The expression “ You never truly know someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” has new meaning when you thrift. Shoes are a commodity we all need. But new ones can be costly. And I’ve discovered used ones, hold their value if the tread is good. That means they’ve still got life in them like a pair of car tires. The question is, would you wear shoes someone else has walked in? Or do you find that distasteful? And why? I myself, have no qualms doing it. I have found more interesting styles , bigger selection of sizes and colors... thrifting shoes… than I otherwise would find in regular stores. As an avid thriftier, I am telling you not to IGNORE previously worn shoes, as a purchase for yourself. They are worth a second look… and can fit in your closet right next to something new, without taking a chunk out of your wallet… and still look like a million bucks. RECYCLE the past. You won’t see your wardrobe coming and going. "WALKING in someone else's shoes is a testament to WHO you are."