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Old 03-24-2015, 07:13 PM
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Default How much would you pay for a pair of shoes?

Just like it says.

I would pay up to $200 for a pair of cowboy boots. I'd like to stay around $80 for summer hiking shoes. Maybe $150 for winter hiking boots.


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Old 03-24-2015, 07:30 PM
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I've paid a max of $50 for a pair of tennis shoes. And honestly, with my lifestyle, that's all I really need! A good pair of shoes that I can stand in all day that won't hurt my feet or my back.

I can't imagine spending more than $60 on anything.
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:27 PM
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for work shoes that get trashed within 4 months, no more than $25. for some really really nice boots like New Rocks? $200, no problem
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:38 PM
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:51 PM
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I own two pairs of expensive shoes - one $100+ (I think like 180$) pair of cowboy boots and a $300 pair of waterproof suede lace up boots. I've work the suede boots multiple times a week (almost every day in winter) for the past 7 years. I just broke the zipper, but I'll likely get it repaired because the boots are so important to me.

I did not buy either of those, they were gifts. I would pay $300 again for the boots, even if I had to save up and make sacrifices for them. The only shoes including sneakers that don't hurt my feet after hours. Only shoes that keep my feet dry besides wellies. Can wear with boot cut or skinny jeans. Look good with every outfit. If I paid for every time I wore them I bet it'd be way less than 50 cents a day.

Average shoes? If I LOVE them to death and will wear them often I might pay $50-$100. I've learned expensive shoes last longer. I'll pretty much only buy last season/clearance shoes that once were rather expensive and have reduced a lot.
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:53 PM
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Depends on what they are for...

My hiking boots were over $100...I do not remember the exact amount though.

I would spend a good amount on decent winter boots as well.

The mary jane style flats I wear every day cost maybe $30...
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:56 PM
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I guess it depends. My Bogs were a bit over $100 I think which I was kind of hesitant to spend, but they're so practical and have been super awesome for trudging through snow, mud, or puddles. So they were worth it.

Tennis shoes that I wear for work, I think my last pair was around $75 (but they were on sale + I had Kohls Cash so YEAH), but I'm on my feet for 11+ hours so I need something that's gonna last and something that is comfortable. I'm willing to spend a bit for that. I learned the hard way that cheap $20 tennis shoes from Payless do not work.

To summarize... I'll pay for practicality, or something that I need. I'm not going to spend that much on shoes just because they're cute. I WILL buy Payless shoes to fit that want.

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Old 03-24-2015, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by xpaeanx View Post
A Lot.

A friend of mine buys very very nice shoes. I always love to ask her how much they cost just because I cannot fathom being in a position to be able to afford them! Respect, strong woman, makin' money, buyin' **** fine shoes.

My first pair of running shoes cost me $130 and that is the most I've ever spent on shoes in my life. I pay about $90-100 per pair these days. I bought a pair for agility and lifting at Target for $15 and that is the cheapest I've bought a pair of workout shoes for in six or seven years I guess.

Normal not-running shoes are like $10-20. Unless they are flip-flops in which case $2.

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Old 03-24-2015, 09:12 PM
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Cowboy boots. A couple hundred dollars. Usually do so a couple times a year from rods or at congress or equine affair. Wondering if any will fit after my ankle injury. Someone may get a great deal on some boots if not!

Tennis shoes around a hundred? Try to spend much much less.

Dress shoes for work usually around fifty. Don't get anything but flats generally because I need to be able to run in them.

I was buying keens and realized I kept tripping. Something about the toe makes me loose my balance in them? No idea. I like the fit of the shoe but I fell all over the place in my newest pair. Goodwilled them and went back to muck boots and no falls since. My mom pointed out I did it in two older pairs to.

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Old 03-24-2015, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by xpaeanx View Post
A Lot.
So much this.

My favourite two pairs right now cost ~$250 each.
My other season shoes are also usually in that range.

My runners are $150 ..because the world hates me.
Then I need cf shoes& those are $120 but last forever compared to runners.
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