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is this kind of shoe purchase wise?

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http://cgi.ebay.com/BRITISH-WALKERS-...QQcmdZViewItem The price can't be beat... $16 in the door, most likely. Can the creasing be fixed at all by a cobbler? Is this kind of thing worth it in general? I mean purchasing cheap stuff like this, having a bit of work done, and ending up with something nice. For shoes that have seen this much wear, how likely is it that the insoles will be uncomfortable due to being shaped by another's foot? I don't really know anything about this brand either, so if someone has something interesting to say there, I'm all ears. Thanks.
 

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Thank you for taking the time to post something totally irrelevant.
 

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There is nothing wrong with your plan. However, I don't think I'd try to execute it on this pair of shoes. The leather appears to be corrected grain, which creases badly and offers no prospect of improvement. Find a undervalued pair of calf shoes and go to work. Its amazing what some shoe polish and some elbow grease can do for a beat up old pair of brogans.
 

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Originally Posted by basis
Thank you for taking the time to post something totally irrelevant.
It isn't irrelevant. Buying slightly used shoes is fine, but not beaters worn by someone else. The shoe likely have conformed to the original owner's foot, for one thing. Unless you are totally strapped for cash and can't afford new shoes, the point is, your money, even $5, is better spent elsewhere.
 

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I don't have a problem with buying used shoes, but you could certainly do a lot better than those...
 

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Originally Posted by teddieriley
It isn't irrelevant. Buying slightly used shoes is fine, but not beaters worn by someone else. The shoe likely have conformed to the original owner's foot, for one thing. Unless you are totally strapped for cash and can't afford new shoes, the point is, your money, even $5, is better spent elsewhere.

Except that's not what he said. What YOU said is relevant.
 

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Originally Posted by basis
http://cgi.ebay.com/BRITISH-WALKERS-...QQcmdZViewItem

The price can't be beat... $16 in the door, most likely. Can the creasing be fixed at all by a cobbler? Is this kind of thing worth it in general? I mean purchasing cheap stuff like this, having a bit of work done, and ending up with something nice.

For shoes that have seen this much wear, how likely is it that the insoles will be uncomfortable due to being shaped by another's foot?

I don't really know anything about this brand either, so if someone has something interesting to say there, I'm all ears.

Thanks.


I would pass on these. These are nothing more than $80 shoes when brand new, except now they are heavily worn, and they still have cheap leather. Comparable to JC Penney or Executive Imperials.

I don't think the creasing can be "fixed" - maybe minimized, but this looks like cheap corrected grain leather.

I agree that you probably shouldn't buy heavily used shoes, although that is a point a contention on this forum. I think it is better to have something brand new that will conform and break in to your foot.
 

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Originally Posted by NoVaguy
I would pass on these. These are nothing more than $80 shoes when brand new, except now they are heavily worn, and they still have cheap leather. Comparable to JC Penney or Executive Imperials.

I don't think the creasing can be "fixed" - maybe minimized, but this looks like cheap corrected grain leather.

I agree that you probably shouldn't buy heavily used shoes, although that is a point a contention on this forum. I think it is better to have something brand new that will conform and break in to your foot.

+1
 

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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff
i wouldnt wear a pair of used shoes for free. I might not wear them at gun point.



So what do you do, buy a pair of shoes wear them once then threw them away?
 

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I wouldn't buy those but I have scored some good deals on used shoes....ebay and thrift.

I do try to stay away from those that have been worn hard though...they conform to your feet and somethings can't be undone. I had ok luck with a pair of AEs that had clearly been worn very little by someone with completely wrong size feet (some naaaasssty creasing but barely any sole wear). They were under $10 at a thrift and they cleaned up ok but the creasing is still pretty bad...I should throw some more conditioner on it and hope it gets better.
 

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