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How old are your oldest shoes that are in use?

How old are your oldest shoes that are in use?

  • 5 years or less.

  • Between 5 and 10 years.

  • Between 10 and 15 years.

  • Between 15 and 20 years.

  • Over 20 years.


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Luigi_M

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Here's my Alden, 28 years old.
I wiped out the kind of glossy lacquer they had from the fabric. I like them much more as they are now and don't care too much about the cobbler-induced damage to the welt ...
Different lighting pull out different shades from the cordovan.
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comrade

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!803 Campo Chukkas. Probably 18 years old.
 

standaloneprotein

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I question this poll as the oldest shoes I have are a pair of black cap toes that I don't use as often (I got them about 9-10 years ago) I clean them from time to time, I nourrish them as well but, they are not part of my rotation.

My question is, are they still in good shape because I don't wear them or because the quality is top notch? I am surprised when people can still find NOS shoes dated from the 70s...
Questions aside, It is nice to see well maintained shoes.
 

eTrojan

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I've actually purchased NOS shoes from the '60s. My oldest pair in active use are Florsheim shortwing balmorals made in 1957. Beautiful shoe. It was near-NOS when I bought it. I wear them at least once a month.

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1803 Campo Chukka (old model) circa 2000
The newer model which has been discontinued
doesn't fit me- different last
 

Luigi_M

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I don't remember if these are my oldest shoes still in use - by sure they're old.
Alden in #8 cordovan I bought in the mid-1980's.
Last year I finally stripped them of that ugly plasticky finish they were covered in and now I really like their discreet glow.
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EDIT: I realize now I've already posted these shoes. Oops ... :satisfied:
 
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