London is the most visited city in the whole of Europe. It has many fascinating sites and, for Americans, it is a good place to be as they speak the same language as the English. There are many theatres and well know department stores, as well as famous landmarks such as the Tower of London.
The city is an exciting place as so many cultures have established themselves there and the indigenous London population is generally very tolerant of this ethnic diversity.
If you are in London you should go shopping for shoes there. This is quite a fascinating experience. There are many famous shops in the shopping streets of this fabulous city. There is a web site which points you to many old and established retailers.
London outlets are often very traditional and old fashioned, which adds to the charm of these places. There also some very modern footwear shops. There is one in a street where the swinging sixties began. This particular outlet sells the most amazing footwear and equally whacky clothing to match it. The English have a great sense of the ridiculous which shows in their many retail outlets. Anything goes and nobody bats an eyelid if you are wearing something odd.
However, if time is short and you do need a new pair of shoes, then the most sensible thing to do is to go on line to see what is available out there. As well as the high street retailers, there are also on line shoe shops advertised there.
A great advantage is that you will be confronted with an incredible variety of shoes that you can review from your armchair. If you are after a particular kind, then you do not have to go from shop to shop on the high street.
Another advantage is that you will be able to find affordable footwear somewhere. There might be a sale on of which you can take advantage.
A great disadvantage is that you do not get to try on the shoes you have chosen. This can be a nuisance, especially if you are buying some designer varieties. However, most sites will let you return items that do not meet your expectations or if they do not fit.
If you have awkward feet then the internet shop is for you. Ordinary high street shops just do not have the space to display every kind of shoe that is on the market. On line shoe shops have a much greater variety as they get the larger or smaller sizes from the manufacturer when a customer a puts in an order. They do not have to stock endless varieties of shoes.Some online shops buy in bulk to get the price of the footwear down for their customers.
If you are in a hurry and need a pair of shoes today, then online shopping will probably not be for you. As already said, you cannot try the shoes on beforehand and you do not want to turn up at that all important occasion with ill-fitting footwear.