For me, the "I just paid $150 for a pair of $3,000 Lobbs that fit perfectly" factor always crushes the "squeemish" factor. EBay is an amazing source for cheap shoes, both new and used. Â I've found many shoes there that seem to have been worn just a handful of times. Â In one case involving an admittedly old pair of EGs, I had had my local shoe repair shop (Sky Valet in DC) completely replace the old leather insole, with a very satisfactory result -- something that is always an option as well. Â Finally, in 99% of the cases of shoes on EBay, it seems they have never been resoled. Â So, how bad/old can they be?. Â I expect shoes to last through 4 or 5 re-solings before they are past-prime and need to be retired.