"Free Shipping Required for Shoes, Handbags and Sunglasses Category Starting May 24, 2016
Mar 29, 2016
To help provide customers with the best possible buying experience, Amazon is implementing a new shipping policy in the Shoes, Handbags & Sunglasses category.
Starting May 24, 2016, a free shipping option will be required for all listings in this category with an item price of $49 or more.
This free shipping requirement will apply to all products properly listed in the Shoes, Handbags & Sunglasses category, including shoes-laces, shoe-horns, and all other shoe accessories. Please update your listings prior to help ensure that your listings remain active and buyable.
For more information, see the Shoes, Handbags & Sunglasses selling requirements page."