I own 33 pairs of shoes, and I’m doing my best to minimize my “collection” and I’m also swearing off buying a new pair of shoes in 2020.
Today’s shoes are three that went right into the trash bin, because they’re all worn through the sole. Both of the red shoes are what I can only describe as completely disappointing. The gold chucks were fire.
The red Nike Air Maxes were a hot shoe when I first bought them. I loved how flashy they looked, especially with my work outfit being navy and white. They popped, and I received so many complements. So why were they disappointing? I wore all the way through the soles by the big toe in just under 2 months. These are $110 kicks and I wore through them before it was even summer time. I held on to them because I honestly wanted to like them more, but in the garbage they go.
The red sneakers with the white soles cost like $8 at Primark. How can you be disappointed with $8 Primark shoes? “You get what you pay for!” and that’s the most accurate way to describe them. I wore them for the 4th of July week in 2018 and again in 2019. Having worn them a total of 8 days, I wore all the way through the soles on these. $1/day shoes is not a very good ratio, tbh. (The Nike’s were like $2/day).
Gold Chucks, wore the hell out of these, as these were the replacements for the Nike’s, and I bought them at the Converse Outlets for $11. I wore these through the rest of my work year, May-December and honestly, I could probably squeak another few weeks out of them, but they’re really gross, so to the trash they go. I’m not sure exactly the number of days I wore these, but it’s somewhere close to 150 days, so $.07 a day. Makes up for the other two and then some.
Shoes 4, 5, and 6 of 33.