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Old 12-18-2018, 10:16 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
Well, I guess if all you have that you can be proud of is wearing name brand expensive shoes, then you go for that.
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Old 12-18-2018, 10:37 AM
 
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I have snow boots from 5+ years ago that I purchased for $20 at Payless thinking it will only last me that season & be done with it. It is still warm and comfortable. But to be fair, I only wear it for 2 months out of year when there is tons of snow on ground for an few hours a day. I switch out of it at work because its too warm. that is probably why it last me longer than any shoes


I do buy my shoes at Shoe Carnival due to their buy 1 get one half off & my normal shoe is AK sports. But those fall apart like clockwork every 6 month & I don't know if that is normal. I don't know what quality to look for while shopping for shoes. I can never tell much at the store but after few use I can tell the difference between good and bad shoe.
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Old 12-18-2018, 10:48 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
I'm losing sleep over it.
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Old 12-18-2018, 10:49 AM
 
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I can't imagine how some people become so petty to judge others by the price of their shoes. Fake leather with rubber soles = pauper? Good grief. There's probably something psychological going on with lack of self-esteem so they search for self-worth outside of themselves and figure $$$ is the way to define it instead. Just nuts to me.

Wear comfortable shoes appropriate to the situation and enjoy life.
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Old 12-18-2018, 11:41 AM
 
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I spend the money on running shoes absolutely, but the rest....today I am wearing Wallyworld Champion brand tennies. I took the foot sole lining out and they are that airy light material because I like loose and comfortable - (with jeans) sitting at my desk at work. I usually have them tossed off anyway because I have this "thing" about maintaining dry feet.

I have a couple of pairs of Propet orthopedic sandals that I wear (they last for years and years) with matching "tights" socks so they appear like solid shoes. Again, gotta have dry feet. I wear loose airy N/B shoes at the gym that are several years old, foot sole lining removed. I hardly ever buy shoes.

My brother wore thrift shop shoes (and suits) at his law internship (at a law firm) when attending school (he and his wife did the ultimate thrift living while in school) and it did not affect his career/ability to be hired.
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Old 12-18-2018, 12:11 PM
 
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I am not judging anyone by just their shoes. I am judging myself and I can't imagine I am alone on this.


When I see a hick woman with cheap shoes -- she most likely is the type who goes to the barber shop to get a haircut since that is cheaper as well. At least she looks it. Further said person that I have worked with and known is nearly always a low income earner.


Maybe you are so offended by this because you are one as well? Stuff happens.
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Old 12-18-2018, 01:03 PM
 
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Maybe some people wear cheap shoes because they can. I do agree that they should be nice/decent looking.

My propet orthopedic sandals (I saw them on someone at a nursing home) are nice looking sandals for lets say... a retired person.... I am not retired but I love to wear them because they are comfortable and great to walk in (okay they are 65-90 dollars a pair).

I don't need a hot pair of designer shoes to go to the gym at 3:30 am. Some folks just don't want/have a need to drop a lot of cash on a pair of shoes. A shoe is a piece of leather/plastic/cloth that gets you from point A to point B.
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Old 12-18-2018, 01:10 PM
 
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I hate to shop especially for shoes or clothes. I buy a brand of shoe that is expensive to buy but lasts forever and is uber comfortable. and supportive. The life cycle value/cost is low as I keep a pair 20 years plus. They use to refurbish the shoes for me at a reasonable cost so I could wear them every third or fourth day for ever.
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Old 12-18-2018, 01:10 PM
 
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My family is of professional people. I work in a professional industry. I can buy expensive shoes. We just don't need or want to. Dad brought us up to be frugal.
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Old 12-18-2018, 03:00 PM
 
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how much ? my last pair is a 25 dollar pay less. My "new ones" are from my parents that I know that they got cheap somewhere
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