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Re: Difficult to get rid of shoes

Got rid of heels 👠 since no longer working. It’s been two years so part of purging. I’m ok with it

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Re: Difficult to get rid of shoes

I can get rid of the ones that hurt my feet!

 

I have one hammer toe, some days are worse than others and not every shoe works every day.   But I still hang on to them.

 

But I have many pairs, so they hardly ever wear out.

I wear all the shoes I own

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Re: Difficult to get rid of shoes

I gave 3 garbage bags full of shoes away to a lady who was doing a shoe drive to raise money for her choir. I'm not sure how that was done, but she picked up the shoes, and I was glad to get rid of them. It forced me. Now, having said that, I should probably fill 3 (or 30) more bags full of shoes that I haven't worn ONCE all summer. I need to remember that the time to get rid of them is just at the end of the season when you know what you wore and didn't wear and just get some charity tax deductions....while cleaning out the mess of shoes.

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Re: Difficult to get rid of shoes

Shortly before I retired, I was going through my shoes.  So I decided I would wear a different pair to work everyday. I could not believe how uncomfortable many were. I couldn't wait to get them off my feet and into the donation pile.

 

They were easy. I donated about 12 pairs.

 

I threw out 2 pairs the other day. I have to go back and finish going through my closet of shoes. I know I will never wear many of them again. And I seem to end up wearing the same shoes. I know I do not need 9 pairs of navy pumps.

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Re: Difficult to get rid of shoes


@lovesallanimals wrote:

Last week we went to a concert and I wore a pencil skirt and needed a pumo with a heel to go with it.  Looked at my stash and there it was from about 15 years ago, still in style and still in mint condition.

 

@lovesallanimals

This is exactly why I tend to keep shoes. I might need them some day. 😉

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Re: Difficult to get rid of shoes

Well...I got rid of 7 pairs of shoes! Two pairs were worn often and thrown out. One pair was never worn so I resold them. The other 4 pairs were worn only a few times in the last few years so I donated them. Hope I don’t regret giving those away. 😩

 

Of course, now there is room for new shoes, but I am going to try really hard to wear what I have and not buy any until there is a true need! 😳

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Re: Difficult to get rid of shoes

Several years ago I had surgery on my left foot and ankle. After I finally got out of the cast and boot , I realized that foot was now a different shoe size. I had to throw away every pair of shoes I owned because I could no longer get my left foot into them. Then when I went to buy new shoews I had to buy 2 pair - one size for the rt foot and one size for the left foot - very expensive. I have since discovered that Clarks carries a lot of sandals in the summer which close with velcro that can be adjusted in width so that has saved me a lot of money. I buy the wide width and just make the rt one smaller. Fortunately , I live in Florida so I don't really need winter shoes.

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Re: Difficult to get rid of shoes

My eyes were in awe of some lovely shoes that were for sale at donation center this week😢too bad they didn’t fit. B.McKowski, Banana Republic, some Italian leather ones..,
Most hardly worn. Guess lady didn’t want to ship or take back because they didn’t work.
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Re: Difficult to get rid of shoes

Nope.  I am not emotionally wed to my shoes. 

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Re: Difficult to get rid of shoes

I have a lot of shoes so it wasn't hard to purge ones that didn't fit well after my feet got narrower in the heel and wider in the forefoot. As well shoes that didn't have good insole padding ended up hurting my feet so they had to go, even if they were unworn or barely worn. I had pumps that I could not get to stay on my heels even with heel liners so they had to go as what would be the point in hobbling in a pair of shoes that won't stay on your feet?