Tuesday, April 12, 2016

WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES


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."


12 comments:

  1. I have never been able to find shoes in a thrift store but not for lack of looking. I love thrift store shopping and have found many lovely things over the years. I'm going to enjoy reading your new blog.

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  2. Good idea for a blog :)

    Can you put a follower type button on it so I can sign up as a follower and then get notices when you post something? Thanks!

    I don't usually buy shoes at a secondhand store. Clothes yes, but not shoes. I think its probably because of my mom's philosophy about shoes. She always said to buy the best you could (and she did for us; we didn't have a lot of shoes but we had good sturdy ones) because your feet support your whole body. So I tend to be selective in what I buy; again I don't have many.

    betty

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  3. It is hard to find a man's shoe that is not Worn in an angle he has walked. WE men are a little different about our shoes, we usually wear them until the wear is gone. That is especially true in the Average size range. I have ran across NEW size 13! but much too big.
    I did find a pair of walking shoes once, that looked new.

    Unique title.

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  4. Like your new blog. We are big on thrifting. Our favorite store is a big one in San Antonio and we get a senior discount on Monday or Wednesday. However I don't buy shoes, underwear, swimsuits. I know it doesn't make sense because I do buy socks there. I find the kind I like there and can't find them new anymore. We have found some nice furniture there too.

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  5. Jack (above) is right about men's shoes. They definitely are worn at the "angle" in which we have walked. And men's shoes are always frazzled and worn out.

    Women - on the other hand - don't wear their shoes to death. Often they hardly wear them at all. I'm sure there are a lot of women's "used" shoes that are in near perfect condition.

    Congratulations on your new blog!

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  6. Well, I would buy house items that belonged to somebody else and put them in my home, but the shoes are a bit different for me cause you can't wash them, and I have a thing about that, so I wouldn't want to wear shoes that someone wore every day if I couldn't thoroughly clean them first. That's just my opinion. :)

    ~Sheri

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  7. I appreciate all your comments. It is an interesting topic for sure.

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  8. PS. Alot of the shoes I have thrifted have been brand new. Names like Coach. Ralph Lauren. Mushrooms. Naturalizer, etc are all part of the mix.

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  9. Sounds good. I've never looked at shoes at the resale shops. I wear sneakers most of the time and I get my money's worth out of them. I literally wear them out.

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  10. Hello Taryterre.....Guess what? This past week, during a thrift store jaunt, I found an almost new pair of Bass shoes. Perfect fit! Bought them and swabbed the insides with alcohol tissue upon getting them home. Most Bass shoes begin at about $100 so the $5.99 price tag was fabulous. And they are like walking on a cloud. LOVE them! Cute post. Susan p.s. Thanks for all your visits.

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