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I recently ordered and received two pair of ballet flats from Talbots.  They were expensive and I like them a lot.

Now that we are finally getting out a little more, I'm dressing up more.  The problem is, I haven't been wearing my Talbots shoes because I'm afraid I'll wreck them.  So, what's the point of buying them?  Am I just a shoe collector?

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Re: Hesitate to wear new shoes

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@seaglass1 wrote:

I recently ordered and received two pair of ballet flats from Talbots.  They were expensive and I like them a lot.

Now that we are finally getting out a little more, I'm dressing up more.  The problem is, I haven't been wearing my Talbots shoes because I'm afraid I'll wreck them.  So, what's the point of buying them?  Am I just a shoe collector?


I hear ya. That's why I don't spend too much for things. The more something costs, the more I want it to stay perfect and for longer. That's not reasonable so I only spend a reasonable amount regardless of what my bank account indicates I could do.

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Re: Hesitate to wear new shoes

Maybe return one of the pairs so you feel more inclined to wear the other??

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Re: Hesitate to wear new shoes

Wear one pair and save the other. This puts off the final decision.  You can be a practical collector.

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Re: Hesitate to wear new shoes

@seaglass1    I find if I put Old-fashioned shoe trees in my better shoes, it really help retain their shape and ceaseless "newness". 

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Re: Hesitate to wear new shoes

@seaglass1  Wear them. If they get ruined there is always a new style or color waiting in the wings. What are you saving them for? I find when I save something for that special occasion it never comes and the season is over. As was stated use shoe trees they do keep the shoe looking better for a longer period of time.

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Re: Hesitate to wear new shoes

wear them or return them

 

otherwise in 2 years you will be wondering what to do with them 

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Re: Hesitate to wear new shoes

If I'd done this, I would see it as me buying to just buy something I like, not me buying something I need.   I'm a need only shopper.  

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Re: Hesitate to wear new shoes

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@seaglass1  Wear them. If they get ruined there is always a new style or color waiting in the wings. What are you saving them for? I find when I save something for that special occasion it never comes and the season is over. As was stated use shoe trees they do keep the shoe looking better for a longer period of time.


You are right! ITA!

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I always try to be a bit careful when wearing new shoes the first few times, but, alas, shoes get worn, dirty, & scuffed sooner or later. I don't keep things if I'm not going to use them. Maybe avoid wearing your new shoes in the rain & definitely don't walk through grass or mud in them, but wear them & enjoy them.