You guys! I found The best platform wedge sandals for this summer and they were such a steal on eBay. I’ve been having so much fun exploring eBay using current fashion trends as my inspiration. Over 80% of the items currently on eBay are brand new, which I didn’t realize. I’m so used to eBay being my go-to for selling and buying Lululemon. I was actually given a coupon to use for eBay (I briefly met with the eBay team at the blogger conference) but unfortunately, the coupon code didn’t’ work for me for some reason (maybe a Canadian thing?) so I just got these for full price, which was a huge steal anyways so I wasn’t mad. I also got a few other summer items that I’ll show you in another post soon.
I’ve been eyeing up all the popular platform wedge sandals that are trending right now but my feet are super fussy. I need leather soles and straps because otherwise, my feet blister pretty bad. Leather just molds to your feet and is breathable, which is essential for a summer shoe. I also can’t do a tall pitch if I plan on wearing them for any length of time. In order to do a wedge this tall, it pretty much has to be a platform. This is a 3 and 3/4″ heel, but because of the platform, it’s actually a bit less than a 2″ heel. Another thing I’m picky about is the ankle strap. Because I have short calves, I need the strap to sit on the top of my foot and then around to the back (the way these are). A strap that goes around my ankle really chops my leg proportions and makes me look really short. All of the sandals I have (flats and wedge) have this exact same strap design. Most of the platform cork wedge sandals out in stores right now have the ankle strap design.
These platform wedge sandals are incredibly comfortable and cushioned in the sole. I also love how soft the leather is on the straps. They are really tall so they are perfect for wearing with maxi dresses. I plan to wear mine with this Aritzia dress I got last summer in black and grey. Why did I pick Salvatore Ferragamo sandals? I think because the brand had a pretty good variety of wedge sandals during the time that these had gone on clearance so there is a good selection on eBay at great prices. The brand has a total 70’s vibe that I’m loving right now, and the quality is impeccable, and the designs are classic. Having looked at a ton of sandals, I prefer this 70’s glam vibe to the shipwrecked on the Maldives look.
My overall experience with this purchase was great. I ordered them from a newish seller (this one here) that has some inventory in a variety of Salvatore Ferragamo wedge sandals. I know that she got them from one of the Nordstrom Rack Clear The Rack events because I saw all of the shoes she has in stock had been on clearance at Nordstrom Rack, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus Last Call and this is how a lot of eBay resellers get their brand new inventory. They are in mint condition without a single scuff on the bottoms, and they arrived with their box (slightly beat up) and included the dust bag. These sandals retail for $650, and I purchased them for $119, which is cheaper than any shoe I can find at the mall.
I can’t recommend shopping this way enough. It’s fun to research high-end luxury brands and their past collections that have gone on clearance, and fully research purchases for great prices. During this search, I also found Chloe Multicolor sandals that I fell in love with, but just couldn’t find a great deal on them in my size. I have an alert set on them though so as they do pop up in my size, I can consider them if the timing and price is right.
What do you guys think? Do you venture outside of the Lululemon category for eBay purchases?
By the way, many of you ask me about these jeans all the time. I got them at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last year so they are not available online anymore but I did find one lone listing for them on eBay. They are called the AG The Legging Step Hem in ‘Beatnick’ if you want to hunt them down in another size. As y0u know, I love a splatter print so these are right up my alley. Here is the eBay link for them in size 29.