I'm just not comfortable purchasing used shoes.
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Clothing and shoes are consumables. They have a life. I don't think I would purchase a half eaten apple. With shoes and clothing, hygeine and fit and a feeling of "ickyness" would just gross me out. But that's just me.
As previous posts have indicated, there are plenty of people who have no problem purchasing gently or even well used shoes and clothes. Who am I to say what is right or wrong. In fact I'm glad there are people who do buy used shoes, otherwise more of us would be competing for the same finite supply of product, driving prices even higher.
Good shoes should last at a minimum 10 to 15 years of you have a good cobbler and take card of them. As far as I'm concerned if they haven't been resoled their new.
I'm not comfortable with buying used shoes, although I would consider purchasing a vintage suit. I guess shoes are just one of those things that shouldn't be passed from person to person. I know it may seem silly but it just doesn't sound hygenic to me. Plus like some of you have already mentioned I like my shoes to have that "new shoe" smell.