me and shoes - wtf?

pontifex

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Dec 5, 2000
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i don't know what it is about me and shoes but they never last more than a few months.

i bought a pair of new balance a few months back and while the outside is good, the inside is like worn out.

i used to buy skechers and the rubber on the outsides would come part from the rest of the shoe.

maybe i need to start buying several pairs and rotate between them?
 

waggy

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Dec 14, 2000
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heh Since i have ankle and hip problems i been in physical therapy for years. learning how to walk correctly has been the main thing.

So since i tend to walk correctly my shoes last for years. they usually last about 3-5 years before the sole wears out.
 

iversonyin

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According to Salvatore Ferragamo:

1. A new pair of shoes should never be worn for many consecutive hours. Once your feet are completely accustomed to the shoes, you can begin to wear them all day.
2. Never wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row. Let them rest for at least a day before wearing them again.
3. Always use a shoehorn when putting on your shoes.
4. Before removing a lace-up shoe, loosen the laces completely so the shoe slips off more easily.
5. Once you have taken off your shoes, insert the made-to-measure shoetrees.
6. Shoetrees should also be used when shoes are wet from rain or snow. In this case, the shoes should not be rested on the soles but on their sides, and left to dry for an entire day.
7. Each time you wear a pair of shoes the should be cleaned and polished, even when they still look shiny.
8. Should you not wear your shoes for some time, coat them with a thin layer of polish, put them in the cloth sack provided, and keep them soles down in a box.
 

MichaelD

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Jan 16, 2001
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Originally posted by: iversonyin


According to Salvatore Ferragamo:

1. A new pair of shoes should never be worn for many consecutive hours. Once your feet are completely accustomed to the shoes, you can begin to wear them all day.
2. Never wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row. Let them rest for at least a day before wearing them again.
3. Always use a shoehorn when putting on your shoes.
4. Before removing a lace-up shoe, loosen the laces completely so the shoe slips off more easily.
5. Once you have taken off your shoes, insert the made-to-measure shoetrees.
6. Shoetrees should also be used when shoes are wet from rain or snow. In this case, the shoes should not be rested on the soles but on their sides, and left to dry for an entire day.
7. Each time you wear a pair of shoes the should be cleaned and polished, even when they still look shiny.
8. Should you not wear your shoes for some time, coat them with a thin layer of polish, put them in the cloth sack provided, and keep them soles down in a box.


Very nice "shoe care tips." They are aimed soley (pun :D) at preserving the leather on a GOOD pair of shoes. A pair of Ferragamo shoes starts at around $300 if you're lucky. A $75 pair of New Balance sneakers are disposable.

Now don't get me wrong; I make sure my $75 Nikes/Pumas/NB get wiped with a wet sponge after a few wearings. If the laces are white, I'll wash them every few weeks too. But there comes a time when things just start to wear out.

I think the OP is a lumberjack...in a forest of broken glass...at the Equator. I could never wear out shoes/sneaks that quickly. :confused:
 

pontifex

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i'm referring to sneakers in this post.

i wear the same pair of sneakers every day, for at least 10 hours a day.

its just regular walking. i don't really do any running or strenuous activity in them.