Do you keep your shoes til they fall apart?

@4cuteboys (4102)
United States
May 14, 2007 7:39pm CST
I noticed I have a TON of shoes and sneakers and boots that look pretty good but I never wear anymore. I wonder why I keep them instead of donating them?! I know some people that keep their shoes and sneaks and wear them til they fall apart. I seem to grow bored of shoes quick and just throw them in my closet even after i've only worn them a few times. So my question is, do you keep your sneakers and shoes until they are trash? Or do you get bored like me and just toss them aside for a different pair? Or do you donate them when you are sick of wearing them?
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• United States
15 May 07
I keep my shoes until they fall apart. If I get new ones I still keep my old ones cause I never know when they are going to look good with another outfit. I hate getting rid of shoes. When they fall apart I will throw them away.
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@KrisNY (7592)
• United States
15 May 07
I have numerous pairs of shoes and sneakers also- Most of my sneakers are filthy- I wear them 4-wheeling when I buy a new pair. So these can't be donated. I wear them until they are comfortable and then toss them. Shoes and sandals if they just don't feel right I will drop them off in the clothing drop box- only if they are in good shape. I just bought a pair of great looking brown sandals- they hurt my feet terrible- I'm debating on dropping them this weekend- No sense in keeping them when I won't wear them. My daughter has tons of shoes and outgrows them all the time- She puts the too small ones (in good shape) in her yard sale pile- She sells her stuff she no longer wants or needs and keeps cash- : ) I told her if she does the deal she can have the cash!
@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
16 May 07
LOL that is awesome! I love that idea, I might have to try it so the kids can "downsize" their pile of shoes and toys and what not!!
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@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
15 May 07
Unlike my daughter who must have 20 pairs of shoes, I keep my shoes until they fall apart or until my daughter takes them.
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@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
15 May 07
LOL Swt! Well I guess with 5 boys I wont have to worry about that!! hehe
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@ladyljs (1303)
• United States
15 May 07
I usually wear them until they are ready to throw away! I often will take the old ones and use them for gardening etc., but sometimes, I do things in my good shoes too...I know I shouldn't but I do!
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@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
15 May 07
Me too, I have a pair of shoes I bought just for the treadmill, but now I use them for other stuff too, and will probably get my treadmill all dirty if i ever use it lol
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• United States
16 May 07
I don't seem to wear mine enough for them to fall apart, I have some older ones I don't really wear so I probably should just drop them off in the local clothing donation box, they are still in good shape. So yes, I get bored of wearing a certain pair and toss them aside, i have way too many shoes for a dude.
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@deesamps (653)
• United States
15 May 07
I have several pairs of shoes, because I like shoes! And I rotate them in wear on what looks good with what outfit. I usually keep them and wear them until they fall apart or need to be trashed. Like my favorite pair of brown heeled sandals, I wore them until they did fall apart. We were leaving my mom's house and the sole just ripped apart and I had no shoe! Then another time we were leaving Wal-mart and one of my flip-flops bit the dust in the parking lot. So, yeah, I wear them until they can be worn no more.
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
16 May 07
Yeah, just about the time they feel really comfortable, they are ready to fall apart. I only have a few pair of shoes and don't need 47 pair like the average woman. Nothing wrong with that, you have to always be prepared. Us men like to wing it mostly, as a good worn out pair of tennis shoes goes fine with just about any attire. Unlike my daughter, who is no doubt planning to open up her own shoe store, as she has several pair bought months and months ago that look brand new. And don't get me started on the granddaughter's number of shoes...
@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
16 May 07
LOL that is funny about your daughter! haha. I dont have 47 pairs (yet) but I will if I don't bite the bullet and actually do something with the ones I have now and haven't touched!
@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
15 May 07
With me i get all the use out of anything i have as i find being on a tight budget i just cant throw things aside and by new just because i am tired of it. When my sneakers become ratty i will replace them with new but then the old ones get promoted to other uses. I usally use them around home for yardwork and moving the lawn stuff like that and usually when they get that old they are just getting comfortable too lol.
@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
17 May 07
Yeah, my hubby has a ratty pair specifically for mowing the lawn and doing yard work!
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
15 May 07
I usually wear them until they are just about worn out LOL and really no use to anyone else. I don't have many shoes just a few like one pair of sneakers, two casual flat shoes, 1 pair of boots, 1 pair of heels and two sets of jandals..i think thats it! :)
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
18 May 07
Thanks for best response :)
@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
15 May 07
I have some that are really falling apart and i just love them so much that my heart does not wanna let go *lol* I also have alot of shoes that I have worn a few times and they are now just collecting dust. I have also thouhgt about donating them, I do not know why i havent done it yet. I will take this discussion as an omen and donate them fist thing tomorrow =)
@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
15 May 07
I need to as well, hopefully we can do it tomorrow since today is mostly over!!
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• Malaysia
25 Jul 07
In fact I do keep them until they fall apart! Lol. Actually I only have two pairs and I am not fond of buying many shoes. i will wear them until the end of their usage condition. Lol.
@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I get rid of them right away and go shopping for new ones.
@k1tten (2321)
• United States
28 May 07
I definitely wear my shoes until they go. My favorite pair of shoes decided to die during this past winter. That is the only time I'll get new shoes, if they die.
• United States
28 May 07
I usually wear my shoes for a certain amount of time before I can't stand them anymomre because they are rather worn out, and instead of getting rid of them, my mom ends up taking them and wearing them. She gets more use out of them than I do. There are a lot of my old shoes around here that my mom 'uses' but she always ends up going to a local donation store and buying a couple of really nice, cheap pairs anyway so I'm not sure why I let her keep them around. I'm not a huge shoe person myself, so I only wear one pair of shoes. Sneakers and a pair of dress shoes since I really hate dressing up anyway.
@jlara_gtr34 (3492)
• Philippines
21 May 07
yes, i do keep my shoes until they fall apart. i am a person who is really trying hard to be very frugal because we are facing times of crisis. :) i take care of my shoes so as not to have the need to buy new ones. :)
• United States
15 May 07
HI there yes i keep my shoes til they have holes in them then i will toss them i figure if the shoe fits and is comfortable why not just keep wearing the shoes? It also saves on money too jenny
@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
15 May 07
I keep mine until they are almost trash, as far as "hles" go...I don't wear shoes with holes, but I do pretty much buy the same pair everytime I buy shoes and they are black and eventually start to turn greenish and the steel toe start poking out,...then I get new ones...
• United States
15 May 07
My weakness is shoes and sandals. If I like something, I usually get them in 2 colors and keep wearing them until I find a new style. When I look at my closet and I got plenty already, I take out the ones that I think I probably won't wear again then give it to my relatives. Usually they are almost new. Right now, what am crazy about are the ballet flats. So, I got 3 of them and since late last year and until now, I am wearing them all the time. Probably it is because I am expecting so it is very comfortable wearing them.
@alpine_007 (1476)
• Pakistan
15 May 07
i only have slipper and a pair of joggers and i really don't like to have more shoes, i keep my shoes until they are comfortable and look nice, when the shoes starts to need repair i change them
• United States
15 May 07
I used to but since i've had my daughter I cant really get comfortable in heels now so, i've given alot of designer shoes to the salvation army.