- Jan 16, 2018
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Note that nobody in this thread is going to be offended. We're all here because we love shoes, and we all have different tastes and desires.I'm not mad, either, and I'll be the first to admit that I know next to nothing about vintage shoes compared to most of the regular posters on this thread. But, as the doc says above, everything is relative: I'm in a place now where I can afford some nicer shoes, but it wasn't always like that for me.
There are a couple of pairs of shoes in my closet right now that were seriously high end to me when I bought them* that I'm getting ready to donate to a thrift store because I don't wear them any more, but they're still in good shape, and I'm sure somebody will be happy to have them.
(*15 or 20 years ago, spending $100 on a pair of shoes felt like the height of indulgence to me.)
I didn't ask that question as an insult to anybody who wears shoes made in India; I asked it because I'm interested in the answer. I have other types of clothing made in India that's pretty top-notch, and if there are nice high-end shoes coming out of India, I'd like to know about them. I meant no offense to you or anyone else, and I apologize if my question offended you.
For example, everyone here is wrong about tassels being superior to kilties, but it doesn't upset me. (Joking.)
In all seriousness, everyone here just wants to keep learning more about shoes, and showing off our vintage collections. Some of us restore or modify our shoes, some of us just like to wear ones we buy. Some of us love pairs that have been around the block a few times, and some of us are willing to drop some dollars on New Old Stock.
None of us will be upset if you come in looking for good shoes that are made in India. Hells, I just found some MiIndia Stacy Adams Madisons for thirty bucks on Amazon warehouse deals - because it's a killer deal for kid leather GYW leather-soled shoes, and I want to do more comparisons between them and the 50 year-old version of the same shoe. For science.
We will, however, point out if there are superior American-made versions. For example, you can find vintage Dexters on eBay for for less than you'd pay for a new Indian pair of anything.
So, ask all your questions and enjoy what you like.