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Old Shoes

Postby Jim Reid » Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:31 am

Just wondering if anyone else have shoes they like to wear and how old they are in 1980 i was Vice President of our Volunteer Fire Dept.David was President he was a dairy farmer along with tobacco and grain we always had our annual meeting the first Sat.night in Dec.his wife called me on Fri.night and informed me David had hurt his back and could not get out of bed i would have to conduct the annual meeting i am not a suit and tie person my wife said we are going to town and get you a new suit and shoes the shoes were not a problem Florsheim wing tips found them quick finally found a suit i have had these shoes resoled and they still look and wear great yesterday i wore them to one of my grandsons wedding anyone have any that are older than mine?

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Re: Old Shoes

Postby Mht » Sun Oct 24, 2021 5:14 pm

I have a pair of black wingtips I got my freshman year of high school in 1978. I not sure of the brand. Mason’s maybe. They have been half soled twice and had new heels put on at least 3 times. They still wear great and with a little elbow grease, some kiwi black polish, and my shoeshine brush they look like new. I have a pair of bass Penny loafers about the same age

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Re: Old Shoes

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Oct 24, 2021 5:35 pm

For comparison, a pair of shoes that you buy today, will last about two years.
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Re: Old Shoes

Postby Eugene » Sun Oct 24, 2021 5:59 pm

Don McCombs wrote:For comparison, a pair of shoes that you buy today, will last about two years.
About 1 year for tennis shoes and perhaps 2 years for quality work boots.
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Re: Old Shoes

Postby Peter Person » Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:44 pm

I have a pair of Chippewa wedge sole 6” work boots I bought in 1979. Don’t wear them much anymore but they fit perfect and are wicked comfortable. Fully leather lined. I’m thinking either 4 or 5 resoles. Exterior leather is cracking.
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Re: Old Shoes

Postby outdoors4evr » Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:38 am

Guess I am out on this one. 1980 would have found me getting ready for Kindergarten.
Do those bronzed "first pair" of baby shoes count?
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Re: Old Shoes

Postby ricky racer » Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:50 am

outdoors4evr wrote:Guess I am out on this one. 1980 would have found me getting ready for Kindergarten.
Do those bronzed "first pair" of baby shoes count?


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Re: Old Shoes

Postby Donegal Cub » Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:14 pm

I bought a pair of English leather shoes in 1984 in Colraine NI, and have worn them constantly, having them half soled and heeled three times and wear them occasionally still, but the leather in the uppers is beginning to show cracks. They were expensive at the time but I’ve had my money’s worth out of them. They are still on my shoe rack and I’d hate to throw them out.

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Re: Old Shoes

Postby Lt.Mike » Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:33 pm

Got a pair of Rocky jump boots that I wore on duty now just polish up and wear for Blue Knights dress functions. Have had them probably close to 20 years now.
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Re: Old Shoes

Postby tinnerjohn » Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:05 pm

Jim Reid wrote:Just wondering if anyone else have shoes they like to wear and how old they are in 1980 i was Vice President of our Volunteer Fire Dept.David was President he was a dairy farmer along with tobacco and grain we always had our annual meeting the first Sat.night in Dec.his wife called me on Fri.night and informed me David had hurt his back and could not get out of bed i would have to conduct the annual meeting i am not a suit and tie person my wife said we are going to town and get you a new suit and shoes the shoes were not a problem Florsheim wing tips found them quick finally found a suit i have had these shoes resoled and they still look and wear great yesterday i wore them to one of my grandsons wedding anyone have any that are older than mine?


Does the suit still fit?

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Re: Old Shoes

Postby Jim Reid » Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:49 pm

Nope.


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