i want to give up on buying shoes

@hotsummer (10466)
Philippines
March 25, 2012 11:58pm CST
i bought a pair of shoes for the third time but still i was not feeling comfortable in the style that i chose. that i felt that the color and the style is not suitable with my get up. so it is just sitting on the shoe cabinet. but the one i bought 4 days back is worth only about $8. although it is still big amount of money for money. i don't mind to spend more as long as i am comfortable with it and feel that the style won't look weird at all on my get up. so i am just sticking wearing slippers or sandals. that is more easy to pair with the get up i have. it usually looks okay with whatever i wear when i just wear sandals or some slippers going to the malls. the kind of style i used to buy is not any more sold in the storei bought it. so i am forced to buy things that does not look good on me. the one i used to wear which was already worn out and i threw already in the garbage was worth about $5 back then. it was very light though it does not look expensive it just suit well with whatever i wear.
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9 responses
• Canada
26 Mar 12
hmmm... where do you buy your shoes? They are cheap... If you say so that you are comfortable with the sandals or slippers you are wearing then use it. Or maybe the brand that you are using are very comfortable for you, then you can stick to it. Just buy pair of shoes for special occasion. Like 3 or 5 pairs to match what you wear. And keep it in a shoe bag right after you use it so it wont get worn or old. If you have leather shoes buy a leather lotion so you can always keep it new. Put a lotion at least once or biweekly and never keep it in a hot place. But actually in terms of shoes for what I know a person should not wear the same shoes everyday I mean a person should be wearing different height of heels or not always use flats or high heels. Coz did you know that sometimes when we feel stress it's not really about we felt stress in our body because of work or problems we are dealing with? It is also about what we wear on our feet! Changing shoes can help us relieves stress. And a normal businessman should have at least 45 pairs of shoes. :)
• Canada
26 Mar 12
I mean wearing different kinds of shoes everyday help us "release stress"...
• United States
26 Mar 12
Why not go to a better store, spend a bit more money and buy shoes that you actually like, are comfortable and that you will wear? Otherwise, you might as well just have torn that money up and thrown it into the trash; that is what buying things that you won't use is the equivalent of. I'm currently on the hunt for a pair of wedges. Unfortunately, I haven't yet found the ones that I want. I will know them when I see them, though.
@aprilsong (1886)
• China
26 Mar 12
Hi,though as you said, the shoes costs not much money, but don't you think it is a waste you buy lots of things that can't put into real use? I think comfortable is the most important thing. Especially when we enter our 30s. I don't know your age, but as a woman over 30 years old, now i pay more attention on comfort and quality. When i was a teenage and in my 20s, i put appearance in the first palce when i buy things, now i change a lot.
@maezee (34549)
• United States
26 Mar 12
Can you find these kinds of shoes maybe online, like on eBay or Craigslist? Maybe you could buy a used pair... I mean, it might be kind of gross, but at least it's your kind of shoe. My best advice is if you can't find that old model of shoes, keep searching. There has to be some brand that fits you well and is comfortable for you.
@eljayo (1107)
• Philippines
26 Mar 12
Hi! I think you are an impulsive buyer. I suggest that you really think about it before you buy something. Because its a lot of waste if you buy it and you still do not feel using it.
@youless (94721)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Mar 12
I don't often buy shoes. But once I buy new shoes, usually they are not very cheap ones. Since the less expensive shoes are usually not comfortable. And most of all, their quality is not good and you can't wear it for a long time. Finally it costs more since the shoes are not durable. I love China
@tessa9 (1086)
• Philippines
26 Mar 12
I have about 20 pairs of shoes but I only use about half of it majority of the time. Some of the shoes are for different seasons and some are the trendy stuff. I never buy a shoe that I don't think that I will not wear two years from now. Refrain from buying shoes that are on trend, but only one trendy shoes a year. The classic black and red colored shoes are classic and so is camel so stick with those. I also like those three colors because no matter what the style of the shoe is, it still looks classic and not too much. Also think about the money that you can be saving. What works for me is thinking about the bigger picture. Every time I want to save money, I always think about the bigger picture. For example, saving 10% of your monthly salary or allowance may not seem like a lot but what I do is think about it in months. So If I save ten percent of my salary for a year then I will have a pretty good sum of money at the end of the year.
@SIMPLYD (86530)
• Philippines
26 Mar 12
It's alould always the comfort that we should primarily look for in a shoes. What would a fashionable shoes do to you, if it will end up hurting your feet. But as to color, i always choose beige or skin tone or sometimes white or gray, when i buy shoes, other than black of course for the uniform. Same with my bag, it's always at that color. That way, any color of my tees or get-up would suit them both.
• United States
26 Mar 12
I don't have two pairs of shoes in my closet. I only own one pair of shoes. I think I should start picking up more for it would better with my dresses..