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post #16 of 26
To me, in the photo the welt on the longwings looks synthetic, so I don't think they're top quality. But it's a classic look, happens to be very in right now as well, and for that price they're a great find even if the quality is only so-so. I would be very pleased to have snagged them. I would find a good local guy to do the resoling, though. Send-away resoling/recrafting is worth the expense only for high-quality shoes. +1 on what others have said about not getting weird with the color on them.
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
ftfy

btw, the other two's are more than decent. a good start indeed.

Sometimes I think you disagree just for the sake of disagreeing.

Those boots should go. The others can be re-soled but it's probably just as well that you wear a hole in them and thrift another pair.
post #18 of 26
the problem here is that you missed the sweet spot of the value curve. you want shoes that are barely used, that have depreciated a good deal from their new value. but if they are so beat up that they need a resole or have already formed to someone else's feet...it's not worth it. because... you can find shoes like I described above for < $50 on ebay or here on buy/sell. find 2 of these, something quality like a Florsheim and Hanover. wear 1 one day, the other the next day. rinse, wash, repeat until you can afford something new. this will happen before your shoes die, I guarantee it. that is a far better option than collecting a whole bunch of beat up shoes.
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by distinctive View Post
Sometimes I think you disagree just for the sake of disagreeing.

Those boots should go. The others can be re-soled but it's probably just as well that you wear a hole in them and thrift another pair.

i don't care what you think.

let alone that you think that the longwings need a recraft tells me a lot about your cluelessness. ty
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by mlongano View Post
Well, I'm sure that plenty of folks here will feel that you got a great deal...

...I was in college in 1969-1973...I worked part time for $1.60 an hour...I NEVER bought a pair of used shoes, but if you're happy with them, that's really all that matters.

+1. When you don't make a lot or come from money, you do the best you can with what you've got...
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post
the problem here is that you missed the sweet spot of the value curve. you want shoes that are barely used, that have depreciated a good deal from their new value. but if they are so beat up that they need a resole or have already formed to someone else's feet...it's not worth it. because...

you can find shoes like I described above for < $50 on ebay or here on buy/sell. find 2 of these, something quality like a Florsheim and Hanover. wear 1 one day, the other the next day. rinse, wash, repeat until you can afford something new. this will happen before your shoes die, I guarantee it.

that is a far better option than collecting a whole bunch of beat up shoes.

ie, like all of these
post #22 of 26
Is it only in SW&D that posters get berated for not posting in the correct thread?
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post
the problem here is that you missed the sweet spot of the value curve. you want shoes that are barely used, that have depreciated a good deal from their new value. but if they are so beat up that they need a resole or have already formed to someone else's feet...it's not worth it. because...

you can find shoes like I described above for < $50 on ebay or here on buy/sell. find 2 of these, something quality like a Florsheim and Hanover. wear 1 one day, the other the next day. rinse, wash, repeat until you can afford something new. this will happen before your shoes die, I guarantee it.

that is a far better option than collecting a whole bunch of beat up shoes.

good point. But I'd still keep all of these for this price. For a college kid, these will be good for going to bars, getting trashed, and other scholarly activities.
post #24 of 26
I'm pretty sure local guys where I am you're still paying 80-100+ for a full resole. If they are my used shoes, its well worth it, if they are someone else's used shoes, its probably cheaper to just get another pair of used shoes.

Otherwise you're doing the equivalent of buying a car for $400 that needs $8000 in work. If you love the car it might make sense, but its not a value play.
post #25 of 26
There is nothing like a brand new pair of shoes. Save your money, son.
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

let alone that you think that the longwings need a recraft tells me a lot about your cluelessness. ty

And I quote: Would it be possible (and financially feasible) to have this pair resoled?

Quite frankly, you do not know if they do or do not need a resole, it's impossible to tell from those pictures and without seeing them in person. So instead of trying to be outspoken just for the hell of it, get off your high-horse and add some value to this forum or GTFO
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