Believe it or not, I lost my running shoes.Â I am not sure where I misplaced it.Â I must have thrown it to the garbage bin because when I go to the gym, I wrap it in plastic.Â I must have thought it was trash and threw it away @[email protected]Â Anyway, it almost hindered me from achieving my goal â€“ to finally get a gym membership.Â I mean, how can you go to the gym without shoes?
Vince and I went to Vivere Salon in Robinsonâ€™s Place Ermita and while he was still getting his hair cut, I roamed around looking for shoes.Â I got so excited of finally going to the gym and I bought these shoes even if it is a bit out of my budget.Â I am not entirely sure, but they seem to sell shoes at the department store more cheaper than the one in a boutique.Â I went to one and compared the prices, the boutique was selling it at Php 5,000 ++ while I bought this for only P 4,300.Â It still supposedly is out of my budget but since I donâ€™t want to have any excuse not to go to the gym and since I need a good shoes for training (running and gym) I decided to buy it in a snap!
The shoes are meant for training.Â They shaped the foot sole to have diamond clusters for flexibility and adaptability to whatever activity I am conducting.Â You can also plug in your Nike Plus if you have one and since I donâ€™t have one, I am planning to buy I also have an iPod nano that supports Nike Plus with that application on the net so that definitely is on my to-buy list.
Here are the pictures of my unboxing Oh, donâ€™t mind the bunnyâ€¦ He was just trying to cam-whore with me.Â He was hopping around while I was taking shots of me wearing the shoes so yeahâ€¦ Itâ€™s nice to have some cute bunny as an accessory
So, I was editing these photos when I noticed something:
I was likeâ€¦ waitâ€¦ does that number â€œ5â€ mean itâ€™s a size 5???
I donâ€™t really know how they put those sizes on the boxes and what not but I was pretty sure I was a size 6!Â Â Actually, 5 and a half to be exact, but I usually get the size 6. That explained why the shoes were a little bit uncomfortable.Â I was so FRAZZLED then because I asked the sales clerk a thousand times if they were size 6 because it was a little bit tight on my feet!Â I swear I remembered the sales clerk looking at the box to check and looked at me straight and said â€œyes maam, size 6 po itoâ€ try no nalang ulit ito.
I tried it again, it fit just right like exactly right â€“ no allowance or what not!
So I asked for him to give me a size 7 because I though, if size 6 for Nike is a bit small for me, then I must try the size 7!Â And so I did, but guess what â€“ size 7 was too big for me!!! and so, I asked again â€œSir, are you sure this is a size 6?â€ â€“ â€œYes maam, size 6 po.Â Luluwag pa naman po yan mam.â€
I am really sure I was size 6 and when he said it was, I believed himâ€¦ I mean I did not expect him to lie or what not!Â And so, I paid for it ~_~â€™ yadda yadda yaddaâ€¦
I was so erratic because it was such an inconvenience!Â I had to go back again to the store and have it exchanged!Â And you know how much of a pain in the ass it is here in the Philippines to exchange stuff.Â But still, I know that wearing the wrong size could harm me so I drove all the way againâ€¦
The sales clerk who sold me the shoes wasnâ€™t there.Â Instead, other sales guys from Nike were there.Â They confirmed â€“ it is a size 5! @[email protected] I told them what happened and they were so apologetic.Â I know it wasnâ€™t their fault so I didnâ€™t give them any attitude.Â I was just happy that I could return it â€“ thank GOODness!Â Turns out, they didnâ€™t have any stock of size 6 anymore!Â I was a bit furious and I said â€œBakit naman magsisinungaling yon sa akin?â€ (Why would he lie about the shoe size?)Â I was a bit pissed because I wanted that design so bad but I canâ€™t wear a size 5 nor a 7â€¦ and they didnâ€™t refund neither.Â I donâ€™t know if you can actually do â€“ well there was a little bit of â€œfraudâ€ there right?Â I was fooled!Â Therefore, the contract of sale is supposedly did not happen â€¦ but I was at fault to because one condition for the contract to be null is that the other party (me) exercised due diligence to make sure the sale was legit.Â I didnâ€™t check for myself what size it was!
(sorry about that, the accountant in me is coming outâ€¦ we studied some law units and contracts are included)
anyway, I had to exchange it with another item.Â I didnâ€™t mind.Â I just want my shoes. I really liked the design of this one, but I like the design of the new shoes I bought too!Â I liked it more because I like the contrast of colors and it had a little bit of platform base (about half an inch) that would make me look taller It was more expensive than this one too *haiz* so I had to make extra payment
That will be my next blog post so check it out again
So guys, remember to check the size of the shoes yourselves!Â Check both shoes you donâ€™t want the other to be smaller or bigger than the other one, do you?