PSA: People who claim cheap shoes "explode" after a few weeks are full of shit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Reevolving, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    Let's just all agree that you're completely full of it, intentionally or not. Buy $500 shoes b/c they're pretty, but stop trying to justify your purchases by playing the durability angle. Thank you.


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  2. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    2 different beasts my friend.

    I think the 'cheap shoes' SFers usually refer to are the likes of Boss. The shoes above are 90% rubber. Same stuff as tires on a pickup truck.

    So yeah, they would last a long time.
     
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  3. masernaut

    masernaut Senior member

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    That's a very dark website...
     


  4. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Exactly. Compare a cheap leather oxford with even something like a pair of Allen Edmonds. The Allen Edmonds will last longer, survive multiple resoles / recraftings and show signs of really heavy wear slower.
     


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    I agree with op. I have a pair of hush puppies black cheep ugly looking slip on shoes. I wore them 3 years 4 days a week. Those shoes were fully socked in wet weather over 100s of time. They are still in good condition. And I think they will last another 5 years even if worn every single day of the week. I don’t wear cheap looking shoes anymore. But that pair was the most comfortable shoes I ever had.
     


  6. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    People need to understand and appreciate no welted shoe will be as comfortable as Ecco foamed shoes.

    However, welted shoe keeps to look good until it becomes unwearbale. Ecco shoe can look pretty shit after a short period.
     


  7. coopers

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    Indeed. Feeling a bit heavy hearted after going through that website.
     


  8. ChetB

    ChetB Senior member

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    +1000000
     


  9. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Wouldn't that depend more on the shape of the last and the quality of the upper, instead of the construction used?
     


  10. couldnthaveknow

    couldnthaveknow Senior member

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    hmmm ok so, understand both sides because

    - I love the feeling of wearing good quality shoes, they look very nice and look the part with a nice suit, but

    - need to make accommodation for my hammer toes, which just can't do the whole leather soled thing that well... very painful

    My compromise is RM Williams - great quality, looks rough and ready which I like even if its in the boardroom, and is more comfortable for me

    The most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever worn though, is............... Diesel.... pair of sneakers I had in Uni... eventually wore the toe through, but remember them fondly

    Shamefully, I get rotate my RMs with a pair of Hush puppies - the ones with the 'bounce' sole... its wide (EEE) and doesnt hurt my hammer toes, and for like a hundred bucks, they last ok especially when rotated... difference in quality is very obvious though - the hush puppies soles tend to crack after a while...
     
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  11. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    My old hushpuppy has bounce rubber sole – wide EEE was about $100. But had no sign of cracking sole. Most comfortable shoe I have. I have over 30 pairs of shoes form AE, to c&j and carmina . But that old pair of hushpuppy is the most comfortable. Even though I don’t wear them any more kept in the garage.
     


  12. Harrydog

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  13. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Those shoes are just enough to make a man contemplate suicide...
     


  14. Celadon

    Celadon Senior member

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    Nevermind.
     
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  15. JubeiSpiegel

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    I thought you were trying to lower your tastes :)
     


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