Thursday, May 24, 2012

Can you Spot the Neon Difference?

NO SCROLLING DOWN!
Take a look at these shoes I'm wearing.  Can you tell the difference?  Which is which?  Are they the same?
A while back I told you that I ordered a pair of neon pumps (here).  What I didn't tell you is that I ordered two pairs of neon pumps.
Now scroll down and see if you were right!


The shoe on the left is from ALDO and the shoe on the right is Qupid.  At first glance there doesn't seem to be any difference.

The ALDO pumps have a prettier shine that is not so easily detected in the pictures, a higher quality insert and an $80 price tag (free shipping).

The Qupid pumps have a bit duller shine, some "bunching" at the back of the shoe (see side facing picture), and a $32 price tag ($10 shipping from vendor).

Both have some issue at the bottoms seams that are not quite smooth.





BUT

The Qupid pumps came with this little card right on top of the box:



My first reaction was to not even touch these shoes and ship them right back.  But my curiosity won out and I wanted to compare them to the ALDO pumps.  My brain is still wrapping around this.  I've been wearing heels for a majority of my life and have ordered shoes online many a times but this little card is a first for me. There is NO question that the Qupid pumps are going back.  But the reason I did this little comparison is exactly this:  both pumps seem as twins, therefore these pics beg the question:  Are the ALDO shoes manufactured by the same company and should they also have this little card attached?
I would love to hear/read your comments on this one!

34 comments:

  1. They seems so beauty...but the Warning is terrifiant!!!!!
    Kisses
    Anthea

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  2. Strange card for a pair of shoes!!! So strange!!

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    1. Strange, terrifying... never got a card like this before.

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  3. Oh my!! I would be wondering too..maybe you can contact someone and find out. I would send them back, that is really scary!! Not worth it for a pair of shoes!! xx

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    1. Def sending back. Maybe I will investigate!

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  5. o wow xx interesting xx would ne wondering too xx great blog Hun!!

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    1. Thank you so very much for the compliment!

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  6. wow! what a curiosity!!
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  7. Yeah these shoes are too FAB and I probably would've still bought them too but that is kinda scary that they came with a warning label LOL! I'm loving the blog and definitely following you back!

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    1. Thanks for following! yea, I bought them now they're going back... pronto!

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  8. Wow, I've never seen any cards of this sort sent with shoes. It's scary yet very frank. I like the idea of a producer being honest! And in spite of all these shoes are great!:)

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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    1. True, but the thought of dangerous chemicals on shoes I would love to wear a lot... not too great!

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  9. wow, that card looks alarming!! It is kinda scary, but the difference in the shoes isn't so different :/

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  10. I have never received a card like that and I have several Qupid shoes. That's jus scary! Those shoes are frickin identical...I don't care what Aldo's claim is. The retail markup is shamefully exuberant!

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    1. I believe that this pair of Qupid shoes came with that card because of the neon colorant!

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  11. Wow, you bought two! these are amazingly similar...I could not tell the difference until you pointed it out. i love the neon yellow look of it. This is also the first time I heard of a warning card that's been sent with a pair of shoes. So strange!

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    1. It was really quite by accident that I bought two. But look at what it started.

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  12. Omg! Good question.....but I would send the qpid ones back as sson as possible, as for the aldo shoes....I am very concerned about what you have said, they are too similar....

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    1. Too true Francesca! I am still concerned! I might investigate this and report back!

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  13. Wow, I've never heard of shoes coming with a birth defect warning! Jeez louise - what are they made of, ha!? Thank you for taking a moment to stop by and say hello! Also, I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog - a cute pair of silver earrings. Check it out here! :-)

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    1. I believe its the neon colorant...
      You're welcome! Cute earrings indeed.

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  14. Wow they look exactly the same, I am pretty sure they are from the same manufacturer. Same thing happen to me too, I bought a pair of black boots at plenty that cost like $100, then I saw the exact same one at Nine West outlet selling for $50. Everything look the same exact for the brand!!! After this incident, I find that brand does not necessarily mean good quality, just mean higher price!!!

    ang-closet365.blogspot.ca

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    1. Everybody copies after everybody else... the big designers lead the way then the others trickle down... Same manufacturer sometimes...

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  15. Wow they look the exact same! That is a crazy little card that came with that pair- scary

    http://www.brightandsassy.com/

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    1. scary... another word to add to terryfing, strange... I am beginning to think more and more that I will investigate this further.

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  16. This is crazy??!!!


    http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

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  17. OMG this is so strange!! :((( I think that Aldo would never dare to write something like this about a product because they're afraid they won't sell any more shoes!


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    1. True... so I have decided to investigate this further as of this second and will Update this Post.

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  18. i can't say that i am a huge fan of neon but those shoes are to die for

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  19. Hi,

    It is not the neon colorant, it is the plastic they are made of. I sell this shoes in my store since ages and I am not that much surprised. I am being tested for cancer now actually, but it might be crazy to think shoes had anything to do. Although I bought many for me and use them regulary.
    I know of a brand ParisXY that is already forbidden in the EU because of the same. But since I buy from the US and I trusted your system I thought Qupid were cancer free. Now I am freaking out a bit.

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