Post # 1
i just got a text from my husband that he broke yet another pair of dress shoes today at work…
ugh!! it happens with most footwear he owns, but it’s especially bad with work shoes… i really don’t understand it. the man works a 9-5 desk job, and yet he can crack the souls of a pair of shoes in less than a month. quality seems to be irrelevant. the pair we got at target lasted a whole week longer than their predecessor from Macy’s.
i am willing to invest in a really good pair of shoes if it will actually help, but i am not sure it will… i am trying to figure out whats wrong here. maybe it’s that way he walks?
Post # 3
@bostongirl27: My FI does that with work boots, but they still last a year or so. I work in an office and I can’t imagine any reason why shoes would get ruined. I’d be annoyed too!
Post # 4
It might be the way he walks if it’s every pair of shoes he has. What does he do with his feet at his desk? I know I’ve got a ridge under my desk that I put my feet on sometimes. If he rocks his feet on a ridge of his desk all day that could wear the soles down in one spot really fast. He might not even realize that he’s doing something with his feet all day.
Post # 5
@bostongirl27: OMG my FI is terrible with shoes too. His last longer than yours, but we still have to replace them at least every year. And we are talking, like, $200 hiking shoes. Those mofos are durable!
ETA: And I mean destroyed. Like, holes in them, peeling rubber, the whole shebang.
Post # 6
Is he a really big guy? Does he walk weird? Maybe he should seek our some gait training from a pt if he walks in a way that is wearing them down.
Post # 7
Find a good shoe repair guy! Most soles can be replaced pretty inexpensively.
Post # 8
@bostongirl27: yikes, he’s worse than my H it seems and I do get pretty frustrated with him.
I try to get him nice shoes but he doesn’t really take care of him, and it’s annoying because he has a large size that I usually have to order off the internet. His casual shoes I got him for work aren’t good anymore because he thought it would be a good idea to go hiking up a mountain in them… they were ralph lauren canvas sneakers lol and he encountered a lot of mud and streams >.< aghhh.
Another time…omg I still don’t understand this but we used to use a capillary system to water our plants when we’d go away for more than a week. I’d use old ribbon or shoelaces to do it and would put one end in the pots and the other end in buckets of water and it worked pretty nicely. We added more plants to our balcony garden and I mentioned us setting up the system again and what does H do? He took the leather shoelaces out of his Sperry’s so we could have more things setup for our new plants and the laces were impossible to get back into the shoes and I got him those for our 1st year anniversary.
I know some people say that expensive shoes are worth it in the long run because they’re more durable. But that probably also depends on the shoe itself…I guess try to look up certain models and brands and see what reviewers have to say about it.
Post # 9
FI does this too. But his is more because they get so ratted up that we just have to toss them. He’s a mechanic and they get dirty immediately and we can only wash them so many times before they just basically fall apart. He’s super hard on his work shoes. But at a desk job? I would be confused too :
Post # 10
I recommend getting some GOOD shoes – like good, leather, put together shoes. There is a HUGE difference.
I love brooks brothers – http://www.brooksbrothers.com/mens/shoes/0522,default,sc.html
classic style, awesome quality, great customer service.