I saw an article recently that showcased “8 Things You Should Never Buy Used” and one of my favorite items to look for when bargain shopping was featured in the article. Whaaaaaaat?
And while I agree with most of their suggestions, I disagree with their point of “never” buying used shoes and here’s why: if you know what to look for and follow these tips, you can (and should) shop to your heart’s content in the shoe department at your local thrift stores (or garage sales) and pick up some great steals.
Tammy’s Tip ‘O the Day!
If it’s an “icky” thing for you about wearing someone else’s shoes, buy a pair of inserts and it will be like you’re the first one to wear them.
And you know what? If you find a great pair of shoes for $5.00 (used) and they do fall apart in a year or so…well, I think that $5.00 was worth it. I can spend $5.00 on a burger and fries at lunch and not have anything to show for it 10 minutes later…well, there might be some evidence that shows up on my thighs!