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Poll Results: buying used shoes ok?

 
  • 63% (90)
    yes
  • 36% (52)
    no
142 Total Votes  
post #46 of 109
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Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post




I have two advanced degrees and one of them is in law  and I have never known even a lower class student to wear used shoes. What college did you attend? The College of Podunk or Dogpatch U?

It's unfortunate that my Alma mater was purchased by another school which is now ranked even lower than Dogpatch U. At the time of my attendance it was actually quite well respected.
post #47 of 109
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Is it possible that you could construct at least one post that doesn't allude to either your wealth or the poverty of others?
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Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post




There are no used clothes stores within a 100 miles of here. These are located in the poor areas so knock yourself outlol8%5B1%5D.gif
And shoes do not have a patina (pronounced PAT in a) That's just old discoloured  leather.
My yew wood Chippendale dining room table has a patina from age.


I went to Recycled Rags in Corona Del Mar, CA this weekend. It's too bad I had to drive over 100 miles to get to such a poor area to go thrifting.
post #48 of 109
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Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post

There are no used clothes stores within a 100 miles of here.
Unless you live in Nunavut or some such remote place then you are either ignorant or a liar.
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These are located in the poor areas so knock yourself out.
Great, then our paths shall never cross and I will never have the experience of being embarrassed for you in person.
post #49 of 109
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Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post




You're an idiot and just want to rationalise the fact that you're a loser who buys used shoes. And btw, if I were to buy a new pair of shoes everyday until I died I couldn't spend all of my money.
I've given more to the poor  in one day than you will in a lifetime. And yes, I live in a dump in Bedford,  NY lol8%5B1%5D.gif

Like I said, aren't you special, and a little full of yourself.
post #50 of 109
^ Aqualung got banned already, haha...good, he was spamming up a bunch of threads with retarded posts.
post #51 of 109
Seriously.. was he Reev? tongue.gif

I've personally never bought used shoes, but only because I haven't seen anything compelling. I have purchased used blazers to great effect however. Fantastic value with low potential for ickiness.
post #52 of 109
And I wouldn't buy used toothpaste either.
post #53 of 109
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

When I was poor in college and law school I bought used shoes. I never developed fungus or anything like that. Now I am able to afford new shoes and I am happier for it.

Doing this right now. I don't intend to buy used shoes after I graduate law school, but for right now it works. About half my shoes are new, other half used.
post #54 of 109

I own about a dozen pairs of good quality shoes at present. Three pairs I have bought used (never paid more than $30). 

 

- One pair was pretty unique (vintage) and I couldn't find anything like it new.

 

- One pair was in like new condition

 

- The third pair was purchased as a pair of beater shoes for when I take my kids to the park or whatever.

 

If a shoe fits well and is well maintained, buying it used is a good way to save some money, help the environment a little bit, and maybe pick up something unique.

 

Worrying about the shoe being "gross" is absurd. Clean them. A well maintained used shoe is no more "gross" than a used car or a used sofa. This is a very immature line of reasoning.

 

 

post #55 of 109
I don't own any used shoes and will not buy unless it is from a trusted member of this fora. A long time ago I tried buying ebay shoes a bunch of times. I sent every pair back. I always got shit. Aside from the footbed issue you never know how one took care of the shoes like shoe trees, wearing consecutive days, conditioning and so on. A friend of mine has bought many used shoes he has gotten a few good ones, but a lot of shit as well. If I come across a deal on here I might jump, but ultaimtely if you want something specific just buy it. For me my time and frustration isn't worth being cheap.
post #56 of 109
Over half of my shoes are used. I buy gently used shoes because I have never had a problem with fit, and refuse to spend £150-£600 on shoes that I can get for less than £100. I have five pairs of Etro shoes which are both hard to find and tremendously overpriced. Therefore purchasing them for £50-£100 gently used works out well for me.
post #57 of 109
A man comes round your house, he takes off his shoes. Would you now slip your feet into his shoes?

My guess is 90% of you out there would be repulsed at the mere notion of putting on his shoes there and then.

So why should it be any different if you buy used shoes? Just because you cannot see the owner does not mean this little thought experiment does not apply.

A problem does not dissapear when you turn your head and look away tounge.gif
post #58 of 109

If you can clean his shoes before doing so, yes. I definitely would.

 

Or for a reverse thought experiment: You wouldn't put something in your mouth if it had lain in the dirt and in feces, and then been covered in toxic fluids, would you? Because that's how they grow strawberries.

 

Cleaning a thing is something people can and will do.

post #59 of 109
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

A man comes round your house, he takes off his shoes. Would you now slip your feet into his shoes?
My guess is 90% of you out there would be repulsed at the mere notion of putting on his shoes there and then.
So why should it be any different if you buy used shoes? Just because you cannot see the owner does not mean this little thought experiment does not apply.
A problem does not dissapear when you turn your head and look away tounge.gif

Great...more shoes for me then
post #60 of 109
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

A man comes round your house, he takes off his shoes. Would you now slip your feet into his shoes?
My guess is 90% of you out there would be repulsed at the mere notion of putting on his shoes there and then.
So why should it be any different if you buy used shoes? Just because you cannot see the owner does not mean this little thought experiment does not apply.
A problem does not dissapear when you turn your head and look away tounge.gif

A man sits in and farts in a seat for hours a day, every day. His ass is all over it, all the time, after beans, barbeque, and ice cream (did I mention he is lactose intolerant?). Would you sit in it?

Because that's what you're doing if you buy a used car.

A man lays in a bed. He lays right down in it after using the gym, without showering. Sweat dripping all over that nasty, disgusting bed. Would you then lay down in that same bed, even if the sheets were changed?

Because that is what you're doing if you sleep in a hotel.
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