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Don't Buy Used Shoes! That's what the lady says!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LatinStyleLover, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. LatinStyleLover

    LatinStyleLover Senior member

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    10 things you should never buy used
    By Liz Pulliam Weston - MSN Columnist

    "Saving money by surfing the Internet for bargains is delightful, but you can take it too far.

    Shoes. Poor-fitting shoes can cause everything from bunions to back problems, so don't buy footwear that's already been molded by someone else's tootsies. This is particularly important for kids whose feet are still growing. Shop sales, buy last year's models, but don't give in to the temptation to save a buck now that's going to cost you more in pain and hassles later.

    Exception: You're buying old cowboy boots to turn into lamps."

    I wonder how everyone here feels about this?
     


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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ludicrous musings of a lady with too much money and too little thriftiness.
     


  5. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    ^Agreed. Plus, she probably doesn't have in mind the type of shoes SF members look for, anyway...

    She mentions kids shoes, but she also is probably thinking women's shoes and high heels. I don't know that I'd recommend buying a pair of six-year old high heels, either.
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    I wouldn't hesitate suggesting buying 40 year old alliagtor skin high-heeled pumps.
     


  7. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    The thought of wearing used shoes is disgusting.
     


  8. Joel_Cairo

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    The thought of wearing used shoes is disgusting.

    what if they cost $400?
     


  9. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    The thought of wearing used shoes is disgusting.
    Even if they were used by the Maestro himself, Thom Browne?
     


  10. LabelKing

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    Even if they were used by the Maestro himself, Thom Browne?

    Given how he wears them, it would be disgusting.
     


  11. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    Even if they were used by the Maestro himself, Thom Browne?

    Given how he wears them, it would be disgusting.

    I'd buy them..but, I wouldn't wear them.

    So how many of you buy used underwear?
     


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    I'd buy them..but, I wouldn't wear them.

    So how many of you buy used underwear?


    But if you don't wear them, how will you do the wide stance?
     


  13. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    I'd buy them..but, I wouldn't wear them.

    So how many of you buy used underwear?


    I don't think you're going to find much of a market here...
     


  14. Henry Boogers

    Henry Boogers Senior member

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    Probably decent advice for the general public. When you're buying $400, or even $1200 shoes and you've extensively reseached every last offered by the shoe company in question I think it's a little different.
     


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