My Adventures Buying Walking Shoes Online


April 16, 2021

Here's the final update on purchasing shoes on the good old internet.

I purchased a total of four pairs of shoes and returned a total of three pairs of shoes keeping one pair as my final walking shoes.

So the inconvenience was not necessarily in purchasing the walking shoes, it was returning the walking shoes.

The best experience I had was with Amazon. There was no hassle, I would just click return in the return section, they would give me a return slip, they would deduct any small return fees, problem solved.

The other companies also had return options, but they were not as good as Amazon.

If I were to go back in time and do everything over again. I would purchase two pairs of shoes from Amazon, let's say a 9.5 US and 10 US, keep the shoe that fit the best, and then returned the other pair of shoes.

I would only do this method if I absolutely have to, and if I could afford it.

Amazon has the best purchase and returns policies for online shopping at this moment in time from my experience.

Despite measuring my foot with the best accuracy as I could, and following all the measuring charts on a variety of company websites. The bottom line is the best way to purchase hiking shoes or walking shoes is to go into the store and purchase them in person.

March 4, 2021

Hi All, today I got a pair of NORTIV 8 Men's Waterproof Hiking Boots shipped from I tried them on in the house and unfortunately, they were a little too wide. No big deal. The adventure continues buying walking shoes online.