I don't often buy shoes, but when I do I like to get good ones. I've found that Clarks shoe, although at little pricey, last far better than any other high street brand I've tried. The trip is to wait for a sale and then get them half price. Typicaly I pay around £40 for an £80 pair.
My current pair have lasted me somewhere between 3 or 4 years, but are looking quite tired now. The insoles are almost non-existant, which makes them quite uncomfortable to wear if walk any great distance. I can't really complain as I walk between 7 and 10 miles a day Monday to Friday. According to my pedometer that is. I feel I've had my moneys worth.
On Sunday I popped into Clarks as i noticed they were having a sale. They had the usual types of formal shoes I like, but none were quite right. However, they did have a very nice pair in a size 9 that I rather liked, but they were a but narrow and they had no 9 1/2's left. I was surprised to learn that i could order them in 9 1/2 and have them delivered direct to my door at no extra charge, while still paying the sale price. I was concerned there might be a problem if they didn't fit, but they told me to just bring them back. That's what I call service. Top marks Clarks. A lot of other retailers could learn a lot from them.
They arrived today and so far they're a great fit and I am a very satisfied customer. I think ill drop them an email to say thanks. 8-)
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