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  # 896178 16-Sep-2013 08:53
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Lizard1977: "Expensive" shoes. For years I bought cheap sneakers from the Warehouse, but they never lasted for more than a couple of months before the heel would collapse like a souffle. About 7 years ago I took the plunge and bought proper sneakers from the Shoe Clinic. My feet haven't stopped thanking me, they've lasted for years and years, and the average cost (compared with the cost of buying new shoes from the Warehouse every few months) works out much better. I just refuse to buy cheap shoes anymore - it's a false economy for me. I've bought two pairs of sneakers from them (one pair of miAdidas customised to my feet), one pair of court shoes for badminton, and one pair of business shoes. Not only do they last, they feel as comfortable as they did on day one.


Good answer as it's often those little necessary things that we forget. I've never regretted spending money on well constructed shoes but my wife has and it's taken twenty years to get her to spend more to save more.

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My current car. Now looking to sell it.

 
 
 
 


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Lizard1977: "Expensive" shoes. For years I bought cheap sneakers from the Warehouse, but they never lasted for more than a couple of months before the heel would collapse like a souffle. About 7 years ago I took the plunge and bought proper sneakers from the Shoe Clinic. My feet haven't stopped thanking me, they've lasted for years and years, and the average cost (compared with the cost of buying new shoes from the Warehouse every few months) works out much better. I just refuse to buy cheap shoes anymore - it's a false economy for me. I've bought two pairs of sneakers from them (one pair of miAdidas customised to my feet), one pair of court shoes for badminton, and one pair of business shoes. Not only do they last, they feel as comfortable as they did on day one.


Next time you're in London, may I recommend Lobbs in St James?

Their craftsmen make wooden lasts that match YOUR feet precisely and then each pair of shoes you order is made on those lasts. Better shoes you could not get.

Added trivia - they could make shoes today that would fit Queen Victoria perfectly, because they still have their lasts of her feet!

The price, you say? Ahem. If sir has to ask, he may be more comfortable seeking his footwear elsewhere....!





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  # 896397 16-Sep-2013 15:54
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That's because it's a rebadged Daewoo, same with those new Malibu things.

 
 
 
 


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  # 896405 16-Sep-2013 16:27
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lxsw20: That's because it's a rebadged Daewoo, same with those new Malibu things.


Not really a rebadge, Daewoo was purchased by GM in 2001 so there is no Daewoo cars as such there are GM cars manufactured in various plants and countries. 




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  # 896415 16-Sep-2013 16:49
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READ the thread title please, this is not about purchases you regret.

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Geektastic:
Lizard1977: "Expensive" shoes.

The price, you say? Ahem. If sir has to ask, he may be more comfortable seeking his footwear elsewhere....!


wikipedia lists the following:
A pair of bespoke leather shoes costs over £2400.
The average price is approximately £2700 (as on 15 January 2009), if ordering from the St James's Street shop.




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mentalinc:
Geektastic:
Lizard1977: "Expensive" shoes.

The price, you say? Ahem. If sir has to ask, he may be more comfortable seeking his footwear elsewhere....!


wikipedia lists the following:
A pair of bespoke leather shoes costs over £2400.
The average price is approximately £2700 (as on 15 January 2009), if ordering from the St James's Street shop.


Wow that's a lot of money stand on :) 


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  # 896584 16-Sep-2013 21:00
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A savings account.

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1080p: A savings account.

Even with inflation, and the cost of living always going up more than it?? Really?? I can't imagine the interest rate actually nets a profit over time, where as actual things can be useful and earn their existence.

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Croc Jandals. Just regrooved the soles for the third time with a soldering iron. They're getting more comfortable with age.

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