LIKE most fast fashion retailers, Shein is notorious for its poor quality – and one style lover learnt it the hard way.
Due to its relatively low prices and speedy delivery, Shein has become a go-to for many seeking trendy garments and accessories without forking out a fortune.
Although there have been countless customer wins, such as their £18 trousers that are perfect for petite women, not everyone's had the best experience with the China-based retailer.
Recently, we saw one woman turn into a Christmas tree after buying what she thought was a cute khaki set, whilst another had her heels snap off during a night-out.
Now, amongst the list of fails, we also have Akira joining.
The 21-year-old beauty enthusiast, from North Carolina, took to TikTok after her shopping haul went horribly wrong.
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Looking to replenish her wardrobe, Akira went on the company's website, where she stumbled across a sexy pair of red knee-high heeled boots.
Priced at just £30, Akira didn't think twice and bagged the footwear immediately, patiently waiting for the new item to be delivered.
But upon trying it on, the young woman was mortified, when she realised the heel shorter than expected.
The unfortunate design, which was advertised by the brand, meant that the pointy toes were slanted upwards and the boots were impossible to walk in.
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''Shein, count your days,'' Akira captioned the now-viral video, demonstrating how the footwear looked on.
''W*f am I supposed to do with these?
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''I guess you really get what you pay for,'' she said, describing the heels as red chilli peppers.
The clip, though an unfortunate experience for Akira, has left social media users in stitches, many of whom flocked to comments.
One chuckled saying this will become a high-end designer trend next year: ''Balenciaga in 2023.''
Another called these ''them chili peppa steppas'' whilst a second's nickname for the heels was ''the Elf on a Shelf 1s''.
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''And be having the audacity to ask why you’re returning,'' a viewer penned.
''I just HOLLERED,'' a TikTok user was in hysterics.
I guess you really get what you pay for 🤦🏾♀️ #fyp #sheinfailedme #sheinboots
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