Walmart Shoe Return Policy Explained

Short Answer: You can return shoes to Walmart within 90 days of purchase — even if the shoes have been worn and aren’t in their original packaging. Keep in mind, for a refund, you’ll need either the original packaging or your receipt. For more details of the Walmart shoe return policy, see below.

Walmart Shoe Return Policy Explained

Shoes can be returned to Walmart within 90 days of purchase, according to Walmart’s Clothing Shoes, and Accessories Return Policy. Store associates from a number of Walmart store locations across the country added that shoes can still be returned if they have been worn, you don’t have the original packaging, and/or you don’t have the receipt. But, to receive a refund, you’ll need either the original packaging or your receipt.

If you have the original packaging and your receipt, simply bring the shoes to the customer service desk at your local Walmart within 90 days of purchase and a store associate will process your return. Your refund will be processed to your original form of payment. If you bought the shoes on Walmart.com, you can either return them to a store location or log in to your Walmart.com account and click “Start a Return.” When prompted, print out the return shipping label and send the shoes back for a refund.

You can return shoes without a receipt as long as you have the original packaging and are willing to show a valid government-issued photo ID. Your return will be subject to Walmart’s refund verification process. (You can find details of this process in our related article.) If your return is approved and the shoes cost less than $25, you can receive a cash refund. If the shoes cost more than $25, your refund will be issued in the form of a Walmart gift card.

If you don’t have your receipt and you also don’t have the original packaging, a Walmart store manager will need to approve your return. If your return is approved, you’ll receive store credit for the amount the shoes are currently selling for. Keep in mind, one store associate said that without a receipt and no original packaging, shoes that show clear signs of wear and tear will likely be ineligible for return.

Walmart’s 90-day return policy applies to shoes that prove defective and/or break, but all returns are subject to a store manager’s approval.

To find out about Walmart’s return hours, see our related article.

In Summary

You have 90 days from the date of purchase to return shoes to Walmart. Shoes can be worn and you don’t necessarily need to have the original packaging, but, in order to receive a refund, you’ll need either the packaging or your receipt. All Walmart returns are subject to a store manager’s approval.

Have more items to return? See our article on Walmart’s clothing return policy.

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