Crazy Discounts With Schuh Imperfects
I came across Schuh imperfects by complete accident when my wife was watching television and I was bored and was surfing the web looking for cheap running shoes.
A little known fact about me is that I love new trainers or shoes. You would not know it from looking through my wardrobes in my bedroom as I only have a few pairs. There is however a good reason for this.
I have a pair of brown leather ankle boots. 2 pairs of half-decent Adidas Gazelles, 2 pairs of Asics running trainers and 2 pairs of formal shoes.
That’s it that is my entire footwear wardrobe (And an expensive pair of Ugg slippers). So if I love trainers and shoes so much why do I not have that many pairs?
Simple, Footwear generally costs too much money. I have spent over £100 on a pair of Kurt Geiger shoes and the same again on a pair of Nike Air Max. This in my eyes is too much money and I have never done it since.
What you might know about me is I love a bargain and if I can combine saving money by buying new trainers or shoes then I am truly happy.
I ended up surfing the web and by complete chance found myself on the Schuh imperfects website. I was so surprised by the savings that could be had that I told my wife about it and she too was surprised she had never heard of it.
What Is Schuh Imperfects?
Schuh is a footwear retailer that is based in Scotland but has over 130 stores across the Uk and Ireland and Germany. They pride themselves on their 365 day returns guarantee and have also more recently opened some kids stores for those smaller feet.
The Schuh Imperfects website is effectively a sell-off of their shoe stock that they can’t sell due to being slightly scuffed or discoloured etc. As they put it themselves, (Welcome to our imperfects section. The shoes that have suffered from a little too much interest come here to find forever homes. We reckon it’s all character building stuff – some products here will have scuffs, discolouration and other individual quirks.)
On the Schuh Imperfects website, you can find most makes of trainers or shoes and in a variety of sizes. You will also find that the price has been marked down considerably and that is what makes Schuh Imperfects perfect for people like me who don’t want to pay top money for footwear.
If you are a single mom or dad and you are having to buy new school shoes or trainers for the weekends every 6 months because your children’s feet are continuously growing then I would certainly urge you to check out Schuh imperfects.
How Does Schuh Imperfects Work?
The Schuh imperfects website is where Schuh sell off any footwear they have that are not able to be sold. A lot of this said stock is either old stock that is no longer being sold in any of their online stores or retail stores or in the majority of cases display stock that has minor imperfections hence the name.
When you go to buy a shiny new pair of trainers you expect them to be absolutely spotless right? Well, when you can get a brand new pair of trainers that have a slight blemish or one shoe is slightly discoloured but you can pay perhaps 70% less than full price then who cares about small blemishes or stains. I certainly don’t.
It works a little like an online marketplace so like the bigger marketplace site such as eBay and Shpock you will get a detailed description of the shoes noting any blemishes or scuffs etc along with a picture of the actual shoes themselves. Or as Schuh like to put individual quirks.
You will usually get more than one picture and from different angles which is great. This means you actually get to see the product you are buying before making that all-important purchase.
As you can imagine stock is limited and can sell out very quickly when they get new shoes in however every time I have looked I have managed to find shoes and trainers I like and in stock. I am a size 8 so a pretty popular size as well.
So how bad are these shoes? What is the damage or discolouration like? Well, I have been through around 20 different pairs of shoes and in different styles on the Schuh imperfects website and haven’t seen anything as of yet which would put me off.
If you are an inbox collector of trainers and shoes then you may be a little disappointed as some of the shoes or trainers will not come in the original box due to either damage or the fact that they were display models.
As I said at the beginning of this article I have a bit of a penchant for Adidas Gazelle’s, There is a fantastic selection of trainers on this site and they happen to stock a fair few of my favourites as well.
The pair above are near perfect, The trainer on the left is slightly faded but it is hardly noticeable and at a £20 discount it is a bit of a bargain.
Another great pair of trainers from Schuh imperfects. Again a slight colour fade on this pair but to be honest I don’t think you would notice too much and at nearly half price it is a fantastic bargain on a new pair of trainers.
Slight scuffs or very minor discolouration really do not matter to me much but I would check the descriptions and the pictures carefully before you decide to purchase just to make sure before you hit that buy button.
Schuh Imperfects Discounts
So not only does the Schuh imperfects website offer absolutely amazing discounts on their shoes but they also offer a deal when if you buy a second pair of trainers or shoes you can get an extra £10 off.
The other great deal they do on top of their imperfect offers is to offer an extra 10% discount to all students which means you can get some top of the line trainers for next to no money.
If you are working for the NHS or any other emergency services or essential key workers then you will with the Blue light Schuh discount scheme get a further 20% off which simply means that Schuh Imperfects are the cheapest place to get your new shoes.
Schuh Imperfects Filters
When you are on the Schuh imperfects website you will need to filter out all of the shoes or trainers you are not interested in using the filters provided.
You can filter for size, colour, brand, width, heel height and many more options to make it super easy to find the trainers or shoes that you want.
Schuh offers a 7 days a week delivery with a standard delivery fee of £3 for most products and a choose your day and next day delivery for £4.99. They use a secure delivery service and the items will need to be signed for.
You can also of course do click and collect from any of their UK stores absolutely free of charge. They also offer same-day delivery for people living in London although with the Covid infection still ruling our lives somewhat this service has been currently suspended due to staffing issues etc.
Returns are something that every online shopper needs to know about and we tend to shop and spend our money at the online stores that offer a great return service as you can never be too sure when ordering items online without actually trying stuff on or seeing items with your own eyes.
At the time of writing this as I have previously mentioned, we are still having our lives dictated somewhat by Covid rules so of course, sometimes returns can take a little longer as every business is having problems with staffing levels and social distancing etc. However, the team at the Schuh Imperfects website will do their best to get your returns sorted as swiftly and efficiently as possible.
If you are not happy with your purchase they are happy to offer a refund within 365 days of purchase so long as they haven’t been worn. Obviously, as they are Schuh Imperfects you will not be able to swap for a different colour or size as stock can be limited but you can get a refund if not happy with your purchase.
All returns are free if you are a Schuh account holder and if you are not then a small fee of £2.50 will be deducted from your refund. You can send your Schuh imperfect purchases back online although these will not be accepted in stores.
Crazy Discounts With Schuh Imperfects
I literally love the Schuh Imperfects website and with a birthday coming up I can see myself making at least a couple of purchases. If you need to get new trainers or shoes and want to get them at a massively reduced rate and can overlook things such as no box or slight scuff or discolouration then this website is not imperfect but actually perfect.