Late night shoe ponderings...
I ran the numbers and my average cost per pair is down to $203.57, no pair was pre-worn. The last one helped a lot. I figure if I balance future purchases between closeout seconds and $150 off firsts, and stay away from shell, I can keep it close without resorting to second hand shoes.
What's your average cost per pair? First hand versus second hand. Shell versus calf. And overall.
I bought my first pair last week (brown Oak Street), so my average cost is $250 even. The AE sales rep I worked with was quite helpful in getting me sized correctly. I have been wearing shoes that were way too loose for the past 10 years+, most likely because wearing cheap $60-80 'dress' shoes results in a pair that you don't want tight against your foot.
And thanks to all the random posts on this site for helping me find my first pair of quality shoes.