Ever buy two pairs of the same shoes?

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  1. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Senior member

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    I currently have two pairs of brown RLPL Whittakers from Bluefly. I bought a pair at full price right before their 20% sale on shoes, then bought another pair when the sale hit, with the intention of returning the pair I had paid full price for.

    Trouble is, I like the shoes so much I don't want to return them--I want a spare.
     
  2. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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    Absolutely -- several times over. Good shoes are good shoes.
     
  3. Zubberah

    Zubberah Senior member

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    Ditto - I have four pairs of one of my faves and lots of doubles of others.
     
  4. Tilyou

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    Another excuse for doubles is your faves could disappear.

    My ankle boot compulsion started with Alden cordovan style 4060. Unfortunately I couldn't find with speed laces, but now I can't find them anywhere -- so I'm glad I got two pairs. My second pair is width "D" (not my usual "E") which turned out to be lucky -- they're snug, but cordovan is stretchy, and for the long haul the "D" will feel great longer.

    Til
     
  5. HomerJ

    HomerJ Senior member

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    I used to do this with basketball shoes. If I found a pair that fit and performed well I'd buy one more and keep it in reserve.

    Haven't done it with dress shoes. Yet.
     
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    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    I have indeed two pairs of the same shoes. Sometimes the style, fit and deal are just too good to past up.
     
  7. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    I wish I had - I bought a pair of Cole-Haan Waverlys - waterproof chukkas that were the perforect wet-weather casual shoe - and as soon as I realized I was going to want another pair, they took them off the market.

    I currently have two pairs of brown RLPL Whittakers from Bluefly. I bought a pair at full price right before their 20% sale on shoes, then bought another pair when the sale hit, with the intention of returning the pair I had paid full price for.

    Trouble is, I like the shoes so much I don't want to return them--I want a spare.
     
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    ccffm1 Senior member

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    Yes, I do it all the time. And not only with shoes: Double trousers, double shirts, double ties et cetera. It´s starting to be a bad habit. And an expensive one.
     
  9. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    I'm with the others. Nearly every shirt, pant, or shoe that I like gets discontinued, so by now I always try to get more than one (assuming the price is right).
     
  10. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    I would buy two of the same shoe too but only with black shoes. Brown shoes have too much personality. I might buy two slightly different shoes in the same brown color.
     
  11. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I often buy shoes I really like in both black and brown.
     
  12. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    I don't have any duplicates. There are too many shoes out there that I want already, Im not gonna waste time getting the exact same style and color. Different colors, yes, but not the same color
     
  13. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I don't have any duplicates. There are too many shoes out there that I want already, Im not gonna waste time getting the exact same style and color. Different colors, yes, but not the same color


    I'm on this chuckwagon
     
  14. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    my system for socks. i buy a dozen pair all the same. if one sock gets a hole i dont toss the pair theres plenty more to match. on plain black work socks ive been known to buy two or three more of the same ones when the count gets low.
     
  15. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

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    Where's Ken Pollock when we need him?

    I don't have any duplicates, but I'm starting to think I need to change that.
     

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