In my experience the nail polish remover has worked the best!! Good luck!!

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  8. Rubbing alcohol helps with the scuffs and scratches. :-D

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  9. you could try armor all--as long as they aren't patent leather....

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  10. Thanks! I'll have to try it! :D

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  11. Perfect! I have the magic eraser. And exactly... Shoes is where I'll usually splurge but sometimes you can't resist FREE. :/

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  12. gahhhhh i hate when that happens to shoes. :( :( I seem to tear up my shoes so quickly too. :( x

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  13. They're "Call it Spring" from Aldo but I got them at JCPenney.

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  14. Booooo. Nobody understands how traumatic it is when a shoe rips like that. It happened to my favorite pair of pumps a few months ago, and I STILL haven't been able to throw away the carcass. I may have a problem...

    At least this is good excuse to go shopping! :)

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  15. Oh no!!! I loved seeing these pumps so much in your outfit posts :( I don't really know what you can do. Maybe you can find a shoe polish in that color? 

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  16. Wow, that stinks! I have some favorite boots that separated at a seem. We super-glued them as well and they have held up. Not sure what to do about the scuff marks.

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  17. my nude heels got horrible scuff marks and dents and scratches all over them in just a few weeks. I got them for a wedding so spent some more on them than I normally would and now they are all messed up. sooooo maaaadddd! 

    so if you get any tips about scuffs and scratches please share :)

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  18. If you bring them back to JCPenny, they'll likely give you store credit. And if the pumps aren't on sale yet, you could get your full value on that card. Usually places like JCP are pretty good to their customers.

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  19. For scuffes on man-made upper - you can get a Mr. Clean Eraser -- it will take the scuffs right off. Get the eraser wet and rub it along the scuffs. Boom, looks like new. Though, the magic eraser is not good enough to help with the tear! Bummer! 

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  20. That is really disappointing. Definitely invest in Method Leather cleaning wipes for cleaning and scuffs, and find a shoe repair person-they are a godsend! I have reinforced the toe on so many of my shoes and given them new life. Big money saver!

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  21. Oh dear...I hate when stuff like that happens...UGH!!! Sadly I have no tips :/
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  22. OH NOES!! those are my fave shoes of yours. that is so sad that you pay money for something for it to break. :(

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  23. I've had the same heartbreak over synthetic shoes I've loved but then they fall apart too quickly... I've vowed to only buy real leather shoes but I'm finding it hard to a) find real leather shoes b) not buy shoes I fall in love with but are synthetic.

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  24. I'm definitely keeping the tips about rubbing alcohol and magic erasers in mind... I have a pair of red patent Aldos I need to bring up from my basement!

    When my non=patent synthetic shoes get scuffed, I find nail polish in the same color to paint over the scuff. Works pretty well.

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