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Thrifted Shoes - Critique! Comment! Advise!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by epic raccoon, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    the problem here is that you missed the sweet spot of the value curve. you want shoes that are barely used, that have depreciated a good deal from their new value. but if they are so beat up that they need a resole or have already formed to someone else's feet...it's not worth it. because...

    you can find shoes like I described above for < $50 on ebay or here on buy/sell. find 2 of these, something quality like a Florsheim and Hanover. wear 1 one day, the other the next day. rinse, wash, repeat until you can afford something new. this will happen before your shoes die, I guarantee it.

    that is a far better option than collecting a whole bunch of beat up shoes.


    ie, like all of these
     
  2. tomorrowstars

    tomorrowstars Senior member

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    Is it only in SW&D that posters get berated for not posting in the correct thread?
     
  3. Knucklehead

    Knucklehead Senior member

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    the problem here is that you missed the sweet spot of the value curve. you want shoes that are barely used, that have depreciated a good deal from their new value. but if they are so beat up that they need a resole or have already formed to someone else's feet...it's not worth it. because...

    you can find shoes like I described above for < $50 on ebay or here on buy/sell. find 2 of these, something quality like a Florsheim and Hanover. wear 1 one day, the other the next day. rinse, wash, repeat until you can afford something new. this will happen before your shoes die, I guarantee it.

    that is a far better option than collecting a whole bunch of beat up shoes.


    good point. But I'd still keep all of these for this price. For a college kid, these will be good for going to bars, getting trashed, and other scholarly activities.
     
  4. ktrp

    ktrp Senior member

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    I'm pretty sure local guys where I am you're still paying 80-100+ for a full resole. If they are my used shoes, its well worth it, if they are someone else's used shoes, its probably cheaper to just get another pair of used shoes.

    Otherwise you're doing the equivalent of buying a car for $400 that needs $8000 in work. If you love the car it might make sense, but its not a value play.
     
  5. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    There is nothing like a brand new pair of shoes. Save your money, son.
     
  6. distinctive

    distinctive Senior member

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    let alone that you think that the longwings need a recraft tells me a lot about your cluelessness. ty


    And I quote: Would it be possible (and financially feasible) to have this pair resoled?

    Quite frankly, you do not know if they do or do not need a resole, it's impossible to tell from those pictures and without seeing them in person. So instead of trying to be outspoken just for the hell of it, get off your high-horse and add some value to this forum or GTFO
     

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