I have a pretty small shoe size. And apparently many designers and stores don't feel that it is worth making or carrying shoes in a size 5 or 5.5 because many times when I see a pair of shoes that I like they don't start until size 6. Ugh! Many times I'll go into a store and keep picking up shoes and putting them down. I'm sure the employees think it's because of the price but mostly its because they usually put the smallest size out and there are none in my size!
And I know there are plenty of people who have this same size because you keep buying my shoes!
So it's really hard to find shoes in my size. Not that you would believe it by looking in my closet. Maybe its all a part of nature's system of checks and balances and what keeps me to a tolerable level. My only justification is that when I see a pair of shoes I like/want and it's in my size, I get it. I also admit I'm a little compulsive... and stubborn. I just can't believe I can't get what I want and can't find those shoes somewhere. When I can't just jump online and get them, I have to go on the hunt.
Take these Nine West Harmon platforms in nude patent.
I spied these in Lucky's (If I remember correctly). When I first saw them they weren't available. Then I went right to the Nine West site. No luck. They had them but starting at size 6, which is actually unusual because they often carry 5s. So I called customer service. I was told they actually would not be making these shoes in my size. What the heck! Nothing online, nothing in their stores, nothing in a Macy's etc.
Finally, I went to my fallback - Zappos.com, of course. Now remember, Nine West themselves, told me they were absolutely not making this shoe in smaller than a size 6. Guess what I found on Zappos?
That's right, those babies right there...in my size. Ha! I win!
Another search went on for the red Pedro Garcia's I showed in my outfit of the day. Saw them on Shoewawa (my crack), couldn't find them online. I actually emailed the corporate buyer (in Spain) and they pointed me to a store in Texas that had them. Whoo hoo! These beauties are worth a little effort, don't you think?
Now, my friends sometimes overhear these "research" efforts and think I'm nuts. But, the moral is: never take "No" for an answer. Those perfect shoes are out there somewhere... probably...unless I got to them first.