(Closed) Pre worn/used shoes

posted 7 years ago in Shoes
Post # 2
8434 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I will buy used clothes, but I draw the line at underwear and shoes (and probably hair accessories if I wore them).  Undies because, well even though they’re washable it just grosses me out; however, I don’t buy used shoes because I can’t really clean them.  I’m sure there are people that have purcahsed used shoes without issue, but I like Cole Haans which aren’t that pricey anyways.

Post # 3
6105 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


It kind of grosses me out. You never know what kind of viruses and stuff people have on their feet.

Also, if those shoes are only $50 I can guarantee they are knock offs

Post # 4
2490 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Ewwwww so not worth it

Post # 5
1476 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I had a pair of snake skin pumps I wore until the heels literally came off. Not the little pad, but the stick. Imagine my excitement wen I found the exact same pair in my size (11!) at Goodwill for $2. I snapped them right up not caring what they came with. Turns out, the previous owner had some sort of crazy gait because they were worn in such a fashion that I could barely stand up in them, let alone walk in any fashion that was suitable for public. I was so bummed but it has kept me from your exact problem. I say no because you don’t know how they are worn. 

Post # 6
2959 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

Usually I would say no to used shoes…buuuut how many times could a pair of shoes like that actually been used ? I have heels in my closet I have worn maybe 2 times. Maybe the women selling these shoes have that same problem, and decided to let some go.

Post # 9
6884 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Nope no way no how,  only time I have bought used shoes is for my son who is 2.5 and that was when he was younger than 2.  I have read time and time again you shouldn’t buy used shoes since shoes tend to mold itself to a person’s foot.

Post # 9
1417 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

Depends on the types of shoes.  Things like boots I will buy because you don’t usually find people wearing boots without socks.  And even if they did, I only wear socks with boots.  I won’t buy shoes that I have to wear barefoot!  Skeeves me out.  

Post # 11
47430 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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ecrowe1218:  Chances are any designer shoes selling for $50 are fakes. For just a little more you can buy new fakes.

Post # 12
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

The hard part is that people have different foot shapes so if you buy second hand shoes there’s a good chance they won’t mold to your feet and since they’ve already been broken in, thre’s no chance for them to at that point. And as Julies1949 said, there’s a good chance they are replicas.

Also just because they are designer doesn’t mean they are comfortable whatsoever. 

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