1 EAGLETON NOTES: How Old Are Your Shoes?

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Thursday, 20 May 2010

How Old Are Your Shoes?

DSC08704These are possibly not the most beautiful and certainly not the most fashionable of shoes.  But they are supremely comfortable.  So they should be.  I’ve been wearing this pair for over 40 (yes, forty) years.  I’m pretty light on shoes!  So why am I mentioning shoes?  Someone made a comment during dinner a week or so ago that They’d had their shoes for several years and the shoes were getting passed it.  I happened to be wearing these shoes at the time.

7 comments:

  1. Ummmm...your shoes are older than I ;)

    Love ya, my friend ♥

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  2. Ah, they don't make 'em like that anymore. I can see they are good leather.

    I have a pair of gumboots that are twenty years old. Does that count for something?

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  3. 20 year old gumboots! Yes. Well. I suppose they have to rate pretty well on the gumboot scale. I don't think any of mine have lasted that long. But then I don't wear them as much these days as I used to. When I took 10 years of hard labour to forge my garden out of bare croftland strewn with hidden builders rubble and shifted many lorry loads of earth and shingle I wore themall the time. I don't want to do that again. I used to wear them for the walk down to the beach but I now prefer flip flops so that I don't have to carry them back after walking through the water. Yes. 20 years is a respectable gumboot age.

    Shoes older than you, Heather. Ah well. It's a sobering thought right enough.

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  4. I would not have guessed!

    I was going to say I have no pair of shoes or boots older than 9 years, but then I remembered one pair of black pumps (court shoes) at the back of my wardrobe that must be going on 30. I've only worn those on a few festive occasions though. The reason I kept them is that they have a rather timeless 'classic high-heeled shoes look' without the actual high heel. I never wear really high heels but these I can still walk in. So I've kept them "just in case". In case of what, I'm not really sure any more! I think the last time I actually did wear them was at least 15 years ago (to some wedding).

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  5. That's unbelievable, I have trouble making a pair last two years.

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  6. The "someone" was David! Working around the house he came upon a picture of the three of us and when he looked he was not only wearing the shoes but the same pair of trousers as well. Kate was about three in the picture and she is now 28!!!!! Still a long way to go before the shoes get to 40 though. The trousers? I am about to sneak them into the bin!

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  7. Gee, I can't compete with that! I found when I put on weight in the early 2000s my feet got larger too. Logical when you think about it but it amazed me at the time and I threw out all my tight shoes (not to mention the tight clothes). BUT until last year I had a shirt that was 6 months older than Justine and she's 33 in June.

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