When did you last buy your footwear.

@dpk262006 (56482)
Delhi, India
March 7, 2017 12:23am CST
We all love to wear comfortable and best footwear. We often replace our footwear, whenever we feel that the existing one has worn out. Same is the case with me. While going for a new footwear, I generally feel that my footwear has worn out too soon and probably I bought it few months ago only, which may not the case. I do not keep a record or do not remember when did I buy my existing footwear. I feel that due quality and material every footwear has life and it gets worn out after certain period of time and should be replaced. Do you keep a record or retain in your memory when did you last purchase your footwear? Do you take into consideration the estimated life of footwear before discarding it or you replace it, as and when you feel that you want to buy a new one? Image courtesy - Google
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• New Delhi, India
7 Mar 17
Hahaha. I can buy footwear everyday. I'm crazy about them. I bought 2 pairs just last Sunday
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
7 Mar 17
How many pairs of footwear you have at present?
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• New Delhi, India
7 Mar 17
@dpk262006 I will have to count and then tell..but for sure more than 20
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
7 Mar 17
@amitkokiladitya You mean to say that without counting you could tell it is more than 20? It means after counting, it will be around 30?
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@magallon (18119)
• Philippines
7 Mar 17
The latest pair that I bought was last December. it is somewhat expensive but will surely lasts for a long time.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
7 Mar 17
I can understand that if you have bought a footwear in December, you would remember the month of buying because only two months have elapsed so far. My point is - will you be able to recall after 6-8 months that you bought it in December? Do you keep record or do you have a sharp memory regarding your last purchase?
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@magallon (18119)
• Philippines
7 Mar 17
@dpk262006 I can remember I bought a new shoes last June 2016 that was before my classmate arrived from Australia. then I also bought another shoes before we go to Singapore last August 2014, I am still using it until now.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
7 Mar 17
@magallon OMG! You have an amazing and superlative memory, as far as your footwear are concerned. Hats off to you. How do you have such a sharp memory, please give some tips to me also.
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@Nawsheen (22958)
• Mauritius
7 Mar 17
Quite often. I like to have a large variety of shoes around so that i can match them with what im wearing. Im addicted to buying shoes i guess
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
8 Mar 17
You are the third one on this discussion, who has stated that women need large number of footwear to match their outfit and they do not mind buying a new one, even if they have enough stock.
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@Nawsheen (22958)
• Mauritius
8 Mar 17
@dpk262006 haha that's true indeed. I think majority of women just love shopping. And buying shoes is their preference
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
8 Mar 17
@Nawsheen It means footwear/shoes are high on the priority list of women.
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@LadyDuck (176508)
• Switzerland
7 Mar 17
I more or less remember when I bought my shoes, if I see a pair of shoes that I like and the shoes are for sale I buy, because I know that shoes do not last as long as they used to last in the past. I bought my last pair of shoes about 2 months ago.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
8 Mar 17
Does it mean that you buy your footwear where there is a sale because even if those footwear do not last long, you don't feel bad because you bought it at reduced price.
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@LadyDuck (176508)
• Switzerland
8 Mar 17
@dpk262006 I have a small size and it usually is for sale because it is not the most common. I buy good quality shoes that are for sale because the size does not sell well.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
8 Mar 17
@LadyDuck It means it is other way round, yours is a small size and generally small sizes are not demanded by the customers, therefore, you get the footwear of your choice and size through sale.
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@allknowing (69447)
• India
7 Mar 17
i have a few pairs and I do not remember when it was the last time I bought them.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
7 Mar 17
Many a times we do not remember about date of last purchase of footwear either because we use more than one pair or we feel these are not things to remember.
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@allknowing (69447)
• India
7 Mar 17
@dpk262006 Our life is filled with purchases
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
7 Mar 17
@allknowing Yes, you are right.
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
7 Mar 17
I don't keep track of that. My footwear has years of lifetime. So, it is not easy for me to recall when I bought it. Not that it matters to me personally. I recently bought a new pair of Campus shoes...last November I think... that too after more than 6 years of buying a sport shoe like that. I only buy one when I need one or if my present one has fallen into disrepair. Usually, I have to buy sandals frequently. They get damaged easily. ..........I am not a heel kind of girl so they are few and far between.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
7 Mar 17
Either you don't walk much or your gait is so perfect that shoes remain in service till 5-6 years. Alternatively, you perhaps buy such shoes which have very solid sole/base, consequently they last longer. How frequently do you buy or change your sandals? How many pairs do you use at a time? You are very wise because wearing heals could result into health hazards.
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
8 Mar 17
@dpk262006 My gait? I am balance-impaired. One other reason I don't buy heels. I wear sandals more than I wear shoes so, shoes last long. Though I agree that soles are never the reason I buy new footwear. Either I break it by tripping or the straps weren't of good quality or the adhesive stops working. Even the slippers I use at home have no bearing on the soles. I guess I don;t weight much or I put equal weight on each part of my foot?
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
9 Mar 17
@Daljinder What is balance impaired? (It is a new term for me). If you wear shoes on less occasion, than your shoes are likely to last longer. Straps on ladies sandals are not of very good quality and stylish/trendy, therefore, these straps come out easily. May be your body is just appropriate and your footwear do not wear out so easily.
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@celticeagle (119864)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Mar 17
All I have to do is go into the site where I buy my footwear and check for past purchases.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
8 Mar 17
Do you always purchase online?
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@celticeagle (119864)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Mar 17
@dpk262006 .....Of late yes. I am house bound.
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@rina110383 (24070)
7 Mar 17
The last time I bought one was last year. Yes, I do take it into account before disposing it. I only buy a new one when needed.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
7 Mar 17
Do you mean to say that the last footwear you bought was 12 months ago? It is fine that you take into account the age of footwear before replace it with a new one.
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@ptrikha_2 (10234)
• India
24 May 17
@dpk262006 At times, I have changed footwear even after 2 years. However, some doctors tell to change earlier.
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@pammooratan (4676)
• India
7 Mar 17
Before six months. And you..?
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
7 Mar 17
Are you recalling it through your memory? I recently bought a new pair of running shoes. I thought that previous ones have worn out so I need to buy new ones. I felt that it was few months ago only that I bought my previous pair of shoes, however, when I checked the record that my shoes has become one and half years old and are needed to be replaced.
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@ptrikha_2 (10234)
• India
24 May 17
@dpk262006 I bought Lotto brand recently. What about you-Nike/Puma/Adidas/Reebok/Lotto/Globalite?
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@marlina (77995)
• Canada
7 Mar 17
I buy new shoes when I feel they are needed.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
7 Mar 17
When do you feel that new shoes are needed?
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@Sreekala (23718)
• India
7 Mar 17
Yes, I can recollect the time since I buy a pair of foot wear on my visit to my native place on every summer vacation in June. I learned some particular company’s foot wear is lasting long time and for the same reason I prefer to buy it on my visit. As you may aware that in winter season we have to depend on shoes here in this place that is hardly for 4 months. Rest of the 8 months I used to wear the foot wear which I bought from my native place. If I buy one pair it lasts for 2 years.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
8 Mar 17
It is good to hear that you have identified an outlet, situated at your native place, from where you buy footwear during every summer vacation. I understand those footwear last long and are better than any branded footwear. This way you save money also because branded footwear are very expensive and there is no guarantee that it will last long.
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@JudyEv (134917)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Mar 17
I mostly buy shoes because an old pair has worn out or have ceased to be comfortable for some reason.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
7 Mar 17
Yes, you have mentioned the precise reason for replacing a footwear. We replace our footwear when the existing one has lived its life.
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@minx267 (14603)
• Hartford, Connecticut
7 Mar 17
I think I bought some new shoes about 10 months ago. I bought a few pair but there is one I fell is very comfortable and convenient to slip on. All shoes are not made equal.. I recall buying hiking boots from Walmart and they still looked brand new hardly any wear on them or to the soles yet they seems were falling apart from the sole and making a hole that water could get in.. making my hiking boots useless. I no longer buy shoes from Walmart because of this. I started buying quality shoes, they cost a little more, but my feet also feel so much better for it!
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
7 Mar 17
How do you remember that your bought your shoes ten months ago? Do you rely on your memory or keep a record? I understand your point that there may be some footwear which are made of good stuff and they last longer. Does Walmart is a retailing chain or is a brand for footwear?
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@minx267 (14603)
• Hartford, Connecticut
7 Mar 17
@dpk262006 I think I remembered having them new in the spring.. and it is almost that time of year again. but.. I can easily check to see exact date because I bought them on Amazon.com and they keep the records of my purchases. :)
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@minx267 (14603)
• Hartford, Connecticut
7 Mar 17
@dpk262006 HaHa. I just checked and it was May 22 when I purchased these shoes.. so my memory was quite accurate.
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@sol_cee (17389)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
15 Mar 17
I bought a pair just recently but not for me. Does it count?
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
15 Mar 17
Did you buy it for me? Now you have reached Japan?
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@sol_cee (17389)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
18 Mar 17
@dpk262006 Are you here? lol
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
18 Mar 17
@sol_cee What do you mean by saying "Are you here"? I am omnipresent.
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@SIMPLYD (83124)
• Philippines
7 Mar 17
Usually my footwears are still good when I give them away. I have several footwears, because I wear them according to what I will be wearing to for my clothes. That way, not all of them will wear out at once. Usually they last me for about two to 3 years and don't like them anymore so I give them away to our helpers.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
7 Mar 17
It means that you have many footwear to match your outfit/dress and as there number is quite large, these footwear do not wear out before 2-3 years. How many pairs do you have by the way?
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@SIMPLYD (83124)
• Philippines
8 Mar 17
@dpk262006 There are only a few, a combination of casual and office wears. All with heels. The casuals are at least 1 inch high. I don't know how to use a flat shoes.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
8 Mar 17
@SIMPLYD What is the total count?
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7 Mar 17
I think two months ago.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
8 Mar 17
You mean to say that you bought a new pair of footwear just two months ago?
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8 Mar 17
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@nomus24g (24913)
• India
7 Mar 17
2 yrs back, on Sale that too
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
7 Mar 17
Do you keep a record that you purchased your last footwear two years ago and you check it before buying a new one?
@Bodyandbrain (13815)
• Gurgaon, India
10 Mar 17
Generally I remember when did I last purchased my footwear, maybe the reason is that I don't have many.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
10 Mar 17
How do you remember that when did you last buy your footwear? Through memory or do you keep a record?
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• Gurgaon, India
10 Mar 17
@dpk262006 I don't keep records, it's all about memory.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
10 Mar 17
@Bodyandbrain It means you have a sharp memory.
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@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
7 Mar 17
In women's case, we don't wait for our shoes to wear out before buying a new pair. In my case, I purchase also tall kinds of footwear for different uses and in different styles and fashion. It has to match my clothes and my bags. So I don't really replace the old ones, I just add more.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
8 Mar 17
Yes, Toni you have rightly pointed out that many women do not wait for existing pair of footwear to wear out before going out for a new one. Here one of our friends [ @amitkokiladitya ] mentioned that she has 26 pair of footwear at present and she wants more. How many pairs of footwear have you added in your store and what is their count?
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@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
10 Mar 17
@dpk262006 I don't usually count them.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
10 Mar 17
@toniganzon It means you have countless pair of footwear.
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@shshiju (10567)
• Cochin, India
14 Mar 17
Last week I bought a pair because current one damaged. I bought new one when the old one is damaged.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
15 Mar 17
You do not keep a record of your footwear, when you buy them, you just replace it, when needed.
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@shshiju (10567)
• Cochin, India
15 Mar 17
@dpk262006 Currently I am not keeping a record. It is a good practice.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
15 Mar 17
@shshiju If you do not feel like keeping record and it works fine for you, then no need for maintaining any record.
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