You will regret cutting corners on shoes.

People these days are more likely to buy fake designer shoes due to the extremely high price tags shops put on the genuine products. But you’re always on a disadvantage when you purchase anything that is fake.

Quality is always the main issue with knock-offs. You have no guarantee at all that your pair of fake Nike will last all the way until the finish line of a 5-mile marathon. Comfort is another important consideration why you should not buy fake designer shoes.

Genuine designer shoes have complete teams of experts that conduct product development, researching on the best materials to use and the best design to use to maximize comfort. Those who make imitations have limited resources and would oftentimes use substandard materials compromising the comfort of consumers.

Probably the best way to buy genuine designer shoes at prices lower than those in malls, boutiques and shops is to get them on the internet. Online stores that sell designer shoes offer them at a much lower cost since they don’t pay for the physical space that they would need if they set up a store on a mall or a shopping strip.

Also, online stores have a bigger clientele. Almost everyone around the globe who is online can easily purchase products. Because of the bigger client base, online stores can afford to give discounted prices even if it is a Prada, Adidas, Gucci, Nike, Fendi, Airwalk, Converse or Versace.

However, when you purchase products over the internet make sure that you’re buying it from a reputable and authorized dealer. There’s a lot of unscrupulous websites out there that claim that their products on their catalogues are all genuine.

There are a number of ways to spot a fake. But, it might prove to be very difficult to spot one when online stores posts pictures of the genuine product on their websites. It is, therefore, very important to make it a habit to read return policies of online stores. If you find out that the product they deliver is fake but on their website they claim otherwise, it would be easier to return the product if you know how and ask for a refund.

If you find the return policies vague and unfair, then don’t make any transactions with that website. Make sure that you do your research first before you make any purchase. Look at the online store’s testimonials. Search with manufacturers if the store is included in their list of authorized dealers. Better be cautious than sorry.