Be sure to add on duty to import (8 to 10 %) plus handling fees for the shipper. Â US Postal adds on their fee. Â You may still save alittle. But you also get the style and option to adjust the look in skin and styling to a particular model as you choose. Â If you do that, the cost goes up some. I have ordered several pairs directly from London, got what I wanted , and saved perhaps $50.00. Try on for you size in a local store to be sure. Â The trip to Greenwich, CT is worth it. Â The metro north train from Grand Central is a 45 minute ride and puts you a few streets from Richards. Great shoes and boots. Â If you are in NYC check out J M Weston. Â A little different feel, but just as wonderful a shoe or boot. Bye, the bye ... if you go to Greenwich, check out EuroChase on the bottom of the Avenue. Â Great place for Euro country clothing. .
Thanks for the post. It was very informative. Do you know how much Richards charges for their EG's? Based on what you wrote it is just not worth it to import the shoes. The shoes are $750 including S&H, but if you tack on import duties you be looking at another $50-$75, which would bring it to the $800-$825 range. I might as well go to Saks and buy it, or Richards, and make sure I get a perfect fit and a place to exchange it if they don't. If I get the wrong fit from London I have lost $100 in Shipping costs. Then once I have a size and last that fits me I can order from England in the future.