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Wigglewogglewoo Thu 18-Aug-16 00:00:47

They are adidas superstars with the iridescent stripe.

Dd2 is really after these for her birthday. She has the ones with the pale pink stripes, black stripes and the all white ones so not sure why she wants another pair grin although I'd think they are pretty cool if I was her age

She says she doesn't like any other colours and they're the only shoes she really likes. She has many other shoes so I'm pretty sure she's just saying this to make me try my hardest to get the ones she wants.

I did see them in the footlocker website but can't find them anymore and I'm really struggling to find them else where. Maybe they're super rare or limited edition?

She is a size 5 so can wear the junior shoes.


HoneyBadgers Thu 18-Aug-16 00:11:17

I have no idea how to make it a link but here's a web address:

All the UK sites seem out of stock, these are the only ones I could find, they have it in stock in a UK 5 and it takes 5-15 days to ship to the UK. Sorry I couldn't be more help!

lasagna Thu 18-Aug-16 00:11:30

My sons girlfriend has these. She waited 4 months for them to come back in stock as they're limited edition. She got her £50 from foot asylum as she also is lucky enough to fit a junior size shoe.

I found you this pair
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Bit pricey considering you can get them for £50 but unless you want to wait months then that's the best price you can get. Most others were £100+ shock

Also, same shoe in different colours is a thing with my kids too. My eldest son has the same shoe I'm black, white, red and grey and the GF also brought her superstars in all white and white with black stripes wholes she waited for the ones she really wanted.

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Wigglewogglewoo Thu 18-Aug-16 00:16:21

Thanks guys!

I don't need them until end of September so shipping time isn't too much of a worry.

I'm guessing honeys link is the better price but I actually don't know how much $62.99 is in pounds. So any help with that will be appreciated. Haha.

MillionToOneChances Thu 18-Aug-16 00:19:44

Currently around £49 but there'll be tax on top, plus very likely customs charges.

CodyKing Thu 18-Aug-16 00:20:22


You can order via adidas custom shoes they're about £80 if that helps

Heidibb Thu 18-Aug-16 00:20:39

I've been looking everywhere for these too for my 19 year old step brothers girlfriend! She wanted them for her birthday in May but no one could find any and in all the shops I asked they told me they were limited edition and it's just a matter of keeping your eye out for them and checking the website every few weeks.

Now I can actually get her a birthday present she wants, even if they are 3 months late! 😂

And I think that's about £48 so the best price youll probably get!

hefzi Thu 18-Aug-16 00:21:50

You can check the exchange rate on Oanda - but don't forget that if you order from overseas, if the cost comes to £15 (I think) , you'll be charged VAT on the whole total, including any postage, plus a variable fee for the bother of collecting this off you as well: last time I ordered from the US, it was delivered by Royal Mail, but it was an £8 charge on top of the tax. So don't forget to add this all in when you're working out the best deal!

hefzi Thu 18-Aug-16 00:23:36

Found it! Here's the link to see details: as it's under £135 in value, it looks like you won't have customs to pay as well, so it'll just be the tax.

Wigglewogglewoo Thu 18-Aug-16 00:24:20

Forgot about custom charges... sad

Wigglewogglewoo Thu 18-Aug-16 00:25:59

Thanks hefzi

Anyone have any idea on how much the tax would be? Will that be included when I go to check out? Or added on later.

Thank you so much for all your help guys!

michelle388 Thu 18-Aug-16 00:28:12

Try ebay op

Lasagna Thu 18-Aug-16 00:28:15

Tax gets added on at check out I do believe so you should see what your paying once you go to pay.

Wigglewogglewoo Thu 18-Aug-16 00:29:46

I did try eBay but as lasagna said they are over priced. As nice as they are and as much as DD wants them they aren't worth over £100 and I certainly won't be paying that.

Wigglewogglewoo Thu 18-Aug-16 00:29:59

Thanks lasagna

worldsworstchildren Thu 18-Aug-16 00:33:26

Try app called where to get. Sorry I'm no good with links. My daughter was looking at those very trainers earlier on there. And then google currency converter smile

chocorabbit Thu 18-Aug-16 01:10:37

Taxes are handled once they arrive here. If they are let's say 20% you also have to pay an extra £8 to the RM for processing and handling. You will receive a card in the post explaining that you will have to go to the PO and pay the taxes so that they can give you the shoes.

hefzi Thu 18-Aug-16 02:02:15

As choco says, on stuff from outside the EU, tax is added at this end - you shouldn't have to pay any US tax as it's an international order (but that's not always the case).

So - if they are £70, and postage is £10 (say) that gives you £80 that's subject to 20% VAT (I know children's stuff is 0%, but it's likely they'll see "shoes" on the declaration, and at best, you'll have to pay first and claim it back from HMRC if you can). 20% of £80 is £16, plus the handling fee - £8 if it's RM, and I think £13 for DHL.

So on to the original cost and postage (in this example, £80 total, because someone said they are £68 so I rounded that up to £70 and added £10 for postage as a very rough conversion as the cheapest international postage for one pair looks like it's $14) you have to add £24 - or £29 (plus additional shipping cost) if you choose the DHL delivery option.

This means that to have your pair of shoes delivered to you in the UK from a US store, the total cost to you will be around £104 as a minimum.

It seems unfair they include the cost of your shipping (and any insurance also) in the total when assessing the tax, and that the shipper at this end also places a cost on collecting that tax for the government, but them's the breaks, unfortunately.

From memory, when they arrive, you get a card from RM telling you how much you owe, and you can pay online and then arrange for it to be delivered, or go to the delivery office on the card, pay there and collect it. It's been a couple of years since I bought from the US, and the experience put me off a bit - I knew about the costs in advance, but the item I'd ordered from the internet was not as nice as it had looked (is it ever grin?) but wasn't worth sending back, once I'd taken into account the postage, postal insurance and the faff of reclaiming (assuming I was successful) from HMRC.

ShtoppenDerFloppen Thu 18-Aug-16 03:40:20

Not sure if this helps... but found these ones.

Drumdelgie Thu 18-Aug-16 06:47:27

Tax will be 20 percent on the total cost including postage. But I will say they aren't always consistent about taxing packages over the £15 limit - about 1 in 3 times I'll be expecting a customs letter and the package just arrives with no charge.

Drumdelgie Thu 18-Aug-16 06:47:58

(But that is sheer good luck and not to be depended on!)

Wigglewogglewoo Thu 18-Aug-16 12:18:20

Will it really cost £104?! I'm not sure I want to even risk those ones of it's going to cost that much.

Wigglewogglewoo Thu 18-Aug-16 14:03:21

They aren't £68, they're $68 so about £50 rounded up.

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