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I stopped.  I have about 20 pairs of really nice shoes and it's a shame that most never get worn.  I really only need about 5 pairs.   Live and learn.  The way I look at it now, I basically have a "lifetime supply" of nice footwear.

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Yeah. I've been pretty disenchanted with my footwear lately and have sold a few pairs. I'm hoping to have a few pairs of really awesome, versatile, shoes instead of a 'collection'.

 

If you find some that are not being used, then sell them!

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Yeah. I've been pretty disenchanted with my footwear lately and have sold a few pairs. I'm hoping to have a few pairs of really awesome, versatile, shoes instead of a 'collection'.

If you find some that are not being used, then sell them!
That is kinda where I'm at. I am down to 5 shell Alden and 1 shell AE with a 2 other pair thrown into the rotation. I just added a couple "big hitters" and I think my Cambridge are next on the block. I don't wear Bals that often and I have one black bal that I can wear with every suit I own. So I'll roll the Cambrige into my recent purchases and I'll feel better.
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I wonder how many people have shoes in their closet that they have never worn. I'll admit that I do. It's not that I'm saving or collecting them but I just haven't had time to break them in yet. I typically like to wear shoes around he office for a few days before I wear them outside and work has been so hectic that I've not had time.

Thankfully I can safely say I wear all my shoes but then again, I'm more or less starting from scratch and don't have as many shoes as you guys.

Including ones I've ordered and don't have in possession, I've got:

2 OSB trench boots (natty cxl captoe and waxed - had four but gave two to bro)
1 rancourt natty cxl beefroll loafer
3 strands (walnut, merlot, bourbon)
3 MacNeil 5 (natty cxl, walnut, dark chocolate)

I think I should be fine with this, hopefully... Haha
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Originally Posted by dapperdoctor View Post

I stopped.  I have about 20 pairs of really nice shoes and it's a shame that most never get worn.  I really only need about 5 pairs.   Live and learn.  The way I look at it now, I basically have a "lifetime supply" of nice footwear.

If you're only in your 20's or 30's, you better start getting some use out of those really nice shoes. As you get older, your feet will increase in size ... something to do with tendons loosing their spring and arches relaxing leading to an elongation and widening of the foot.

My buddies and I are in our late-30's and early 40's and we've all had to start buying shoes .5 to 1.5 sizes larger.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Yeah. I've been pretty disenchanted with my footwear lately and have sold a few pairs. I'm hoping to have a few pairs of really awesome, versatile, shoes instead of a 'collection'.

 

If you find some that are not being used, then sell them!


You never get back what you put in though...that's the problem with selling lightly used shoes.

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If you're only in your 20's or 30's, you better start getting some use out of those really nice shoes. As you get older, your feet will increase in size ... something to do with tendons loosing their spring and arches relaxing leading to an elongation and widening of the foot.

My buddies and I are in our late-30's and early 40's and we've all had to start buying shoes .5 to 1.5 sizes larger.


I'm 43, no spring chicken here....   ha ha

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Originally Posted by wonsmithr8 View Post

Thankfully I can safely say I wear all my shoes but then again, I'm more or less starting from scratch and don't have as many shoes as you guys.

Including ones I've ordered and don't have in possession, I've got:

2 OSB trench boots (natty cxl captoe and waxed - had four but gave two to bro)
1 rancourt natty cxl beefroll loafer
3 strands (walnut, merlot, bourbon)
3 MacNeil 5 (natty cxl, walnut, dark chocolate)

I think I should be fine with this, hopefully... Haha

Since falling in love with an online picture of an AE shoe and making my first purchase about 18 months ago, I have bought 25 pairs of shoes & boots! 17 pairs of AE, some Redwing boots, pair of Wolverines, pair of Oakstreets...it's a nasty nasty affliction! Luckily, many of the pairs I've picked up have been via another SF member while he was liquidating incorrect sizes - his loss, my gain. Do any of you have mixed feelings when spring/summer hits, and you know it's going to be months before you can wear your favorite boots again? And my daily wardrobe choice begins with which shoes I want to wear - I pick the clothes to match the shoes! Haha. In the 'good old days', I'd just get dressed in the morning, and slip into whichever pair of Eccos or Rockports that happened to be at the door on my way out. Life was so simple before SF! Hahaha
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Originally Posted by Kwaker View Post


If you're only in your 20's or 30's, you better start getting some use out of those really nice shoes. As you get older, your feet will increase in size ... something to do with tendons loosing their spring and arches relaxing leading to an elongation and widening of the foot.

My buddies and I are in our late-30's and early 40's and we've all had to start buying shoes .5 to 1.5 sizes larger.

 

That is true from the time I was 18 to now 45 my foot has gone from an 11 to a 13...sadly my weight has outpaced my foot growth...or led to it..not sure. You can not fire a canon from a row boat.

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Since falling in love with an online picture of an AE shoe and making my first purchase about 18 months ago, I have bought 25 pairs of shoes & boots! 17 pairs of AE, some Redwing boots, pair of Wolverines, pair of Oakstreets...it's a nasty nasty affliction! Luckily, many of the pairs I've picked up have been via another SF member while he was liquidating incorrect sizes - his loss, my gain. Do any of you have mixed feelings when spring/summer hits, and you know it's going to be months before you can wear your favorite boots again? And my daily wardrobe choice begins with which shoes I want to wear - I pick the clothes to match the shoes! Haha. In the 'good old days', I'd just get dressed in the morning, and slip into whichever pair of Eccos or Rockports that happened to be at the door on my way out. Life was so simple before SF! Hahaha

Haha oh man that's a lot! I definitely have the tendency to buy in bunches so I have to try and control myself. I've only had my boots since October so I haven't had to put them away. I'll probably still wear them every now and then but definitely not as much since I wear boot socks with them and I'm sure it'll be hot this summer.
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Grazie amico.


Ma grazie a te...e grazie di cuore per il tuo perfetto italiano...lo apprezzo molto, davvero.

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Ma grazie a te...e grazie di cuore per il tuo perfetto italiano...lo apprezzo molto, davvero.

Ti ricordi la linea di scarpe "fatte in Italia" da Allen Edmonds "Seven"? Le scarpe sono molo belle!
post #43828 of 70737

Not sure if anyone needs these but J Crew is having a sale on Swims Galoshes in navy and black with promocode SALESALE and it comes out to $59.50 or so, down from $95. All sizes in both colors available. I picked up a pair last night in navy. I think they look a little silly, but for $60, but a bad deal. 

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Just be aware of sizing. I bought a pair from BB last week for about the same price and was recommended an M based on my 9D shoe size, but I find that a large fits better as the M was a tad tight.
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Just be aware of sizing. I bought a pair from BB last week for about the same price and was recommended an M based on my 9D shoe size, but I find that a large fits better as the M was a tad tight.

That's weird they suggested an M. The SWIMS website recommends an L for 8-9.5 I think. 

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