Theoretically, how long will a pair of dress shoes last if worn everyday (and not soaked by rain/sno

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  1. WilliamC3

    WilliamC3 Member

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    I have large and narrow feet that require me to get custom shoes. I don't come from a lot of money, so I would like to buy one good pair of shoes and just wear them as long as they look good. Theoretically, how long would a pair of dress shoes last if worn everyday (not including heavy snow/rain days, unless it's just a little rain or rained earlier in the day, cause I'll wear my old boots for those days)?

    I would brush them everyday and use shoe trees.
     


  2. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    This is all to theoretical. It would depend on the shoe, the person, and the type of enviormnment it was subjected to.


    But typically speaking it is a lot better to rotate shoes as they will do better if given a chance to rest between wears.
     
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  3. WilliamC3

    WilliamC3 Member

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    Theoretically situation:
    1. Allen Edmonds quality shoe.
    2. Worn 8 hours a day (6 hours walking and 2 hours stationary).
    3. Worn during the spring/summer.
    4. If rainy, then spray on waterproof solution, use an umbrella outdoors, and when outdoors quickly find cover with a building or vehicle.
    5. Use a shoe tree when not being worn.
    6. Brushed after each wearing.
     


  4. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    Besides the quality, it depends on how hard you are on them and what types of maintenance practices you use.
     


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