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I’m going to have John Lobb label my bespoke shoes as orthopedic devices so I can charge the cost against my HSA.
I've done that. Partially, anyway. I arranged with my maker to have line items for both "orthotic" and "shoe" and I submitted the orthotic portion.
 

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That's...a take.
Yes, the reasons are myriad why trashing these mobile petri dishes was the real charitable act. No less an authority than @DWFII has detailed the medical hazards of passing on a medical device designed for personal use:

All the medical literature I've ever seen on tinea pedis and fungal infections warns against wearing other people's shoes. Of course, in our 'woke' era of 'egalitatianism' and sacred-but-un-informed opinion, who cares what the science...or logic or reason...says? [#facts and logic]

And, FWIW, alcohol and Lysol won't touch that stuff. Maybe ultraviolet.

Measles is preventable.
...What's more, I have personal experience with contracting foot diseases from used (vintage) shoes. This is such a prevalent problem, in fact, that special "potions" have been concocted, and devices that emit ultraviolet light manufactured, to counteract it....specifically in "vintage" shoes but also as an ongoing preventive measure for new shoes.
 

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With all this reminiscing about Foo and seeing as though that there are so many Foo threads spread throughout SF, maybe it's time for someone to start a "Foo appreciation thread"? I mean @dieworkwear has one, so why not The Foo?
 

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Are you suggesting that your Beloved has...foot fungus?

:foo2:🦶🍄????
Quite the opposite. The problem is that Foo is such a fine genetic specimen that he could have full blown AIDS and not even know it (The virus would disappear without incident whenever his immune system decided to flick it away like you or I flick away a mosquito). Hence, the issue here can be properly framed not as a problem that has manifested itself for Foo, but that for a lesser physical specimen, may perhaps manifest itself.

Also, I didn't want to go on about the other medical problems related to used shoes since some on this forum earn their living this way (sorrynotsorry# @SpooPoker), but you more or less have forced my hand here:

When a person who is ostensibly a size nine wears a decent shoe for a period of time, the ball joint of his foot creates a socket in the insole. If that pair of shoes goes to another person that is also ostensibly a size nine, there is no guarantee that the heel to ball measurement will correspond to the previous owner's. Simply because there are a number of different heel to ball configurations that will read as a size nine to a manufacturer. Most people will not notice the difference but, in such cases, tendons and ligaments are being stretched or foreshortened accordingly and over the long term foot problems are being set up...
 

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