How important is it to keep your comfortable shoes looking new?

posted 3 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: How important is it to keep your comfortable shoes looking new?
    Very important, buy a new pair, and if you don't wear them on the big day return them : (2 votes)
    20 %
    Not so important, try and clean up the pair you have and stop wearing them until the wedding : (7 votes)
    70 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    42538 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    There is a big difference between being scuffed a bit on the sole and a shoe that needs cleaning up. I wouldn’t want to wear the latter on my wedding day.

    Post # 4
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    4474 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I would probably buy the 2nd pair at Zappo’s just in case and then return them if you don’t wear them. This way you can continue wearing your shoes without worrying about how they’ll look. Then if they still look fine (usually worse things happen when you’re waiting for them to happen) you can just wear the ones you already have. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think a little bit of wear is exactly no big deal at all. Worn ragged is no good for any day of one’s life, except maybe the “clean out the garage day.”

    Then again, I also am really uninterested in accessories photos, but even if I saw a purpose to them, I wouldn’t need (or necessarily want) everything to look like it came straight from the store. Not much feeling to that, is there?

    The only thing I can think of that’s comparative is my engagement ring… eventually I expect it will have enough wear in the gold that it could be picked up on a macro shot. That’s kind of a romantic thought, in my opinion.

    Post # 6
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    409 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Assuming they are only lightly worn, I don’t see the need to buy a new pair. If they are covered in stains/scuff marks and starting to get holes, yeah, buy a new pair.

    I also don’t understand acessory photos, and don’t know why you would need close up pictures of your backup shoes anyway if you already have wedges to wear for the wedding. I would just save the money and use it on something memorable (maybe something engraved or a wedding keepsake that you can have forever). In 30 years will you really care about a picture of some shoes? And the odds are they they won’t be visible during the reception anyway because your dress will probably cover them up.

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