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Flight to Burbank has been delayed over an hour and a half! Finally boarded the flight and able to take my customary pre-flight photo of my shoes. Unlined MD Chukkas for the weekend in SoCal!
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I use Bick 4 for everything including shell. Renovateur ruined my Alden tan calf longwings…caused color to bleed and spots that cannot be fixed.
Similar thing happened to me. It darkened one of my shoes. I caution people to be careful with it. I also cannot stand the smell of it.
 

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Took two steps into work and my (admittedly just Zara) shoe disintegrated. I'm going to file this away as "things that don't happen to you when you wear AE to work". So often, women's shoes really are made like trash, and we consume a lot of products that are basically intended to be disposable. I wonder if I'd just shrug and move on if I didn't actually understand what I was missing, having learned so much about quality over the years.

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Took two steps into work and my (admittedly just Zara) shoe disintegrated. I'm going to file this away as "things that don't happen to you when you wear AE to work". So often, women's shoes really are made like trash, and we consume a lot of products that are basically intended to be disposable. I wonder if I'd just shrug and move on if I didn't actually understand what I was missing, having learned so much about quality over the years.

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Gonna have to carry some emergency strands around with you.

I have a friend who refuses to pay $200 for a pair of shoes. He's burned through like 3 pairs of Clarks and Bostonians in the last year and looked awful the whole time.
 

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Gonna have to carry some emergency strands around with you.

I have a friend who refuses to pay $200 for a pair of shoes. He's burned through like 3 pairs of Clarks and Bostonians in the last year and looked awful the whole time.
It is something that you need to accept, I used to be that way until the shoes I was buying cracked or were just crap and I started looking into something better and eventually found SF.

I wore my Ebay Shaker Heights to work a while back and we had a meeting. One of my coworkers (who is the same grade as me and no kids and doesn't seem to spend money on clothes, cars or anything I can see) really liked them and asked about them. I told him they were AE but a discontinued model, of course he asked how much and nearly had an embolism.

Perhaps that is exaggerating a touch but the impression was "No way I'm paying that!". I was thinking to myself, umm I wonder what he do if I told him I had 60-70 pairs? 🤔
 

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Took two steps into work and my (admittedly just Zara) shoe disintegrated. I'm going to file this away as "things that don't happen to you when you wear AE to work". So often, women's shoes really are made like trash, and we consume a lot of products that are basically intended to be disposable. I wonder if I'd just shrug and move on if I didn't actually understand what I was missing, having learned so much about quality over the years.

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Ouch! It's hard to look fierce when the vamp strap gives out.
 

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Happy Friday forum pals. I elected to wear some vintage Hanover PTBs to go in to this three day weekend. These are LB Sheppard signature, which was their top of the line at the time. This pair was made around the early 1980s.

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