I had a bit of luck this weekend. I was up in Minneapolis/St. Paul this weekend visiting some family and my Uncle took my around to a couple thrift stores he frequents near his house (don't worry Nataku, he buys some shoes but almost no clothes). We didn’t find anything, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen thrift stores more organized or high priced before. I was seriously impressed. Every shoe was grouped on individual racks by type (penny loafers, tassel loafers, cowboy boots, hiking boots, wingtips, etc). I've never seen anything like it. The prices were insane though, at least compared to what I’m used to. I guess the organization doesn't come cheap.
But, when we got back in the car my Uncle started thinking and asked what size shoe I wore. Turns out he found a pair of #994 Alden Shell Cordovan saddle oxfords a while ago that he thought would fit him but didn't. They fit me! So, I traded him a few pairs of shoes I had kicking around took the Alden’s home with me.
As a side note, does anyone know the best way to clean an Alpaca Hide Rug? I ended up with one of those for $15 this weekend too... Think a dry cleaner could do it?