So I ordered 2 pairs of heels online (free shipping both ways) to try for this wedding I am in on Friday. I received one pair first, and they seemed comfortable when I put them on, but I got this brilliant idea that I would wear them around the house for 10-15 minutes to see if they were still comfortable. So I wore them around while I was cooking dinner on the hardwood floor.
Fast forward, I got the other pair of shoes, like them a little better, and now I want to return this first pair. I go to box them up, and see that the bottoms are discolored/slightly scuffed! I panic and think, OMG they aren't going to accept them as a return...so I tried to clean one of them. Which made it worse (the liquid cleaner seeped into the leather sole, and now it is slightly darker than the rest of the sole). I then used a dry kitchen towel on the other one and got it better, but there is still a scratch on the leather...I mean it doesn't look like I wore them anywhere, but you can tell that someone has tried them on.
It isn't that I don't like this pair, it's that I don't need 2 pair of nude heels right now. H and I are trying to save more money, and buying heels isn't helping! Luckily they were a $150 pair of Ivanka Trumps marked down to $60 - but my worry is if I return then as is, they won't accept the return in the condition they are in (although I didn't actually wear them for more than 10-15 minutes, and not out of the house!). I'm worried I'll be out of the money AND the shoes, whereas if I just keep them, at least I'll have the shoes.
WWYD? Return them and hope they refund my money, or keep them?