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FRUGAL QUESTION: IS IT WORTH BUYING EXPENSIVE SHOES?

January 28, 2010

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.)

———————DECISION MADE:

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.

CONTEST CLOSED!

Thanks!

Charlie.

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