I’ve bought my share of used things the past few years, but never used shoes. Until now.
My daughter and I recently went on a quest for dress shoes. We went to our local used store and had a ton of fun (I almost felt like I owed the store a few bucks for the entertainment).
Entertainment? Sure. Trying on used shoes is fun. You don’t have to wait to see if they have your shoe size. Instead, any shoe you see is fair game. Stilettos. Clogs covered in beads. Biker boots. Ever wonder what it feels like to walk in someone else’s shoes? No need to wonder, you can find out instantly!
My daughter tried on nearly every size six shoe. Some she tried on seriously – as in “Mom can I get these.” And others she tried on just for fun (she knew stilettos were out).
We spent a good half hour trying on shoes. Naysayers might jump in and say that used shoes are not a good idea. Used shoes have molded to someone else’s tootsies and won’t fit your tootsies properly.
However, I’ve been thinking about getting a boot-like shoe and this one is quite nice.
Cost? 10 bucks.
My new used boots appear to be lightly worn, so hopefully they haven’t molded to someone else’s foot.
I’ve worn these boots three times and they’re comfortable (for a dress shoe).
Not sure I’m ready to buy used everyday shoes, but used dress shoes? Sure. I wear dress shoes infrequently and don’t feel compelled to spend big.
Buying used saves you money and saves resources (a win win).
Do you buy used? Used shoes anyone?