Well, I’ve been postponing the inevitable for a few months now. The old, cheap shoes that I wear 7 days a week is in bad shape. Shoe replacement is down in my priority, but these old shoes are finished.
So, here’s the question that I have for the frugal person who lives below his/her means: Should I replace my worn-out shoes with another pair or cheap shoes or more expensive shoes and why? I’m wondering if affordable shoes can be comfortable? Please help!
$5 REWARD FOR MY FAVORITE ANSWER
$6 REWARD FOR MY FAVORITE ANSWER (Increased to $6 on 01/29/2010)
If I get any answers, I will give a $5 $6 reward to my favorite answer. If I find that multiple answers that I like, I will do a drawing. I will send the reward as a money order or cashier’s check. I will not send a personal check. The winner winner will be notified by email. It’s not much, but it’s all I can afford for an important and frugal shoe decision. :)
(Don’t include your email in your response below. I will be able to email you.)
I have decided to try more expensive shoes. I found a pair of Rockport (I have a friend who swears by them) for $70 yesterday. I will report my experience here in the future.
THE WINNER: I wrote down the names of the authors whose replies I liked and drew a name. I cut out papers with names, shuffled them without looking and pulled a name. The feedback I received here helped me make a decision. This is the first time that I don’t buy the cheapest shoes possible!
And the winner of the $6 was… Elysia. I will be emailing Elysia now.