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Originally Posted by migglesworth
I read an article on thrift shopping in GQ, in which the author talked drawing the line at buying used footwear after his friend called them "Dead Man's Shoes". That said, I've bought a pair of old Wallabies (someone definitely died in them), some nice wingtips, and a pair of Tod's driving shoes. Someone probably wore them sockless, like I do now, but I didn't go through any special precautions. Hope I haven't thrown anyone off...

be careful with a athletes feet, fungus etc ...
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If the insole is too worn for your taste, or you want to avoid someone else's foot fungus or cooties, it's an easy and cheap process to have a cobbler replace the insole. I've had it done with Ebay-bought used shoes a couple times at Sky Valet (in DC), with great results. Just make sure to get a high quality leather insole, not a junky vinyl one (as a cobbler once did for me, years ago). Another alternative is to buy a new insole from the shoe-maker. A couple years ago, I requested and was sent a new pair of insoles from Edward Green, for example.
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