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Shoe Boxes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bigbris1, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Well-Known Member

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    Am I the only one OCD about shoe boxes? I like to keep my shoes in their respective boxes & when I purchase a pair of shoes, I like to have & keep the original box. Many times, a pair of shoes w/o the box is a potential deal breaker for me. Am I the only one?
     
  2. CharlestonBows

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    It's funny you ask this today, because I just finished shifting some things around in my closet and I'm the exact same way about shoe boxes.

    It's never a deal breaker, though. If its the right shoe at the right price, I'll figure something out.
     
  3. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Well-Known Member

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    I have several emails out right now asking for a "replacement box". I wonder what the responses will be.

    Also, I'm going to send my EG made PRL shoes to England for resole, mainly for the box.
     
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    Xericx Well-Known Member

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    never keep them, I would think they would eventually get too worn out or collapse if they're stacked high, that along with different sizes makes me not want to keep them. I buy clear plastic shoe boxes from the container store, makes stacking them easier.
     
  5. Frogger42

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    I have several emails out right now asking for a "replacement box". I wonder what the responses will be.

    Also, I'm going to send my EG made PRL shoes to England for resole, mainly for the box.

    Do you mind if I ask the cost for the RLPL resole?
     
  6. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Well-Known Member

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    150ish GBP (awaiting reply from factory)
     
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    hahaha, so thats why you asked if I had the boxes for the Churchs in your PM.... enjoy them btw [​IMG]
     
  8. mdesq

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    Many times, a pair of shoes w/o the box is a potential deal breaker for me. Am I the only one?

    Awesome. People like you make it so people like me get "new w/o box" shoes on eBay for less money. I never keep the boxes.
     
  9. bigbris1

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    hahaha, so thats why you asked if I had the boxes for the Churchs in your PM.... enjoy them btw [​IMG]

    I put them on in the truck while driving up third. My wife was sure I'd have an accident.

    Thanks again!
     
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    I used to keep all my shoes in their respective boxes, now I've tried to reduce the # of shoes and they are lined up neatly displayed above my racks of clothes. I just need more shoe trees now.
     
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    I would think that original boxes would fall apart after some time, take up too much room, and would make it more difficult to find the shoe you want.
    I simply place my shoes on shelves.
    I will say that I did purchase a pair of Kiton Chukka's recently and am thinking about keeping the box. It's actually too pretty to just discard.

    If I had the room I would store my shoes like some of these people on MTV Cribs. Place them in a transparent box and have a polaroid picture on the front of it so you can easily recognize which shoe it is.
     
  12. bigbris1

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    Awesome. People like you make it so people like me get "new w/o box" shoes on eBay for less money. I never keep the boxes.

    Don't get me wrong, if it's a must have I will proceed, but I will also write the factory in hopes of scoring a box, especially since most "must have" shoes come in generic boxes where they write the shoe info on by hand.
     
  13. bigbris1

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    I would think that original boxes would fall apart after some time, take up too much room, and would make it more difficult to find the shoe you want.
    I simply place my shoes on shelves.
    I will say that I did purchase a pair of Kiton Chukka's recently and am thinking about keeping the box. It's actually too pretty to just discard.

    If I had the room I would store my shoes like some of these people on MTV Cribs. Place them in a transparent box and have a polaroid picture on the front of it so you can easily recognize which shoe it is.


    Was that a Kimora Lee reference?
     
  14. grimslade

    grimslade Well-Known Member

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    Am I the only one OCD about shoe boxes? I like to keep my shoes in their respective boxes & when I purchase a pair of shoes, I like to have & keep the original box. Many times, a pair of shoes w/o the box is a potential deal breaker for me. Am I the only one?

    That's psycho, dude.
     
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    distinctive Well-Known Member

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    I like to keep them in the correct boxes as well personally and I think it helps to have when selling. I once payed Lobb $15 for a box
     
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    i tossed out my boxes
     
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    The minute I know that the shoe fits, I flatten the box and trash it with the recyclables. Pure clutter
     
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    The minute I know that the shoe fits, I flatten the box and trash it with the recyclables. Pure clutter

    But then again you have that DIY pull out shoe display in your closet that is pure hotness. I would probably flatten the boxes in that instance also.

    I seem to view all of my purchases with reselling in mind, probably why I feel this way. A pair of shoes are only complete with the box.
     
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    But then again you have that DIY pull out shoe display in your closet that is pure hotness. I would probably flatten the boxes in that instance also.
    Exactly. If the shoes are hot - why hide them?
     
  20. itsstillmatt

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    Th ethought of keeping shoe boxes around makes me itchy.
     

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