Oh you guys. I had such incredibly high hopes for the TOMS wedges I got for my birthday. So cute! So cheerful! Perfect for summer! I'd seen them in person a few times and could not get over how adorable they looked on everyone. I'm a size 8.5 and all my other TOMS (I have three other pairs!) are in that size, even the glitters, which people say to order a half size up. I ordered the wedges off the website, which totally breaks my rule of never buying anything unless I can try it on first, and proceeded to wait by the mailbox.
And then? Holy CRAP did they hurt. Searing, unbearable pain in the toes. The length of the shoe was fine. The heels were fine. It was the seam that goes right across the peep toe that was making me hate life! I polled Twitter and everyone assured me they'd probably loosen up. So I wore them out with Band-Aids layered underneath and hoped for stretching.
I wore them again for about 20 minutes to my sister's pre-wedding barbeque last weekend and I looked down to find that my big toe was turning purple. I promptly switched them out for my trusty, comfy cowboy boots and decided to give them to my sister (who wears a size 8 and proclaimed them "so comfy!" Ugh. How irritating). I guess I could order them in a size 9, however I'm worried that they'll be too long. Any way you slice it, I'm depressed! I wore them outside so I'm pretty sure I can't exchange them.
Tell me, have you bought TOMS wedges in your size and had this issue? Did going up a half size help or was it a poor fit?
(also if you have exchanged worn shoes at TOMS.com please detail the HOW in the comments. I'm so sad!)