Why I hate online shopping.....

Discussion in 'Australia' started by richo360, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    Online shopping as a woman is just as frustrating. I have to try on my gear in person unless it's a brand I know and have purchased before. *sigh* I'm also such a fat ass that I have to wear men's gear and it doesn't always fit my front bumpers. :baldy
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  2. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Had a chat to Advmoto this morning, all good, they'll exchange and cover post. Great service, can't fault them.

    Still, I'll always have a preference to try ( on) before I buy .

    And Cootz, there's probably a few blokes on here that experience similar issues fitting their moobs into their jackets too lol
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    :lol3


    Well I'm partial to rev'it for whatever that's worth. Spacious enough for front bumpers.
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  4. Warin

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    I am a UK size 8 foot. Both feet actually. Professionally measured and fitted by custom boot makers (2 off) in the UK.
    I can buy off ebay UK stores a size 8 .. and they actually fit!

    Buy from USA their equivalent of a UK size 8 and they are too narrow.
    Buy in Oz their equivalent of a UK size 8 and they are too narrow.
    Have to go up at least one size. :dirtdog They do get a bit long. :devildog

    So .. who are all these people with narrow feet? And why should me and my feet suffer from it?
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  5. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    I cant remember the last time i fitted into an XL anything, except for KLIM
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  7. Sfcootz

    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    I also have wide feet. Chippewa boots work nicely for a leather boots since they offer varying widths.

    I'm also partial to my alpinestar toucan boots, again, because of my wide feet and big calves.
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  8. Warin

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    My feet are not 'wide'. They are standard sized UK 8. Standard. Not wide. Not narrow. Standard.

    Labeling a shoe UK size 8 and them not fitting my feet, not even coming close, is false labeling.
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    Sfcootz Proud to be a 0.6106142755%er Super Moderator

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    Ah, my bad. When you said they were too narrow I thought perhaps you had wide tootsies.

    Carry on.
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  10. Warin

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    No, shoes sold in OZ and USA are too narrow for there labeled sizes.
    Maybe it is a manifestation of the 'shrinking cupboard' ... but now prevalent in OZ/US shoe dispatch trucks to shrink the width of shoes? Fortunately the dispatch of UK shoes does not take place using these trucks.
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  11. Redback

    Redback Average aussie bloke

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    That's strange becauce UK-8 is the Aussie size, now US-8 on the other hand is actually UK-7.

    So this is how boot sizing goes

    UK-8/AUST-8 = US-9 and in metric it is EURO 42.

    How do I know this; because I'm a storeman and I give out boots every day.
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  12. Warin

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    The shoes I try on at Ozie size 8 are too narrow. They are not standard UK size 8 due to there width. The length might be fine .. but there is more to the size 8 than just the length of the thing.
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    Hoop Snake Been here awhile

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    So just out of interest, what makes the UK sizing the world authority on shoe sizing? Could it be that Aus/ US are right and the UK size is too wide?
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    Shoe sizes are all over the shop these days. A lot of this has to do with Chinese manufacturing. I have always been a 10.1/2 Au or 11.1/2D U.S. The only way those sizes actually fit me is if it's a U.S. made boot like Justin, Chippewa, Red Wing. which I can confidently order online. Or Rossi or a Chinese made Blundstone. Everything else I have to ty on and can vary anything up to an AU13.
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  15. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    I don't mind buying Wine online , it's not like they give you a taste test in the Bottlo each time I buy a bottle .




    Continue whining .
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  16. Redback

    Redback Average aussie bloke

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    UK sizing is used in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, the rest of the world uses Euro sizing or metric sizing, US sizing is different again and is usually one number higher, I would imagine that the boot sizing on the boots that Warin, has purchased are in US sizes.

    For a wider style of boot the common practice was, half sizes where wider, but I don't think this method is used any more.

    But to answer your question, UK sizing was the standard for boot sizing in the Commonwealth, there are only a few Aussie boot makers left. Blundstone(women's only) Redback and I think Rossi, even RM Williams are now made offshore.
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    Generally a euro 42 fits me, but i do like a wider fitting so sometimes a uk 8 and a half works better, then again it all depends on the last, and they wear over time. Clothing, footwear, and gloves are very personal. I have the most difficulty with gloves, some fit some don't. I probably have weird hands...
    So in that I like to try before buy, and if the shop has 'my' size I buy it from them rather than look online for that product for a cheaper price...

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    As a young fella at Christmas time we would go to Sydney, and while doing the shopping thing we would go to DJ's and get new school shoes. They had some mad foot measuring tools back in the day, and they were the shoes for the next year, I was EE back then. Wide.

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  19. Redback

    Redback Average aussie bloke

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    Gloves are a pain for me too, so far the best gloves I've found I love but I can't find the company I got them from:dirtdog
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    Bugger. I had some fox gloves that were perfect, when I went to buy another pair they had changed the design and didn't fit me at all.

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