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Old 08-30-2013, 07:55 AM
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Well, I buy $100 shoes on sale for $35 and they last 4 times longer than $10 shoes.


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Old 08-30-2013, 09:31 AM
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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.
well, for me it's usually the sole that goes.
a walkbehind, an edger then grabbing the trimmer and using the blower adds the miles in hurry.
My feet let me know when the street and turf are getting too close.
I've tried the $$ shoes, they wear out almost as fast.
If someone wants to demo me a pair that will go 2 seasons I'll pay the shipping. lol

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Old 08-30-2013, 07:01 PM
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I got about 5 months out of my last pair of Merrells. I got 3 months out of the last pair of New Balance sneakers.

I had a nice pair of The North Face Hedgehog GTX XCR III they had metal wire for laces and a ratcheting mechanism on the back to tighten them up. Really liked them but the mechanism failed after 6 months and I wore them for another month before the rest of the shoe fell apart.

I'm currently wearing a pair of Hi-Tec Natal Mid WP and the insoles are already starting to break down after 2 months.

I've just ordered a pair of Vasque Breeze GTX 2.0 to try out.

I'd love to get a year out of a pair of shoes!!
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Florida we get jungle rot. Your shoes are wet from morning dew to afternoon showers and sweat. Wet feet are a way of life down here.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:41 PM
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Florida we get jungle rot. Your shoes are wet from morning dew to afternoon showers and sweat. Wet feet are a way of life down here.
Yes forgot to add that part. My shoes almost always wet during season.
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:45 PM
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I've just ordered a pair of Vasque Breeze GTX 2.0 to try out.

I'd love to get a year out of a pair of shoes!!
If you don't like your Vasque's...I fully expect to hear some heat from ya.
But unless you ride a Z/Stander all day, I doubt you'll get a full year out of them...but here's to hoping you do.

(Don't cinch them too tight in the toe area is my best advice.)
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:52 PM
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I wear Fila Skeletoes most of the time, but if I am expecting to work in a yard with dogs, or rye grass that has gone to seed, I will wear my boots. Nothing like the traction I get with the skeletoes. I even plan to start golfing in them, whenever I get to golf again.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:11 PM
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The biggest problem with these threads is there are so many unknowns. I have wide, flat feet and tend to wear the outside of the sole faster on my shoes. You can see the outer edge of my heel hits firsts and gets worn faster than the inner heel. I wear Keen waterproof Siskiyou, http://tinyurl.com/kkfyghf
They work for me because I need the wide toe box but if you have narrow feet they will not work for you. These are the most comfortable for me, the best thing for you to do is try on lots of shoes and maybe even go to a place that does foot mapping and shows you the best for your foot shape. I get a new pair once a year. I usally wear a hole in the sole and kill the waterproofing in a year.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:29 PM
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I wear these: http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/st...9634+933739032

I find them to be have superb comfort and a VERY long-wearing sole. They are waterproof as well. Not the nicest looking boot, but for $40.00 a pair, they offer a lot of value for little dough.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:55 AM
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If you don't like your Vasque's...I fully expect to hear some heat from ya.
But unless you ride a Z/Stander all day, I doubt you'll get a full year out of them...but here's to hoping you do.

(Don't cinch them too tight in the toe area is my best advice.)

Thanks for the advice. At this point I'm more concerned about comfort and how waterproof they will be. If they are comfortable for at least 6 months I'm good.
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