How old is your oldest shoes?

old shoes - How old is your oldest shoes?

I'm talking about old shoes that you still use and not the one you just keep for display purposes.

The shoes that I am wearing now (my working leather shoes) is 3 years old now. It was given to me by my aunt as a present when she came back to the Philippines from London where she works as a Domestic Helper. (She still works there if you might ask.) I don't really take care of it much, I just applied shoe polish on it when I have time, that's once a month or every other month. I am thank it hadn't worn out yet because I have not money yet to buy a new one.

Are you careful with your shoes? How old are they now? And how do you maintain your shoes?
@richiem (3646)
Philippines
July 10, 2008 6:30am CST
I'm talking about old shoes that you still use and not the one you just keep for display purposes. The shoes that I am wearing now (my working leather shoes) is 3 years old now. It was given to me by my aunt as a present when she came back to the Philippines from London where she works as a Domestic Helper. (She still works there if you might ask.) I don't really take care of it much, I just applied shoe polish on it when I have time, that's once a month or every other month. I am thank it hadn't worn out yet because I have not money yet to buy a new one. Are you careful with your shoes? How old are they now? And how do you maintain your shoes?
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47 responses
• Australia
12 Jul 08
i have a pair of high-heeled shoes that my mother bought me one time when we we were shopping together.gee that would have been eleven years ago ,i still wear them when going out in the evenings i just give them a bit of a wipe and they're good to go. they still look new
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• United States
12 Jul 08
My oldest, frequently worn, shoes are my leather boots. I bought them eight, going on nine, years ago; they are still going strong.
@Monkeyrose (2849)
• Canada
11 Jul 08
This is a funny question because my feet haven't grown since I was 13. I have one pair of black sandles that I bought for grade 7 graduation. I never wear them.. but I keep in case I need a pair. That would make them 12 years old. Just last week I threw out a pair of nike runners that I got in grade 10. I rarely wore them so they lasted a long time. They were 10 years old. My oldest shoes though would be a pair of knee high black boots my mom gave to me. She had them since she was 17.
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@RDugas (247)
• United States
11 Jul 08
The oldest pair of shoes I have is a pair of running shoes I got when I was pregnant with my first child. 8 YEARS AGO!!!!! All my shoes tend to last a long time for me, and usually go out of style WAAAAAAAY before they wear out. Most of my tennis shoes are at least 3 years old. I just wish I could get my children's shoes to last as long! (WISHFUL THINKING!!!)
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@subha12 (18452)
• India
11 Jul 08
they are about 4 years, but now not in a very good condition. so i wear it occasionally.but it is still there and i need it sometimes. other is also 3 years old taht is in good condition.
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@benhilo (871)
• Tripoli, Libya
11 Jul 08
Do the bronze ones count?
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@missbdoll (1168)
• Australia
10 Jul 08
My oldest pair would have yo be over 25 years old.There are black suede and very fine mesh.The have very high heels and were made in France. I didn't were then for many years but always seem to come back to them ever so often for special occasions.
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• United States
10 Jul 08
my oldest pair of shoes are my thong style sanles i have had them now for 6 years i wear them a couple of times a month during the summer but not if i have a lot of walking to do the flat sole just kills my feet
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
Those sure are very old shoes. I think the quality of shoes before are more superior than the quality of the shoes today. The shoes before are meant to last for a longer time. And maybe it's because it is made in France. Have a nice day and thanks for responding!
@mommyboo (13197)
• United States
17 Jul 08
I have very old shoes, probably 10 years or even older. I don't wear a lot of my older ones though because in the summer I wear mostly flip flop and sandal type shoes. I think my Doc Martens are more than 10 years old, probably 12 years lol. I don't do anything special to maintain them, I'm just not rough on them. The only shoes I might abuse are my Nikes, and I put a lot of miles on them so they have to be replaced at least yearly, if not twice a year.
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@mommyboo (13197)
• United States
17 Jul 08
My Doc Martens  - So comfy! I got the shoes instead of boots at the annual sale at Nordstrom's. These are actually boys size 3 because I have dinky feet, and they were only $82 vs buying womens' which were about $130. PRICEY shoes given they are like 12 years old!
Seeing if I can find a picture of them!
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
10 Jul 08
My oldest one is about one year I think..I don't keep any old stuffs in my place.I only keep some old shoes that i can wear and feel comfortable.cheers..
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• China
14 Jul 08
my oldest pair of shoes is about 4 years old,and they are my sports shoes.they are very comfortable and fit for me ,but they are so old that they become a little shabby.they always remind me of the unforgettable time of the past.
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@mykmari_08 (2465)
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
We're quite similar in a couple of ways. First, the shoes I'm wearing now is almost three years old, too. My husband picked this for me when we went shopping last 2005. If my memory serves me right, I have just given birth to our first child then and the money we used to purchase the pair of shoes came from half of my 13th month pay. This shoes bears a name which I really trust. In fact, the pair of shoes I used before these was from the same brand - GIBI. I guess you're familiar with this as I'm also from the Philippines. Second point, I really don't have much savings to spare for a new pair of shoes, to be truthful about it. I just hope that it could still withstand wear and tear until the year ends; in time for the second half of our 13th month pay. Just like you, I don't polish them so often. I believe that being patient and careful of one's belongings is necessary and it helps a person to weather struggles in life. Some people choose to have their properties always brand new. And as I've observed, these people are the ones who are less patient or are careless.
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
mine is more than 3 years old too. it's a Pony low-cut sneaker, plain red. i bought it from my income from my second job and been wearing it since then. when i finally had my second one, a blue high-cut Converse, they are worn alternately. but then after like 3 or 5 times of wearing it, i thought this high-cut doesn't make my feet feel better so i sold it half the original price. so my red Pony had been my common footwear until now. I've worn it during the Muziklaban event at the CCP Open Grounds when it had rained the whole night down to the last performer, that's why we had to walk through deep puddles of mud and rainwater. I've worn it too every rainy seasons when i have to walk through the flooded areas. It was a wonder how it's surviving when I'm not really doing anything to take care of it. i just wear them and go. i'm a rugged type girl and i don't really like wearing smart casual or business attires that will make you conclude i'm working for a BPO company, which often has no dress code policy. in fact, i've had like 4 jobs already and all had no strict dress codes.
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@kidjuwee (612)
• Philippines
3 Aug 08
I have a very old shoes that is about 11 years old. I am not kidding. it's true and It is still wearable. But of course, I don't wear it now often. They are the original One star Converse which is a nice black suede sneakers. It is still very much wearable come to think of it that I wear it to school almost everyday before when I was in high school or college. As for maintaining shoes, i do not really do something to maintain or take care of my shoes. If they become broken , I just throw them away. Especially if I know that they cannot be repaired anymore. =o(
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@hellcowboy (7380)
• United States
3 Aug 08
This is a very good question my friend I would say my oldest pair of shoes is my tennis shoes which I got back when I was in high school which I graduated four years ago,and they are still in excellent condition,I am very careful with them and I keep them neatly in the floor of mine and my fiances closet,and I do not do anything special to maintain them,I just go easy on them.
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• Canada
18 Jul 08
I only own one pair of shoes. Converse hi tops. They usually last me about two years before they have huge holes in the sides and have fallen apart so much they need to be replaced.
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@excellence7 (3496)
• Mauritius
18 Jul 08
I am not that careful with my shoes. All my tennis shoes last for about 8 months but I have purchased a leather shoes about 3 years back and you won't believe I am still using it. I got it stitched once because it was defected- frankly it is in good condition yet and I feel very comfortable when wearing it. No comments
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@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
18 Jul 08
my girbaud sneaker is my oldest one, i think it's 6 years old.. for working shoes im changing every year or twice a year..
@steve9737 (918)
• Colombia
18 Jul 08
I don't have shoes than old because my shoes don't last that much, usually they got holes in a year if I use they often, I have ones that I bought two years ago but I have not wear them much because they are too formal, anyway I think you are a very nice shoes, they looks really good, I think you have took a lot of care of them, I don't have many shoes anyway, I just have three pairs of shoes.
• United States
17 Jul 08
My oldest shoes are right at 3 years old. They are a pair of black Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Tops. I absolutely love them and they are to the point where they are falling apart. Don't get me wrong, I have a few other pairs, but the plain ones are my favorite. I don't wear them during the summer though, I wear flip flops from sometime in March until the beginning of December.
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• Philippines
14 Jul 08
I take care of my shoes very well, and the oldest one is already 9 years old. I bought that pair of shoes back in 1999 as a birthday present for myself and although I don't use it that much, I still use it from time to time, especially during Sundays.
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@myliezl0903 (2731)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
lol! yeah, you got it right! i do have i guess 5 to 6 pairs of shoes that is just store in my closet and i was shocked when i saw that the skin is peeling and i was kinda irratated because i just used it once or twice i guess.,arrgghhh!!! thats why i don't feel like storing shoes now. anyway the one that im wearing now is quite old ., i am using my all time favorite office shoes for just 2 years and i still love wearing it cause i feel comfortable with it.,