Originally Posted by ACH4935
Well written and enough said on this topic. I have never purchased a pair of used shoes simply because I never came across a pair that were up to my standards: size, material, fit, wear, color, etc. Used socks, underwear,T shirts & sneakers
are unacceptable purchases (given exception to that of kin and no choice), however everything else is negotiable!
There's probably little or no sales potential in second hand socks and underpants anyway. Selling used sneakers though that's certainly possible, especially if you have something that a sneakerhead wants. Thing is sneakers can be properly washed, I've put them in the washing machine before now. Leather dress shoes on the other hand probably don't react to well being submerged in hot water and detergent, putting them in an autoclave is probably out as well.
I certainly wouldn't buy used footwear, unless they've been thoroughly washed and/or sterilised. Don't know what contagious nasties the previous owner might have had, like athlete's foot, plantar warts, etc.