Las April I was in Hawaii with the rest of my family. We did our fair share of shopping while there and one of those stores was Ross Dress For Less. The store is much like the Canadian chain Winners. It has discontinued, incorrect or over stock clothing.
The best thing I found at this store was a pair of shoes, which I came to love. I have wide feet which makes finding shoes a challenge any day of the week. These shoes fit and not just fit nicely, they fit perfectly. They were a 12w and were so comfortable.
There was nothing wrong with the shoes, I later found out the reason they were there was because they had been discontinued. I wore them everyday, to work, biking, and on. I ended up wearing them out at a quick pace and by September, there wasn’t much shoe left.
At this pointed I wanted another pair, but wasn’t heading State side anytime soon, so I started looking online. Unfortunately I didn’t have any luck find a pair. The makers, Perry Ellis, no longer had a shoe section on their website, and eBay had nothing. I then went to a source that I was sure wouldn’t let me don’t, Zappos. Zappos being the famous online shoe store for being incredibly helpful and having a huge selection. I asked their Twitter Support for help finding the shoes, but still nothing. Even the folks that deal with shoes everyday couldn’t find me another pair of these shoes. Then there was Vegas.
Last October my mother took a trip to Las Vegas with her mother. Of course they did their share of shopping. Fast forward to Christmas Day, when I open a present from her with a pair of the shoes inside. I was ecstatic. Apparently she had gone to another Ross Dress For Less and happen to find the only Perry Ellis shoes in the store which happened to be my size, 12w.
I’m stoked that I have another pair and can’t wait to wear them. I currently where a similar shoe, but from Skechers, which still have a lot of life in them only having them for 2 month now. I imagine by spring it will be time to change shoes.