The Sensory Friendly Way to Buy Shoes:
Zappos, You Have WON My Heart

You have won my heart,  

Nope.  This is not a paid advertisement.  I don't do that.  I do, however, talk about products and businesses that I like from time to time.  

Shoe shopping used to be very very hard for my son who is autistic.  Just going to the store is a big deal with the shoe-boxes everywhere, flickering flourescent lights.  And then waiting for someone to help us.  Just that alone is a sensory obstacle course for a person on the autism spectrum.  Then taking off and on shoes.  And putting on the other shoes. He was so overwhelmed I could not get a good read on whether the shoes fit and were comfortable.  And so at times we bought shoes thinking they were okay only to find they are NOT okay a few days later. 
Recently I ordered nine pair of shoes delivered to my door through Zappos.  In the comfort of our own home, without going to the crazy mall area, I was able to have my son try on nine pair of shoes.  We decided to go with non-tie slip on shoes.  We found one pair that fit, which he is wearing today at school.  

I will be ordering more.  Zappos, I heart you big time.  So thank you for making shoe buying easier.  Plus Santa sent something for me, too, in the big box of shoes.  Shhhhhhhhh. 

~ Dixie Redmond


Judi Hunziker said...

Alex couldn't possibly have a better mom! They are great looking shoes to boot, :)

Unknown said...

Zappo rocks! I love buying shoes from them!

Daisy Debs said...

You are a wonderful mom ! :) x

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden