Originally Posted by Dbc0919
Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster
I forgot to mention/ask... How do you feel about buying used shoes, especially ones this nice? If the shoe has some mileage beneath them as these whiskey PTBs appear to have, doesn't the cork base mold to the previous owner's foot and interfere with proper fit and comfort, or is that a minor concern? I'm also a bit of an OCD-germ-a-phobe. I suppose some disinfectant would kill anything inside. I think I would rather pay full price and know exactly what I'm getting. Am I paranoid and just need to get over it???
Certainly understand the creepy aspect. However, the shoes appear to be in very good condition. At that price, you could send them to Alden or B. Nelson for restoration and the cork base would be replaced and the sole, etc. would be new. Financially, you would still be way ahead vs. retail on whiskey PTB's. My two cents.
I was thinking the same thing. Used shoes that have very little wear, or have recently been refurbished certainly sound like good opportunity.