do you believe that giving shoes is bad luck?

Philippines
June 30, 2009 2:24pm CST
I have heard that once, that giving sandals or shoes to someone close to your heart is bad luck. I have actually experienced that just this year when I gave my close friend a pair of sandals last year. We were really really close like we're sisters but last February, we really had a huge fight. After several months tho, we have reconciled and we've thought that after we exchanged gifts (sandals & shoes), we've noticed that the old saying about giving shoes is really bad luck. So, what do you think?
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• India
1 Jul 09
Different regions harbouring people of different ethnicities have different sayings and superstitions which are deeply embedded in their folklore . I for the one never have heard this particular saying you are referring to but I am curious about the actual genesis of such sayings .Is this saying confined to only the region you hail from or it has spread to the adjoining regions .....one might wonder . I thinks saying and superstitions have deep linkages with spirituality and plays a major role in shaping our culturs
• Philippines
1 Jul 09
I have heard that too, but we are not superstitious particularly on those beliefs. Although what I know is that it is better to give than to receive. That is much more favorable to me. I have been given sandals by my mother in law so i don't think that sooner or later we will fight right we were living a thousand miles apart though we will visit them next week. But if that is true, it should have happen long time back since it was more than months that i accepted the sandal she gave me. We should live our life according to God's will. Our lives will never depend on such if we stick to it because God is in control of every situation and there is a reason for every thing why they happen. Just my opinion. I have nothing against anyone here if they think the opposite of what I have said, i respect them.
@lkumarldh (142)
• India
1 Jul 09
I havnt heard about such thing that giving shoes some is leads to a bad luck.Even if it is tru i never belive on such fake things. Luck is something which cant be changed with lending or getting things from some one. So i dnt believe on such talks.
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@ckyera (17202)
• Philippines
1 Jul 09
no, i don't believe in it. its just one of those many superstition! what happened to both of you also happens to others...its just a coincidence maybe. i can say this coz that never happens to me. my friend also gave me a sandals almost a year ago, but nothing bad happens to us and we become even closer...my brother in law also give a shoes to my husband, and again, nothing bad happens, i gave my brother a shoes, again nothing bad happens... so i think, giving shoes is not the cause of your fight with your friend...it happens to friends really, with or without giving shoes!
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@LadyMarissa (12165)
• United States
30 Jun 09
I've never heard that giving shoes can be bad luck & I've never had that problem!!! Sounds like you & your friend were just acting like sisters & having a spat. I don't think the shoes had any thing to do with it!!! I love shoes & if anybody offer me theirs, I'm going to take them!!!
@Jill22 (265)
• Philippines
30 Jun 09
I really haven't heard of that bad luck thingy with shoes. I don't think so... But I have heard that if you're going to give your boyfriend/girlfriend a necklace, for sure that both of you will break-up. I just don't know if its really true. Why don't you find out? :)
@jugsjugs (13037)
30 Jun 09
There are lots of different things that are classed as bad luck.I always buy shoes for friends and my family as the way i look at it is that it saves them money.Nothing bad has happened to either me,my friends or my family yet and i hope it never happens.Happy Mylotting
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@ema1983 (51)
1 Jul 09
i buy shoes for my boys and nephews all the time and the only bad luck i found was that it leaves a huge hole in my bank balance!
• Philippines
1 Jul 09
hehehe that's what I want to say. Yes, how about us buying shoes for the ones we love, our children? Indeed, the bad luck is, how we are going to replenish the budget. Good thinking em!
• United States
30 Jun 09
I think it is very superstitious and since I am not superstitious, I dont believe it is bad luck. Me and boyfriend have been together for 7 years and I give him shoes every year for either is birthday or for christmas. Sometimes more than one pair for the occasion. So that would be around 14 pairs of shoes. We are still together and still happy and very much in love. I think it is like everything else in life. Some good will happen and some bad will happen. It all just depends on how you look at each circumstance. You can point the finger at a million different reasons that it went good or bad. Or you can look in the mirror and ask yourself what you did to get that outcome. I am glad that you and your friend have made up because nothing is worth losing someone you care about.
• Philippines
1 Jul 09
My boyfriend and I are also in our 11th year this year but the last time I have given him pair of shoes for his birthday, we had a big fight. I really don't know if it's just really a coincidence but somehow, i believe with that superstition. =)
• United States
17 Nov 09
if you believe in superstitions, it will happen. But if you ignore it, believe me, it flips other way! My boyfriend is superstitious, I am not. I gave him a pair of shoes on his birthday. Seven months after,we had a huge fight which almost broke us apart. Then he told me about the shoe superstition. He said he didnt wear it coz he was scared. And I said, "that is b*** ***t, wear it now, our relationship is over anyway. You can throw it if u want" He still didnt wear it, but our fight calm down after couple of weeks. Guess what,he finally wore it for the first time two months ago, and what happened, we became closer to each other than ever. So Id say, let the beliefs flip you or u flip them
@jaiho2009 (36773)
• Philippines
1 Jul 09
it don't think it had any relevance with your misunderstanding my friend...it just maybe happened in time ..very timely with that shoes and sandals exchange gift ,but i don't believe it has to do with your fight.just try to resolve your misunderstanding and everything will be alright again...do not waste your friendship believing a superstition =))
• China
1 Jul 09
No i dont think so...every human thinks differently so it depends on individual what he believes...
@cheenlly (3485)
• Philippines
1 Jul 09
Hmmmm...never heard of that saying before but if i did i will not believe it. Anyway there are a lot of saying and old beliefs, some are proven and some are not but i believe that we people choose our own destiny and that failure and fighting is part of life. So as for my opinion what happen to you was just a coincidence. Friends, love ones and people fight because its part of growing and to make a person better. If not without it, if its all happiness then its not life at all. have a nice day!
• Philippines
1 Jul 09
i do not believe that giving shoes to others is bad luck.. because its the only time i heard that superstitions belief.
@benhilo (873)
• Tripoli, Libya
1 Jul 09
I do not think it is so much bad luck as if you give someone shoes they will leave you. Under what circumstances is any one's guess. I have experienced this too.
• Qatar
30 Jun 09
hi incredibleDNA :) well, I think it has nothing to do with bringing bad luck at all !! coz if the saying is true or good most of the time ,it doesn't mean that we have to believe in it all the time !! my sisters and her friends always exchange things since they were kids now they grow up and they still friends so, sometimes even if there it happens, it means just coincidences !!
• India
30 Jun 09
I believe in these sayings.They have genuine meanings which is linked to spirituality.Many people just bounce them because they lack sufficient knowledge about them.There is a reason why we should not give our old shoes.I may not be able to explain properly the reason.But I have had the bad experience of not obeying to one of these sayings.