- Can Flip-Flops be "not suitable for purpose"?
I bought some for the holiday. Because of problems with my knee and ankle I finally bit the bullet and paid more than £5.99 (£45.00 to be precise 😳 ) so that I could get ones that suited the podiatrists recommendation
I wore them once indoors for a few minutes and they seemed fine so packed them for the holiday. First time I wore them in anger (short stroll to the shop and back again) I ended up with two big blisters on the skin between my big toe and the one next to it. Back to sandals for a week and then the cheap flip flops for the rest of the holiday.
On returning home I tried again and could almost immediately feel the strap rubbing. Looking at it it is quite a hard piece of ‘leather’ and I think this is causing the issue as my feet are used to fabric or that soft rubber stuff
Sadly I like the look of them and they are still in excellent condition, but I don’t think I can wear them and i certainly can’t afford to spend £45.00 on footwear that I can’t use
What is the hive minds opinion on this, could I return them because they ‘don’t work’?. I had problems returning some ‘lifetime guarantee’ saucepans that detached themselves from their handles to the same shop years ago so I would be interested to hear if people think I am within my rights before I head off
TIAPosted 5 years agobrooessMember
tbh if they rub so much that they blister you, they’re clearly not fit for purpose. But I can’t imagine the shop will accept that you couldn’t have known this until you’d worn them – and they’ll probably try the whole “we can’t re-sell them as they’ve been worn” angle.
I think Classifieds or Ebay may be your best friend here. Or plasters on your toes.Posted 5 years agoDracSubscriber
They do these forPosted 5 years ago
womenpeople with delicate tootsies.
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