Vinted Shoe Purchase Leads to Severe Rash


A 29-year-old British woman who bought sports shoes on the second-hand clothing platform saw multiple red patches appear on her feet and ankles. According to doctors, it could be scabies or an allergic reaction to shoes.

To find cheaper clothes or shoes, nothing better than Vinted, the second-hand giant. But on this platform, it is also possible to have bad experiences. This is what happened to Becca Maddon, a 29-year-old British woman. For just £4, or around €4.6, the 29-year-old bought a pair of sports shoes in March. “They were big, glittery sneakers with an iridescent pattern, which when exposed to light, took on the color of the rainbow,” she told the British media outlet Kennedy News and Media .

Becca then puts her new shoes on her shelf, then in a vacuum-sealed bag while she moves. It was only six months later, at the beginning of September, that she wore them for the first time. She then had the unpleasant surprise of seeing a slightly red rash appear on one of her feet the next day. “Sometimes I get eczema on my face, so I thought it was the same thing. I just put my eczema cream on my foot,” Becca explained to the British media.

Except that the cream doesn’t work and the rash spreads to his legs. She then decides to consult a doctor. According to the latter, this skin reaction is linked… to scabies or an allergic reaction to sneakers. “I was afraid that my house would be invaded by scabies, but fortunately, no one in my family had any rashes,” confided the young woman.

Wash and disinfect your belongings

By telling her story, the young woman indicates that she does not want to “discourage people” from buying second hand. But it intends to do prevention, and invite consumers to “wash and disinfect” products purchased second hand before wearing them.

For her part, the young woman has made no secret that she would not be ready to buy second-hand sports shoes, but that she will continue to buy clothes and bags.

“We are sorry to hear about this member’s experience and hope she is doing better today. In our listing rules, we ask members to check their items before listing, as all items listed for sale must be clean. We recommend washing or disinfecting them… Upon receiving an item, we also ask members to check carefully and report any issues to us so we can provide prompt assistance,” said a spokesperson. word of Vinted, as reported by The Sun.

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