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Poll Results: buying used shoes ok?

 
  • 63% (92)
    yes
  • 36% (53)
    no
145 Total Votes  
post #76 of 109
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Originally Posted by eddiecibrian View Post

and is it really possible to avoid using a public toilet in NYC?

Just book a hotel room near you.

As for the topic I would never unless they were a limited edition and there was only one or two pairs made in my size
post #77 of 109

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!

post #78 of 109
Why are washed socks out when the shoes they've sweated in (and the same bare feet may have ocupied) are still in? And why sneakers and not other shoes?
post #79 of 109
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Why are washed socks out when the shoes they've sweated in (and the same bare feet may have ocupied) are still in? And why sneakers and not other shoes?

Used gym socks are actually quite expensive used, compared to their prices new.
post #80 of 109

I simply don't. I'm fussy with my things and second hand shoes are a no-no for me.

post #81 of 109
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


Used gym socks are actually quite expensive used, compared to their prices new.

 

The fact that people would bid on these items causes me to question the world we live in.

post #82 of 109
think of all the germs!
post #83 of 109
As far as molding to other feet I wear my shoes without sock the majority of the time so it remolds to my foot. In regards to fungus and grossness just put some gold bond in there, albeit I wouldn't buy really really worn shoes.
post #84 of 109
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Why are washed socks out when the shoes they've sweated in (and the same bare feet may have ocupied) are still in? And why sneakers and not other shoes?

Why are washed socks out? I've picked up interesting pairs at a thrift shop on an occasion or two. Ditched one pair because they had gotten stretched out and kept falling down (I didn't examine them that closely before buying), but for 50 cents, no great loss. I've also adopted unwanted socks from my siblings, though those tend to be technical hiking socks or whatnot.

Generally, the problem with used socks is that they get worn until they wear out, and any donated socks are likely to be near the end of their useful life.
post #85 of 109
This whole thread is surreal.
post #86 of 109
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Originally Posted by ACH4935 View Post

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.
post #87 of 109
What I learnt from this thread was wearing used shoes is akin to giving a rimjob.

So does that mean if I sell my used shoes, it's like receiving one?
post #88 of 109
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

The fact that people would bid on these items causes me to question the world we live in.

Is there some kind of fetish here that we are (thankfully) missing? I have no other explantion for it.
post #89 of 109
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Originally Posted by Fraiche View Post

What I learnt from this thread was wearing used shoes is akin to giving a rimjob.

Reading this was worth slogging through the whole thread.
post #90 of 109
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Originally Posted by Jaggs View Post


Is there some kind of fetish here that we are (thankfully) missing? I have no other explantion for it.

 

That is my assumption.  ** shakes head **

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