Sent from reader, Holly:
I went to a mall the other day to look for a new pair of shoes for myself. I went to different stores but all the nice ones of my size were gone from the clearance rack, so I had to find a budget friendly pair from the regular priced section.
As I was looking through the store, I found that some big girls’ and women’s shoe designs are the same or very similar and that girls’ are cheaper while looking the same!! As a savings lover, I had to try on the girls’ shoes and… ta-da!! They fit!! After finding that out, I went home and started visiting different online stores and found many girls’ shoes that are as nice as adults’ for cheaper.
I went to the Payless online store and ordered women’s size 7 in brown and girls’ size 5 in black… and look, they fit the same!! I don’t see any difference in width either. At the time of my purchase, the kids pair was $11.99 while the adult pair was $15.99!!
As a tip, girls’ (make sure to look for “Big Girls” or “Youth”) and women’s shoes are 2 sizes different on average. For example, I’m size 7 in adult size so I would be 5 in kids. Of course every brand of shoes fits differently so I would strongly suggest going to the physical store and trying on the different pairs from different brands and possibly make a sizing list before going online. I hope this will help Hip2Save readers save money.
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