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Thread: do you have a pair of shoes you have kept for years that

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    Senior Member Hosta's Avatar
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    you no longer can fit into but you love them so much you can't bare to part with them. I have a pair of navy blue wedges with a braided skinny rope top. Almost like a basket weave top they are hard to describe but I have never seen a pair since like them and they were so comfortable you could wear them casual or dressy I got them around 1980 and they hardy show any wear. I just wish they fit but I won't get rid of them no matter what.

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    the only ones i have that fit that category are my golf shoes. i got rid of the clubs, but still have the shoes. memories....

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    don't we all have shoes like that?

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    I did till my DGD found and fell in love with them. She's 14yrs. She said they were the coolest shoes she ever saw/ I got them in 1982. So how could I say no.

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    Yes I do believe I have the shoes I wore for my wedding 40 years ago. They were a low heal as I just got over a broken leg but I think I still have them!! Somewhere is la la land!

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    I have a pair of pink leather granny type boots. I bought them in Toronto on a trip with my best friend in 1987.

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    I have stuff like that. In the past I've felt a little silly keeping things I know I'll never wear or use again...but I am okay with it now. I think it's good to keep some things just b/c you like them so much and the memoriers are wonderful.

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    My daughter cleaned me out 18 years ago. I was glad to see my high wedges and a pair of red slingbacks go to a good home. Ankle fusion ends the very high heels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolynbb
    I have stuff like that. In the past I've felt a little silly keeping things I know I'll never wear or use again...but I am okay with it now. I think it's good to keep some things just b/c you like them so much and the memoriers are wonderful.
    I SO agree!

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    I don't, but I have some that are completely worn out and should be tossed.

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    Oh yes ... beautiful peach colored pumps! Loved 'em, still do! Don't wear 'em, but I'm keeping 'em!!! :thumbup:

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    I have a pair of silver stretch GO GO BOOTS - ankle high - from the 60's that I will NEVER get rid of.

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    I don't have any of those. When I reached the age of 70, I threw away all the shoes that hurt my feet. I really don't care whether I'm fashionable or not! As long as I look nice and I'm comfortable, I'm a happy old lady! That's one of the few perks of getting old.

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    I have a pair of slippers that my husband gave me one Christmas, that I love. They are a little small and are about to come unstitched, but I love them. That was about 34 years ago.

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    that's funny!
    i just gave a large bag of shoes away--
    but my favorite pair of suede clogs stayed home...even tho the inside feels like sandpaper! hahahaha

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    I had this pair that was so pretty. White patten leather with a little eyelet detail and a spiked heel. They made my feet look small and danity. I always told my kids I wanted to be buried with them so when I got to heaven, I would have pretty shoes to wear.

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    Yep, my bowling shoes. I haven't bowled in about 15 years. I don't know why I keep those shoes but for some reason I just can't let them go.

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    I have a pair of hiking boots from the 80's complete with pink shoe strings. I keep telling DH that I'm going to turn them into a planter but I still haven't.

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    mine were a beautiful deep burgundy/red color. Heels no less! Just loved them! Finally gave them up after about 5 years of no longer fitting.

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    same here, finally sold them at a garage sale this month.!

    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62
    Yep, my bowling shoes. I haven't bowled in about 15 years. I don't know why I keep those shoes but for some reason I just can't let them go.

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    We had my grandma's wedding shoes (1917)

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    I have an old pair of Bass Weejuns that my mother wore while she was in college and I wore in high school. They still fit me!! They've been re-soled a few times but I still wear them. I have one pair of black suede kitten heels that are just a smidge too small, but they were when I bought them. They were too cute to pass up, and I only had to wear them once.

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    no I don't have any shoes left like that. I got rid of almost all of my old shoes. i was starting to feel like a hoarder. In fact I don't think I have many heels left at all either. I walked so much when I worked that I hardly ever wore heels and now can't stand to wear them.

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    no=I hate buying shoes-I wear them until they wear out =buy a new pair and toss the old ones.

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    Cowboy boots from the Calgary Stampede.
    I wore them for 20+ years. They're still perfect. But my knees bother me now with any suggestion of a heel.
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