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Poll Results: buying used shoes ok?

 
  • 63% (90)
    yes
  • 36% (52)
    no
142 Total Votes  
post #91 of 109

I'm just not comfortable purchasing used shoes.

post #92 of 109
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

This whole thread is surreal.

Amen to that.

My $0.02 worth.....
If one knows what they are doing, then fine. If one doesn't, then better not unless the seller is of good repute.
post #93 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.

 

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post #94 of 109
I personally would never purchase used shoes or used clothing. I never have. I have no interest in "vintage" clothing and I wonder who buys this stuff, whether in NYC or on Porterbello road. Students, hipsters or who or whatever.

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.
post #95 of 109
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Originally Posted by dirkweems View Post

I wonder who buys this stuff, whether in NYC or on Porterbello road. Students, hipsters or who or whatever.

It's going to take one rich hipster or student to win this.
post #96 of 109

Holy shitballs.
post #97 of 109
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Originally Posted by Jaggs View Post

Holy shitballs.

Little did Iroh know that he was destroying what could have been a nice profit.
post #98 of 109

If it's still in good condition, why not.

post #99 of 109

Personally, i wouldn't bought used shoes.

post #100 of 109
Buying quality Church's, Allen Edmonds ect. is great if they soles have not been replaced. Case in point I have Edmonds that are 10 years old that have been resoled 9 times that look better than any brand new midline garbage sold in major retailers for $99.

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.
post #101 of 109

Funny this thread should be resurrected. I was just looking at tassel loafers on ebay. I was thinking that a lot of people wear them with no socks... I would never buy used shoes that had been worn with no socks. Gross, just gross.

post #102 of 109

 I just found this thread and am fascinated that almost 2/3 of the voters voted for buying used shoes.

post #103 of 109

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.

post #104 of 109

It's not something I would be comfortable with.

post #105 of 109

 Maybe a better question would be:

 "Buying used shoes and then wearing them, OK or not?".

 

 A lot of people voted for buying used shoes but I suspect that some of them buy them to flip and sell on E-Bay or B & S.

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