Here is what happened. I went to the Dr. Martens website. I found some cute sandals on a great clearance. With joy in my heart, I ordered them. I went back to the product info page so that I could copy the url and send it to everyone I knew, announcing my shopping triumph. That's when I saw the one little word that, if I were a cartoon character, would have sent my eyes baROOOOOOOOOONgah-ing to the screen: "Mens." I know, I know, they should put an apostrophe between the N and the S, but that is not what made my eyes do that thing. And guess what? No such thing as order-canceling: they claim that the order goes directly to the warehouse, and that they have no contact with the warehouse, nor do they even know where the warehouse is, or if it even exists.
So here is what I am wondering, wise and worldly readers. Are UK sizes the same for men and women, unlike US sizes? That is, will I be able to wear these sandals, with only you and me and the entire Dr. Martens community knowing they are technically for men, because a UK women's 7 is the same shoe as a UK men's 7? Or is it like US sizes, where a women's 8 and a men's 8 wouldn't be even close to the same size, and now I will have to pay the return shipping?
I am wringing my hands anxiously, awaiting your reply.
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