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How often do you buy a pair of new shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by topmanshoes, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. EL72

    EL72 Senior member

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    A little update, I only bought two pairs for myself--the Wilbert in caramel and the Colton in chestnut. I bought the Cameron loafer in chili for my stepson. I decided to pass on the Slaytons, which for whatever reason just didn't seem that comfortable, despite being on my favorite last, the #4. This means my personal shoe purchases will be limited to five (in all probability) for 2006. I promply applied a coat of A-E Cleaner & Conditioner, followed by successive coats of A-E polish in Chestnut, Dark Brown and Merlot to darken up the Coltons so that they were more to my taste.

    The Coltons are very nice. Were they reduced to $149 as well? Grapevinehill had a ton of Slaytons for sale on eBay a while ago. Many sold for below $100. Which one is the Wilbert?
     
  2. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    The Wilbert is a rubber-soled, moc toe/split toe blucher in A-E's "Casual" line. I bought the Wilbert in caramel because it is being discontinued. I bought the Wilbert in brown exactly a year ago. I think it has been my most used pair of A-Es since then, mostly as weekend shoes.
     
  3. topmanshoes

    topmanshoes New Member

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    wow, thank you for sharing. By the way what do you call those which you using to maintain the shape of the shoes. Looks kind of cool. They must be expensive?
     
  4. Thurston

    Thurston Senior member

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    More often than I should, but not as often as I'd like. Five pairs in the last month, probably nearly ten for the year.
     
  5. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Senior member

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    wow, thank you for sharing. By the way what do you call those which you using to maintain the shape of the shoes. Looks kind of cool. They must be expensive?

    do you mean the shoe trees? the wooden forms that go into the shoes?
     
  6. wheelerray

    wheelerray Senior member

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    Wow, 11 pair. Never stopped to count until now. No wonder my wife's clenching her jaw when I mention another shoe "need." And yes, this Forum is to blame. I used to think I was stylin' in my Bostonians.
     
  7. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    11 mostly M2m in HK!
     
  8. UMass

    UMass Senior member

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    Do tennis shoes count?
    I have purchased since 1/1/06;

    2 pairs of dress shoes in Japan
    2 pair of tennis shoes-Addias Mali for summer watersports and Ascis GEL-CUMULUSÂ[​IMG] VIII for jogging
    1 pair of boots-Chesla's on sale at JCrew

    The Ascis are awsome jogging shoe.
     
  9. Memphis

    Memphis Senior member

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    im really picky about my shoes, hence I have been looking for a pair for the past 2 years and all my current ones are beyond wore out.
     

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