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Old 08-29-2013, 04:50 PM
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Have worn Ecco shoes for the last 15 years. Very comfortable. Before going fulltime here I delivered soda for long long time. Ecco shoes were the most comfortable I could find. Not cheap but worth it to me.
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:10 PM
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I cycle through new balance cross trainer's. I walk everything-and I think I'm on my 6th pr. for the season? I can burn 'em up pretty fast. Due for a sock restock for sure.
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:05 PM
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Have worn Ecco shoes for the last 15 years. Very comfortable. Before going fulltime here I delivered soda for long long time. Ecco shoes were the most comfortable I could find. Not cheap but worth it to me.
I 'did' like Ecco...but they seem to change their styles WAY too often...can't seem to find what I had more than a time or two...and then it's ALL way different.
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:11 PM
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I cycle through new balance cross trainer's. I walk everything-and I think I'm on my 6th pr. for the season? I can burn 'em up pretty fast. Due for a sock restock for sure.
I'm with you. I'm currently cycling through my 3rd and 4th pairs of Vasque's. While I'd like to spend less money on footwear, my body dictates differently. A good pair of hikers will last around 10 weeks before my body rejects them. The boots may appear OK on the outside, but they've broken down internally and I FEEL it somewhere (Feet? Ankle? Knee? Hip? Back?)... Simple fix...another new pair & I'm pain free and back in business.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:48 PM
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Yup, I can spend as much as I want and nothing, absolutely nothing lasts ALL season.
So I get $10 shoes, I go through 4-6 pairs a year.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:56 PM
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The last post echoes comments made in other posts, "... 4-6 pairs a year."

I'm curious, what defines failure of a pair of shoes that requires replacement? Of all the comments about "4-6 pairs ...," or similar, nobody says why they needed a replacement. Do the soles wear out? Do the sides split? Do they get dirty? Do they get wet and shrink? Does the dog chew them? Well, j/k about the dog. But, there has to be some good reasons why so many pairs of shoes for one year. As somebody who gets at least one full year of service, I'm just wondering why other shoes are replaced so often.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:06 PM
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I wear basketball shoes. I have size 17 feet so I wear what I can find.
Wow! Bet it would take an Army to push you over.. LOL
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:14 PM
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The last post echoes comments made in other posts, "... 4-6 pairs a year."

I'm curious, what defines failure of a pair of shoes that requires replacement? Of all the comments about "4-6 pairs ...," or similar, nobody says why they needed a replacement. Do the soles wear out? Do the sides split? Do they get dirty? Do they get wet and shrink? Does the dog chew them? Well, j/k about the dog. But, there has to be some good reasons why so many pairs of shoes for one year. As somebody who gets at least one full year of service, I'm just wondering why other shoes are replaced so often.
Seems that shoes/boots fail faster the older you get. For me toes and ankles start hurting and I can feel the foot support junk becoming flexible over time.
I went to "Good Feet"
they said I had ideal feet. Then tried to sell me some $80 arch supports. To make my feet better than ideal I guess. LOL

I usually wear my footwear until the tread is flat. Unlike a truck tire tread that I will change between 4 and 3/32nds.

I learned in the Marines to keep backup gear available and ready. Nothing worse than working with wet feet for 10-12 hours.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:20 PM
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The last post echoes comments made in other posts, "... 4-6 pairs a year."

I'm curious, what defines failure of a pair of shoes that requires replacement? Of all the comments about "4-6 pairs ...," or similar, nobody says why they needed a replacement. Do the soles wear out? Do the sides split? Do they get dirty? Do they get wet and shrink? Does the dog chew them? Well, j/k about the dog. But, there has to be some good reasons why so many pairs of shoes for one year. As somebody who gets at least one full year of service, I'm just wondering why other shoes are replaced so often.
I have 3 pair of running shoes I've been rotating since last season.
2 are worn smooth on the bottom.
1 pair is no longer comfy due to the insole being worn out.
1 pair is like new.

Usually a new insole pad will extend the life of the shoe.
A decent shoe isn't likely to wear out in a month or three.


I think that if you're buying ten dollar shoes, you get what you pay for.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:15 AM
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What I mean by they wear out?
The soles wear through, the seams come apart, among other things the whole shoe falls to pieces.

One thing I did find out, size matters, or more precisely, the fit.
The better the shoe fits, the longer it lasts.
At least from that perspective, doesn't make it last forever but finding the shoe that fits makes a difference.

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I think that if you're buying ten dollar shoes, you get what you pay for.
Yup, and if you buy $100 shoes they don't last ten times as long as ten dollar shoes either, and to me that's a waste of money.
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