Buying a product that turns out to suck always, well, sucks. But what’s worse is buying something, loving it and then discovering that it’s a lemon.
This recently happened to me with a pair of just-bought “light” winter boots (I like to have a big, heavy pair for walking the dog/lots of snow and a lighter, shorter pair for say, shopping in).
I bought these boots on Saturday from B2 (Browns Shoes’ “younger” store). Made out of brown, guaranteed-to-be-waterproof leather with low, sturdy heels, they are exactly the practical, go-with-multiple-outfits boots I was looking. They are lined with fake fur so not only are they dry, they’re also super-comfortable and cozy (seriously, they feel like you’re wearing slippers).
All of the above combined with the facts that they were on sale (on for $119.98, down from an original price of $158.00) and available in my size should have been a sign that these boots were too good to be true.
I know this discoloration wasn’t on them when I bought them because I looked them over carefully in the store and then on Sunday, I took a picture of them for this blog. They were fine then but now they are not and I’m not really sure what to do about it.
The boots are made by Artica, Browns’ n-house brand and, according to the internet are model number 6331608.. I’m thinking I might send Browns an email, asking what’s up with the leather that these boots are made out of it.
Maybe it’s a known defect and I’ll get a new pair of boots. Or, more likely, I’ll get ignored. Either way, I’ll let you know.