Darn you instant gratification! Of course then Bing decided to cancel my cashback afterwards because apparently I had "acquired the goods for resale or other business purposes." I'm trying to reason with them now that I'm REALLY not a shoe retailer... just a girl who likes to order lots of things to try! Especially when there's free return shipping!
Anyway, I honestly didn't even get that many shoes, just many styles of the same type of shoe. I've been wanting a pair of those T-strap sandals that sorta look like slightly fancier flip-flops because, well, I wanted a more fancy alternative to my usual flip-flops! Most of the ones I ordered didn't work out, but these are my top 3 contenders, in order of increasing fanciness:
#1: Clarks Salon Bliss in Cork, size 5 ($14):
These have the best fit and feel amazing on. They're sooo comfortable as if I'm not even wearing shoes, but with padded insoles so I don't feel the every crack in the ground I'm walking on.
The pics don't really do them justice, they look a lot better in natural lighting since the strap color is almost nude and doesn't visually break up the foot. And again, they feel soo comfortable... and I'm really glad I rounded down to size 5 instead of 6 because they fit perfectly. I'm a sucker for affordable comfortable shoes, so I'm definitely keeping this pair!
#2: Carlos Santana Boardwalk in Camel, size 5.5 ($16):
Who knew Carlos Santana makes shoes? I certainly didn't! As you can probably tell by now, I was looking for a neutral-colored pair. I did order a few in fun bright colors but they either didn't fit or were really uncomfortable, so I didn't bother taking pics of those.
I think these photograph the best, but the fit was the worst out of the three. The smallest size they have is 5.5 which is still slightly too big, and the shoes flop around a bit on my feet. The material is also very stiff and feels cheap, and the straps are flimsy and feel like they could break pretty easily. I'm probably going to return this pair.
#3: Tommy Hilfiger Amelia in Bronze, size 5.5 ($18-21):
I didn't really think I'd like these, but when I put them on I kinda do! The embellishment at the top gives them that extra little something, and they make me feel a little fancier when I wear them.
Again, pics probably don't do them justice. Although they're not as super comfortable as the first Clarks pair, the fit is pretty good and they feel secure on. The material and construction also feels solid. They come in a bunch of other colors and since the bronze is so similar to the first pair that I'm keeping, I'm thinking about getting this one in either white or black for variety:
Now if Bing would just give me back my cashback... I'd hate to see them to go out with a bad taste since I'd always been a fan of the program (especially of their long-standing 25% cashback from BR/Gap/ON/Piperlime!).