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    Re: I'd order footwear by mail...wouldn't shoe?

    Churches used to, I've no idea whether they still do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    I now go into the Shoe store over on Main Street, and buy directly.
    That's the best way of course. The Chinese shoes caught my eye, I thought I'd take a chance.

    After sitting by an open window all last night, the shoes now aren't so smelly. They fit well and will fit and feel even better with an insole added. So I took a chance and it seems to have worked out OK.

    As an old boss of mine (after-school job) once claimed, there's no business like shoe business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Aspam View Post
    That's the best way of course. The Chinese shoes caught my eye, I thought I'd take a chance.

    After sitting by an open window all last night, the shoes now aren't so smelly. They fit well and will fit and feel even better with an insole added. So I took a chance and it seems to have worked out OK.

    As an old boss of mine (after-school job) once claimed, there's no business like shoe business.
    Well, yeah. Optimum result is to end up with shoes that feel comfy, and didn't cost a lot. If you can deal with the aroma, you're ahead in the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    I ordered shoes from New Balance, several times. Back in the late 20th Century, they made excellent shoes.
    By 2005, however, their quality seemed to diminish. I'd order two pairs, and end up sending one pair back, for some reason, or another. Finally, in 2010 or 2011, I ordered two Pair (a pair of pairs?)
    and within a week had sent both back.
    They are no longer on my approved vendors list.
    I now go into the Shoe store over on Main Street, and buy directly. Merrell is my current approved Vendor for shoes, but I have yet to try them online.
    I spent years buying cheap shoes, and my feet shall probably never forgive me. I now pay dearly for very comfy shoes, and regret not a dime spent.
    Got a pair of merrell walking boots when they first came to the UK. Really comfortable but absolutely no use in scotland it was like walking around wearing sponges on the feet and the sole was deadly on a grassy slope. . Now at least they are goretex lined but the soles are still crap. Bought hi tech recently used to be a rubbish make but the really expensive ones bought in a sale seem OK.

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    Re: I'd order footwear by mail...wouldn't shoe?

    try filling a jar, cup or bowl with vinegar, put both the shoes and container of vinegar into the bag (careful not to spill liquid) and tie up bag securely around shoes and container of vinegar. Let sit a few days.
    No guarantees, it did work for me many years ago with a suit that was worn by a smoker and it was refreshed.
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    Re: I'd order footwear by mail...wouldn't shoe?

    Quote Originally Posted by minks View Post
    No guarantees, it did work for me many years ago with a suit that was worn by a smoker and it was refreshed.
    If there's a photo of minksy wearing a leather suit I'm quite sure it should be shared.
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    Re: I'd order footwear by mail...wouldn't shoe?

    hmmmmm does my motorcycle gear count??? lol
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    Golly. Definitely.
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    will work on that one for ya spot
    been to blazin' hot here to put on any leather wear mind you.
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    Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game!

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    It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
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