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3 tips for online shoe shopping

Buying shoes online, what should you pay attention to?

No matter how good the shoe is, every foot is unique! Buying new shoes is also a matter of feeling. And that is precisely the bottleneck: how would you do that when buying shoes online?

1 | Try your shoes on at home

We’ve said it before buying shoes remains a matter of feeling. Many web shops help you find the right size by offering size and conversion tables. While these can certainly be useful, they don't say much about a shoe's fit.

Shoes must be comfortable from the very first moment. Leather always stretches slightly, but never in the length of the shoe. So, make sure you choose the right size and that the shoes do not pinch or cause you pain. Lastly, we recommend trying on new shoes at the end of the afternoon. During the day, feet retain some moisture. But even then - if they are a bit swollen - your shoes should of course be comfortable.

It’s very common to buy shoes in different sizes, sometimes you need (half) a size larger or smaller, even if it’s from the same brand. The advantage of online shopping is that you often get the opportunity to try on the shoes at home, which brings us to point 2.

2 | view the exchange and return options 

Before buying something online, it is important to check what the return policy of a company is.  Can you return something? Do you get a refund? How many days do you have to return your purchases, and do you get your money back or a gift voucher? Do you pay for the shipping costs? These are all questions you should ask yourself before ordering shoes online. It will spare you some time in the future!

3 | Check whether the store also has physical points of sale

It can be a big advantage if a store also has physical points of sale. Are you really struggling online, or do you still need extra advice from a specialist? A visit to the store can help you further. You often have the option to return the shoes you bought online in-store. which is very easy and could save you some money! 

How does this work at wolkyshop?

When in doubt, you can always order multiple models or sizes at You can return the shoes that you do not want to keep, for free. That way you can still try out a shoe extensively. If you would like advice about the fit or making the right choice, you can always contact our customer service. Our colleagues are happy to help you and provide the right advice.

Do you need online advice about suitable shoes?
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