January 16, 2007

Stupid Vincci Shoes

Vincci shoes are popular for a few things - they're cheap (well, relatively cheap, on par with other home brands such as Nose and Primavera), pretty ... and bloody uncomfortable. I have a LOT of shoes, and most of my Vinccis aren't exactly feet heaven. Look good, yes. Feel good, no.

I bought a pair of court shoes over the weekend, which I thought I'd wear to work. My Clarks' were looking worse for wear, so I thought I'd get something new. I saw this at Vincci.

Vincci shoes

Not too bad, right? The heels are only about an inch and a half, which is just nice. It was rather pricey though, RM70 for a pair. I thought I'd get half a size bigger, so that I can stretch it nicely.

Unfortunately, the damn pair of shoes totally pinched my wee toes within FIVE minutes of wear (okay, I didn't know that'd happen; I didn't test the shoes at the store for 5 minutes, for goodness' sake!), and I had to endure walking from the carpark to the office and back in pretty, but super painful shoes. Thank God, I don't have to wear that at the office (we have to change our shoes to ugly, but pretty comfy Bata ones). Or else I'd have a pool of blood in my shoes.

Damnit, that's RM70 I'd never see again. Reminder to self - pay through the nose for a good pair of Clark's or Hush Puppies, and that'd last you many years. Save Vincci for events which you don't have to walk or stand much.

I need to nurse the blisters on my wee toes now. Ouch!

PS: Don't ask me why I still buy shoes that are uncomfortable but pretty. They had me at pretty. That's all I'm sayin' ;)

27 comments:

Ana Maria said...

Hahahaha, great blog, nice post, sometimes that happends.

Tine said...

Ana Maria: Hi hi, thanks for dropping by ;) Yep, that's shoes, ain't it? :P

Fashionasia said...

for court shoes, vincci sucks...
actually, vincci sux....i never buy vincci anymore...the quality of the shoes/sandals are very lame..
I think the most comfy ones are from scholls, even some hush puppies can be uncomfy. But then comfy shoes doesnt exactly look fashionable la.....

Tine said...

Fashionasia: Yeah, I'd agree, Vincci's court shoes sucks big time. I had to pay RM70 to learn that lesson :(

I do wish Scholl would make prettier comfy shoes. I wouldn't mind paying for the comfort.

Paris Beaverbanks said...

Ooh I'm on a Vincci boycott too. All my shoes from there don't last. I didn't get any court shoes sandals. Look pretty, hell to walk in and they SQUEAK! Which reminds me, I still need to get a pair of black pumps - its crazy hard to find a decent looking comfy pair that fits my feet

Tine said...

Paris B: Everytime I tell myself I'm on a strike against Vincci, there's always just that ONE pair of shoes which attracts me. It's a vicious cycle, I tell you. WHY?? *fists in air*

Oooh I'd like meself a pair of nice black pumps too. I bought a pair of black suede 3-inch heeled open-toed stilettos from Primavera once, and that's the closest thing I have to a black pair of close-all shoes. Looks great, absolute hell to walk in :P

bc said...

Dun be so sure that hush puppies is comfortable.
I have this pair of court shoes fr hush puppies that is also very very very painful to my toes! SOme more it is not too pretty. Bought it thought that it will be comfy as it is hush puppies. Kena con... grrr....

Tine said...

BC: Wahh ... that's pretty chia lat. I guess it's common knowledge that Hush Puppies are comfy shoes. Still, there will be one or two which miss the comfy QC mark :P

tres said...

I've no idea why girls insist on buying a shitty pair of vincci. it's made of cheap material, it won't last and it's a bad fit.

save your money and get a pair of ferragamos or bally, or something really good and comfortable and quality

you only have 1 pair of feet. stop using shitty shoes

Tine said...

Tres: Stereotyped Asian mentality, I guess. I admit I'm one of them. Y'know, buy more for less? Many shoes better than just a pair? Better bargains, that sorta thing?

Wahh ... unfortunately, Ferragamo and Bally are way out of my league leh. But you're right, this is the last time I'm getting Vincci shoes. My poor feet's definitely suffered enough.

Ophelyatie said...

It is true. I bought a pair of simple pink sandal. Look so nice and comfortable. But after 1/2 hour, I realised it is so hard and it hurt. Now, I prefer primavera. Long last and comfortable as well.

kamalayaan said...

Sorry to hear that your feet suffered from Vincci shoes. Well,i didnt get the same experience, i love Vincci shoes, ive got 6 pairs and they're all lovely and comfy. I've got 2 pairs of 4" and they are very comfy and fasionable. I've got high heeled sandals, flats, pumps and i so love all of them... By the way, Vincci shoes in Manila cost somewhere around 40 - 50 USD... not 70RM :)

nai said...

How about NOSE

Elyana said...

yep...vincci's shoes do 'pinch' the toes...sometimes...i feel like my toes are flat!!@heaven sake!.
n not bcoz of the price...i won't even go inside the shop!

pado said...

Dear tine.....thanks for the share about vincci, you know.... buying shoes just likek you looking for your soulmate. Yesterday I almost bought 1 beautiful vincci which just upcoming model. Honestly they looks so...beautiful, looks so sexy when you wore it, but....I have no chemistry with those shoes.
Still then I move to charles store and bought one.
so...perhaps better we copy the pic of vnc and just bring it to perbanas with cheaper price isn't it? of dou you have any suggested of place for custom shoes?
Thanks
Pado

tinkerbell822 said...

lolo..how funny are you girls!! but very informative. On second thoughts, i decided to not to go ahead with my plan now. I was back in JB in August and bought only 3 pairs of Vincci shoes ( compared to 11 the previous time - must admit they were quite comfortable 3 years back ! ) Them 3 pairs are half a size bigger than my usual size - god knows why i boudght them bigger !! and now they are so lose i looked as though i was kick in the butt when walking in them as they are too loose. I decided to do a search on Google and hopefully i could find their website and ordered a few more pairs but thanks to all of you girls i think not now !! thanksX

RosePetal said...

Try stuffing wet newspaper for a day in your new court shoes and do apply some lotion on the inner surface of the shoes:) it really helps.I admit vincci courts sucks.Nice outfit,pretty(vincci court shoes)and walk like a "duck".Nevertheless,I'm still a vincci lover(1pair each month)and of cos i'll get more pairs if its during sales..I mean, who can resist the temptations of 'shoes'.Right girls????...

Anonymous said...

As for me..Vincci is more comfortable than Charles and Keith...

Anonymous said...

hi! im new here, we just migrated from the Philippines. Im just wondering, is this Vincci the same as VNC (the one that we have in the philippines?) thanks! -andrea

Anonymous said...

hey anonymous! yeah it's the same, VNC and Vincci.

Tine i have to disagree. i have a lot of high heels shoes & flats from VNC and they're all comfy and very stylish.

I think whatever brand it may be, it doesn't guarantee comfort ALL THE TIME.

i must agree to one of the comments here, finding that perfect pair is like searching for your soulmate. Your Feet's SOLE MATE. :D

Anonymous said...

shoes, shoes, shoes, every girl's favourite. but, finding a decent pair is difficult. being both comfy n fashionable, i think we ask for too much sometimes. however, vincci shoes aren't as bad as is said above. i own several pairs myself, i think it all comes down to how you choose your shoes, be aware of your feet when you try them on, don't keep looking at the mirror. feel your feet instead. know your pressure points, learn from your mistakes of buying uncomfy shoes. i learned it that way too. i believe every girl would have at least come to buy 1 pair of uncomfy, pain in the pocket shoes. haha. hope this helps, don't just blame the brand.

Anonymous said...

Shoes, shoes, shoes.I like 2 collect shoes, but... seldom wear it!! Have 2 collect the shoes different from others.

Anonymous said...

Shall VINCCI/VNC compare with others brand of shoes?? It will be fascinating.>>>>

Anonymous said...

Haiya wat do u guys expect,,made in china..where got quality product from there, i tell u.. by the way ho, i worked in vincci b4 thats where i learn about all this thing since i.m heels addicted..want latest,sophisicated, blax2, etc, buy jimmy choo or gucci lor... baru takde kaki sakit.. pay so cheap wants good quality ahh..haiya malaysian... by the way, i'm anna

Anonymous said...

well girls, i'm a big fan of vincci's. i find te shoes are stylish, trendy n te only comfortable ones among all those brands mentioned. well u did admit tat te rest of te vincci's u had were comfortable except for te recent one. every single brand has te same problem, it depends more to te shoe pattern or design than te brand, so y critisize te whole brand for a shoe's flaw!

Anonymous said...

omg who are u ppl....dissing vincci like that....if this was america i wud sue u ppl....actually i wouldnt...i only go to kl to buy vincci.....you ppl....well u just didnt go thru the truble to luk for the comfy 1s....i am so with u the last person who commented
who ppl are crazy if u ask me!!!!!

Anonymous said...

omg who are u ppl....dissing vincci like that....if this was america i wud sue u ppl....actually i wouldnt...i only go to kl to buy vincci.....you ppl....well u just didnt go thru the truble to luk for the comfy 1s....i am so with u the last person who commented
who ppl are crazy if u ask me!!!!!