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Old 12-17-2018, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Texas
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How does someone know where you bought your shoes?

If they are aware that your shoes came from, say, Payless Shoe Stores, then it's probably because they shop there too. If they notice someone is wearing something "cheap" they are revealing something about themselves in the process.
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Old 12-17-2018, 09:52 AM
 
Location: NJ
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the other day my wife claimed that she sometimes buys me more expensive shoes and then doesnt let me know that they are more expensive. i dont know. i know my sunglasses cost about 75 cents a piece because i buy those. i dont participate in the purchase of any of my clothing. my wife buys it, makes me try it on at home. i refuse to go clothes shopping for myself. i also dont really care what she buys as long as it isnt uncomfortable.
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Old 12-17-2018, 10:02 AM
 
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I often wear my 99c flip flop. Unless I go for a walk.
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Old 12-17-2018, 10:15 AM
 
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This thread seems to have two distinctly separate discussions.

If you don't wear name brand shoes that people can tell you paid a lot for, you look poor.

Secondly, the other conversation is you need to have well-constructed shoes for support, and they need to fit correctly.

I can tell you, you can buy VERY expensive women's shoes that will wreck your foot and back.

Case in point:

https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/chris...QaArm4EALw_wcB
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Old 12-17-2018, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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This thread seems to have two distinctly separate discussions.

If you don't wear name brand shoes that people can tell you paid a lot for, you look poor.

Secondly, the other conversation is you need to have well-constructed shoes for support, and they need to fit correctly.

I can tell you, you can buy VERY expensive women's shoes that will wreck your foot and back.

Case in point:

https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/chris...QaArm4EALw_wcB
Exactly! Price and brand often has nothing to do with actual quality.
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Old 12-17-2018, 11:38 AM
 
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How do you know what the quality is? And I am not saying you have to go buy a pair of 200 dollar Jordans.

Cheap shoes look cheap. THey could be comfortable but, it should be obvious you are wearing fake leather rubber soled shoes.
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Old 12-18-2018, 12:00 AM
 
Location: trapped in the body of a dying animal
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Shoes??

What kind of man cares about or even notices what sort of shoes another man is wearing?

I feel like that's a deep character flaw. And I WANT to offend people like that with my dirty, cheap shoes.
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Old 12-18-2018, 04:25 AM
 
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Who says I noticed your shoes. I'm talking about mine. And sorry you go feel like a success with your cheap drty shoes. I want mine clean and decent quality. This doesn't make you a better person. Just slovenly w/o pride
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Old 12-18-2018, 09:32 AM
 
Location: NJ
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This thread seems to have two distinctly separate discussions.

If you don't wear name brand shoes that people can tell you paid a lot for, you look poor.

Secondly, the other conversation is you need to have well-constructed shoes for support, and they need to fit correctly.

I can tell you, you can buy VERY expensive women's shoes that will wreck your foot and back.

Case in point:

https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/chris...QaArm4EALw_wcB
i may have already mentioned that my wife has a lot of expensive shoes and most of them dont seem to be doing anything good for her feet. that is why earlier i asked people who claimed that they buy more expensive shoes for the benefit of their feet which specific features should i look for in a quality shoe. i dont believe i got an answer on that yet.

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Old 12-18-2018, 10:14 AM
 
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i may have already mentioned that my wife has a lot of expensive shoes and most of them dont seem to be doing anything good for her fit. that is why earlier i asked people who claimed that they buy more expensive shoes for the benefit of their feet which specific features should i look for in a quality shoe. i dont believe i got an answer on that yet.
Yeah, for women's shoes that will not be harmful to the feet:


Flat heels. Enough room for the toes. Flat heels. Supportive arch area. Flat heels. Wide enough not to squeeze the foot transversely. Flat heels. The ball of the foot should coincide with where the shoe bends. Flat heels.


Any questions?


If you don't believe me ask a podiatrist.
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