Hello there, friends! It's that time of the year again, the back-to-school season. I wanted to make sure my son had a nice pair of school shoes because his old ones were looking quite tired. So, off we went to Robinsons Department Store inside Centrio Mall for a little shopping adventure.
While browsing, my son's eyes lit up when he spotted a pair of shoes that stole his heart in an instant. It was quite the pricey pick, which gave me a moment of pause. But seeing how much he adored them and how comfortable they felt when he tried them on, I couldn't resist. Plus, I've always had faith in the quality of GIBI Shoes, so we went for it.
September rolled around, and the big day finally arrived. It was the first time my son proudly rocked his new GIBI Shoes with his complete school uniform. The excitement was contagious! However, when he came home after school, his smile had faded.
To our surprise and disappointment, the shoes that had initially won us over had let us down. They had become uncomfortable to walk in, and to make matters worse, the sole had torn. You can imagine our shock and disappointment, especially considering the significant price tag—almost three thousand pesos, and they weren't even on sale! It was disheartening to see them fall apart after just one wear.
My son felt a tad guilty for picking those shoes, knowing how much they had cost us. In a valiant effort to make things right, he even tried applying shoe glue to the sole so he could continue using them. Sadly, after only two wears, those shoes looked as if they'd seen years of wear and tear. Even the heel gave up on him during his school day. As you can see in the pictures, they're really torn apart and in desperate need of a new sole, which I believe might come with quite a price tag if we take them to a shoe repair shop.
As a hardworking single mom dedicated to providing for her son, this shoe-shopping experience was quite heartbreaking. I had placed my trust in the GIBI Shoes brand, expecting them to deliver on their promise of quality shoes. In the end, my hard-earned money felt like it had been wasted on a product that failed to live up to its reputation.
One can only hope that brands like GIBI Shoes take quality control more seriously when displaying their products. After all, no one wants to endure the frustration and disappointment that comes with a costly purchase that falls apart after just a single use.