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Offline thea63

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Re: New Shoes
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2010, 02:12:28 pm »
I'd have to agree with Tekla, thou after 3 months the sides begin to blow out

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Re: New Shoes
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2010, 06:49:01 pm »
I'd have to agree with Tekla, thou after 3 months the sides begin to blow out

Well for me, that's just it. I buy the more expensive shoes and they last a year easily.
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Re: New Shoes
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2010, 07:25:58 pm »
This is why I only buy skate shoes, they are designed to handle the rough harsh treatment of wood covered in sandpaper etc.. they're the only shoes that last me for eons!! My second newest skate shoes I have are six years old and still going strong, a bit scruffy but good for gardening etc lol.

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Re: New Shoes
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2010, 07:52:22 pm »
If I am going to workout in shoes I spend money on them. I can get them to last for a while as I am using them inside and they need to fit right so I do not hurt myself. For work I just buy the cheapest (steel toed) shoes I can find as they get trashed and all I am doing is walking in them.
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Re: New Shoes
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2010, 06:49:22 pm »
The last time I went shopping for shoes, they were having a "buy one pair, get the 2nd for half price" sale on some. There was one particular pair of Adidas running shoes I liked. White & silver. I just got 2 of that style. It's been several months. The pair I actually run in is getting pretty used looking, but the pair I wear to do whatever is pretty much good as new. Strategy heh.
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Re: New Shoes
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2010, 09:19:28 pm »
I've tried all sorts of sneaker/tennis/running shoes and it never seems to change.  I can cover (because I used to do this with a pedometer, so I know) 25-35 miles in a 17 hour shift.  A lot of that is indoors, up stairs and all.  But the outdoor stuff, the truck ramps, the street and all, it's hard on shoes because the shoes are taking a lot of the weight and stopping energy.  Add to that the fact that I walk or bike most everywhere and that's not a recipe for longevity. And though often they will blow out at the seams around the ball of the foot, most of the time I just plain use out all the rubber/plastic whatever in the sole, which is <poor> to find out if you don't know before it rains.
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Re: New Shoes
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2010, 02:45:55 am »
From Tekla:And though often they will blow out at the seams around the ball of the foot, most of the time I just plain use out all the rubber/plastic whatever in the sole, which is <poor> to find out if you don't know before it rains.

After a week of a heat wave (35C plus) it broke this morning. I was in the car park. It was raining (had forgotten what it was). Yep no umbrella; why carry one in the car in the driest state in the driest continent. Oh well not to worry; Lets just get walking, Yep there is a hole in both Nikes. Hadn't noticed that all week. Is there anything quite so unpleasant than wet socks at the begining of the days work?  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: New Shoes
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2010, 11:27:56 am »
Is there anything quite so unpleasant than wet socks at the begining of the days work?

No actually.  I can be OK soaked from the ankles on up, but when my feet get wet it's just yucck.
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Re: New Shoes
« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2010, 12:24:35 am »
I don't wear shoes out, I just replace them when they go out of style.

...I really should get out more.

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