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Old 07-12-2012, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Florida
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These shoes I have are Sketchers flats in black, they have shiny patent leather (am I using the right term here?) like accent around the heel and across the toe with suede like fabric in between.

Should I wear them to an interview or should I buy new shoes?

I'm female btw!

Thanks
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I'd wear "real" shoes...not "sketchers"...unless they are heels! Get a pair of pumps or slightly dressier flats, if you can't wear a heel. You need to look professional for an interview!!!
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:21 PM
 
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What are you interviewing for? If it's any sort of office setting, I'd say no, go for a short heel instead. If it's a non-management job in retail or food industry or similar, they sound okay.
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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What are you interviewing for? If it's any sort of office setting, I'd say no, go for a short heel instead. If it's a non-management job in retail or food industry or similar, they sound okay.

Perfect advice. Those sounds a little casual to me.

Generally speaking, if the soles are thick rubber, they are too casual for an interview.
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:56 PM
 
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depends on the job .

suede is not a summer fabric btw.

I would go with a closed pump with a heel that you can walk and feel comfortable in . Or a nice ballet flat
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:41 PM
 
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So ballet flats are ok if you're going to an interview in retail and other similar settings?

Thank you for your advice!
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:02 PM
 
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I just mean they're okay for lower level jobs in casual settings. You want to be dressed a notch or two above the people who work at the place you're interviewing with. So you shouldn't wear a formal business suit and heels to an interview for a cashier position, but you should if it's a job as a personal assistant to a business person. The job description dictates how formal you should dress for the interview.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:07 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I have probably interviewed 100 people in the last 10 years and have yet to notice anyone's feet. In fact, most cases the
candidate is brought into a conference room by an HR person where the hiring manager and any other interviewers are sitting so it would be unusual for the person's feet to be visibly.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Sketchers are not appropriate for an interview unless you are interviewing at Sketchers. Get a pair of nice black pumps--not patent--even if the heel is only 1 inch unless you must wear ballet flats (they should also be black). While most people do not pay attention to shoes, you never know what the interviewer will focus on, especially in retail. One of my friends looks at the handbag when she interviews female applicants. Superficial, yes; but she does the hiring. You want to look as professional as possible. Good luck.
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:45 PM
 
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I agree. Go into a Ross, Marshalls, TJ Maxx and look for more "professional" shoes. Usually inexpensive there and many choices. Good luck and keep us posted!!!
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