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Author Topic: Anyone here ever ordered Don's Footwear?  (Read 39027 times)
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« on: June 21, 2014, 08:18:02 PM »

Has anyone here ever ordered a pair of Don's shoes? If so how long did it take to have it delivered to your front door? Since I placed in my order on Sunday May, 25th and still I'm waiting for my order to arrive. I already emailed Don twice, the first time a week ago and the second time, a few days ago stating that if the shoes are ready. He replied back saying that he apologized that's taking longer and will have them ready by tomorrow. So the question is it supposed to take anywhere from a minimum of 13 days to 2 months to finish one's order?
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2014, 01:13:00 PM »

Yeah I did, VERY overpriced for small lift amounts that could be achieved by putting lifts inside of shoes (much, much better option). Do not buy elevator shoes people, buy 2.5 inch lifts (which would be classified as a 3.5 inch elevator shoe) and put them inside shoes.
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2014, 01:32:51 PM »

I had ordered a pair of Don's shoes for my marriage (to not be shorter than my wife at the marriage picture  Wink). And I was quite satisfied with them. The price is quite high though.
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2014, 09:45:03 PM »

Yeah I did, VERY overpriced for small lift amounts that could be achieved by putting lifts inside of shoes (much, much better option). Do not buy elevator shoes people, buy 2.5 inch lifts (which would be classified as a 3.5 inch elevator shoe) and put them inside shoes.
I agree, I wish that I had thought of that. Well I did receive the shoes on July 3rd. I have deceived to return them after seeing that I could fit the lifts into my formal shoes that I have. I returned the shoes almost two weeks ago, and I'm still waiting for the refund. I emailed Don and he replied back saying that I'll get my funds within 24 hours. Well I have to say that it has been 5 days since he replied back and still haven't received a refund.
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2014, 05:04:48 AM »

Sorry I know I can be quite slow, Im try to get the production time down to less than 10 days. I had trouble in the early days and it created delays with many order To be honest a lot of shoes makers request 2-6 months but I know that doesn't work for goods order on the web. Anyways no worries its now September 2014 and Im happy to say I finally no longer have a backlog.

On a side note; I often get requested of pictures of shoes with someone wearing them but I rarely get pictures from customers. However I received a picture a few days ago of a customer wearing his new Midsole tech style elevator shoe, It has less of a slope inside and looks really normal. I hope you see it as a regular elevator shoe also.


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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w90QkN6jNA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w90QkN6jNA</a>
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2014, 07:54:18 PM »

What's the point of elevator shoes if you can buy ANY shoe you want and put lifts in them? Answer this question Don.
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2014, 08:07:44 AM »

Well... The people that sell Shoe lifts, They need to stay in Business right? If they sell a shoelift that lasts 5-10-20 years then they will go out of business. All the shoe lift companies use a material called EVA which gets squished down after a few weeks use. I use PU rubber that will outlive the shoe. Secondly, its about comfort you cant wear shoelifts when your quite active Thirdly Shoe lifts ( if you want to stack high) only work work with shoes that are over a size bigger as you need the space to jam them in..
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2014, 10:21:05 AM »

these shoes are painful...can't wear them for long..its quite uncomfortable... and nyways its just a temp fix.. i wud rather save every dollar of mine for smthing permanent like LL .

well thts just my point of view,,,  Cry
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2015, 01:56:41 AM »

I currently wear a pair of mens zip of Hugo Boss dress boots with the advertised 2" inserts, what pair of Don's shoes advertised height increase would be most similar to the increase I currently get with the advertised 2" inserts in a standard pair of mens dress boots.

I would like to purchase a pair of Don's shoes but wish to select the height increase for these shoes that will give me the same increase as I do now with the 2" inserts/lifts.  I do not wish to gain any further height from the Don's shoes as I would from the lifts, but do not wish to lose any height I would be getting now.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.  I was thinking the advertised 3. 1" shoes. . .
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2015, 11:23:41 AM »

What's the point of elevator shoes if you can buy ANY shoe you want and put lifts in them? Answer this question Don.

I do that but it is not as simple as it sounds. First you have to get shoes that are light weight or the bulk of it all (shoe and lifts) will make them so heavy that you will walk a little funny. Than you have to get shoes that have enough space in them cause when you put lifts in the overall shoe gets stretched.
LL is by far the best option lol
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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2015, 03:11:58 AM »

I currently wear a pair of mens zip up dress boots that I put the advertised 2" inserts in.

what advertised height increase would be closestto the increase I currently get with the advertised 2" inserts in my standard dress boots ?

I would like to purchase a pair of Don's shoes but wish to select the height increase that will give me the same increase as I do now with the 2" inserts/lifts.   I do not want to be any taller or shorter than I am now with the standard boots w/ lifts.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.   I was thinking the advertised 3. 1"  or 2. 75" shoes.  .  .

Advice please
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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2015, 10:49:49 AM »

I did a few month back and it wasn't what I was expecting. To be fair to Don, I don;t have what to compare them with as this was my first time buying elevator shoes. However, as you can see on the picture below how it compares with my normal shoes and, that is the most surprising thing, with the same height of insoles inside - around 3.5".

Actually, my own shoes are as comfortable as the specially made ones. So I'm a little bit confused about the whole purpose of elevator shoes. You can clearly see what the difference from the outside is ...



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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2015, 10:52:33 AM »

http://imgur.com/uLH8tnu
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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2015, 03:40:28 AM »

what you mean it is obvious the shoe is a bit large?

yeah generally you have to wear boot cut jeans with that high a gain.
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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2015, 06:32:24 AM »

microman, have you checked the picture with the comparison between the shoes? They both have the same overall increase in height (including the outsole). However, the normal shoe has an insole to achieve it and from outside it looks like a normal shoe. The elevator shoe is very bulky and it shouts out loud that it is a height increasing shoe.

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« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2015, 10:31:24 AM »

are you saying that normal shoe on the left gives the same amount of height as the one on the right?

that doesn't make any sense, every elevator shoe i have bought has given me more height than any other 'normal' shoe on the market.

if you want normal looking elevator shoes just by the smaller gain ones that are said to do 6cm, don't buy the 7.5cm ones (note they only give 2-3cm).

with dons you can choose a lower gain for practially any model.
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« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2015, 06:45:52 AM »

microman, that's exactly what I'm saying. If you look at the picture with both shoes, the normal shoe has an insole inside and the total height is the same as for the elevator shoe.

It is not easy to achieve it and you have to experiment with different types of normal shoes and different types of height increasing insoles but it can be done.


Obviously, once you master it, you can have the best of both worlds - nice looking normal shoes from the outside and height increase from the inside.
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« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2015, 08:03:30 AM »

that's interesting but i am doing LL and almost finished with the lengthening, i will wear a 1cm lift with nike air instead, any more than that i find it not possible to walk in them for long periods of time.
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« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2015, 10:18:33 AM »

If you are almost there with the LL, then it is not as important for you. Also, at the end of the day it is a personal choice to wear insoles or not and how high you want to go.

Actually, I'm contemplating on creating "insoles 2.0" if I can't find anything on the market. Something like smartphone controlled ones where you can adjust the height of the insole using your phone. It would solve the problem of discreteness when you take the shoes off and also you could control the comfortability better. Usually, you need the maximum height for relatively short periods of time, not all the time during the day. So if you could easily control the height, I think it would revolutionise the use of height increasing insoles.
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« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2015, 11:45:57 AM »

sadly that wont work very well because the shoes would be way too roomy when you went lower, i have tried putting low lifts in big elevator shoes myself, it's not soo great.

if you lowered the lift you would have to re-tie your shoe laces anyway, so you might as well just change out the lift at the same time manually.

but if you can make it work somehow, it would be cool.

what makes most sence is settling on the 2.5cm ones, they have an advertised gain of 6cm, don't buy any higher, you can at least last a full day in them.
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