Target Shoe Return Policy (Worn Shoes, No Box, No Receipt + More)

Target, one of the largest retail chains in the U.S., sells a variety of fashion items at its 1900+ stores, including clothes, shoes, and accessories for all age groups at reasonably low prices.

However, buying a pair of shoes that don’t fit well can be a real problem, so you might be wondering – can you return shoes bought at Target? Here is what I’ve found out!

Target Shoe Return Policy

Target accepts returns of shoes within 90 days of purchase, with a 1-year window for Target-owned brands. Shoes can be returned without the box, but not if these are used or damaged. You can return shoes without the receipt if you have alternative proof of purchase. Additionally, if shoes are purchased at, shipping charges will not be refunded.

If you want to know more about Target’s shoe return policy, whether you can return worn shoes or orders without the receipt, and much more, keep on reading!

Can You Return Worn Shoes To Target?

According to the Target customer service team, you cannot return worn shoes to Target. Shoes must be in new condition and returned within the 90-day window in order to receive a full refund.

However, if you are not completely happy with your shoe purchase, whether they are the wrong size or painful to wear, then you can return them to Target for a refund or exchange.

Shoes which show signs of wear or damage are likely to be denied a refund or exchange, so keep your unused shoes safe.

Can You Return Shoes To Target Without The Box?

Target will accept shoe returns (including sneakers, high heels, sandals, flats, boots, slippers, etc.) without the original box as long as the shoes are in new and returnable condition, you are within the returns window, and proof of purchase exists.

However, keep in mind that returning shoes in the original box and protecting the shoes from any kind of damage may ultimately help with your return.

Can You Return Shoes To Target Without A Receipt?

If you have lost or misplaced your original receipt, Target has a few ways of accommodating your return without it.

For example, Target can attempt to find your receipt for in-store and online purchases or look at the particular shoe model or barcodes/tags to see if Target sells that specific shoe.

Additionally, customers can also visit the Guest Services desk with the item and payment method (within the returns window) and request the employees to look up their receipts.

If proof of purchase cannot be found, you may be given a refund in the form of a merchandise return card.

These are issued for approved returns without a receipt, and can only be used in-store for the balance of the returned item.

Additionally, you can access return barcodes and receipts from your Target account for purchases made online, and in-store purchases as well if you’ve paid using a payment method linked to that account (or your wallet if you paid using the Target app).

Can You Return Shoes To Target After 90 Days?

Can You Return Shoes To Target After 90 Days?

Although Target’s policy states that shoes must be returned within 90 days, some employees on online forums have reported that your return may be accepted after 90 days.

However, it is recommended that the shoes must be in new condition, have the box, and have the original receipt for a return to be made after 90 days.

Additionally, you will have an extra 30 days after the original returns window if you paid using the Target RedCard, i.e., you will have 120 days after purchase to return the shoes.

For Target-owned brands, you will have up to 1 year to return the shoes to Target.

How Will You Receive The Refund?

In most cases, your original payment method will be refunded by Target. Refunds to a third-party credit card usually take 1-3 days, whereas refunds to a Target RedCard take 1-2 days.

Note that for items returned to the Online Return Center, refunds can take up to an additional 5 days due to the processing time of items.

Can You Return Shoes To Target If They Were A Gift?

You can return gifted shoes to a Target store if you have a gift receipt or packing slip. In this case, you will have your refund transferred to a Target Gift Card.

If you don’t have a gift receipt or packing slip, Target may issue you a merchandise return card which you can use in-store only.

To return gifted shoes, visit your nearest store and inform a team member that the item to be returned was a gift from somebody.

They will be happy to look into this and assist you further. You can also call Guest Services on 1-800-591-3869 for help with returning the item.

To learn more, you can also read our posts on Target underwear return policy, Target Apple watch return policy, and Target return policy without receipt.


You can return shoes to Target for any reason within the 90-day return window, or 1 year for Target-owned brands. Shoes must be in unworn and new condition. Moreover, shoes can be returned without the box and without a receipt, but for quick and easy returns, it is best to arrive in the store with your boxed item, the original form of payment, and the proof of purchase.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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