Go Back   This Blue Marble, a Global Current Events Discussion Forum > Our Homestead > Within Our Home

Within Our Home Here we talk about keeping our home and everything inside of it - including our cars and computers -clean, well organized, and well maintained. We also have our Classroom here, for those who Homeschool or extend their childrens education in the home.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-03-2014, 07:25 AM   #1
Mousehound
Senior Level 6
 
Mousehound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Germany
Posts: 9,918
Thanks: 4,264
Thanked 2,789 Times in 1,244 Posts
Thumbs up 21 Shoe Hacks

Make your shoes more comfortable. I thought these were pretty good.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/maitlandquit...rtable#2yfonpi

Hat tip to Wojapi!
__________________
There are always dozens of reasons why something "can't" be done. That's no excuse in my book. If you want it bad enough, you find a way. That's how life works for grown ups. -- Booger

Don't be afraid to be open-minded. Your brain won't fall out.

Calorie Counter
Mousehound is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mousehound For This Useful Post:
NowVoyager (10-03-2014)
Old 10-03-2014, 12:54 PM   #2
Potemkin
Omne ignotum pro magnifico
 
Potemkin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 27,831
Blog Entries: 3
Thanks: 109
Thanked 5,515 Times in 2,755 Posts
It is amazing to me what people have forgotten about shoes.

Buy the best shoes you can

Have several pairs, especially work boots, and let them dry between wearings.

Buy shoes than can be repaired

Buy shoes that fit. (Yes, even women. There are some nice stores which
specialize in small, narrow, large fashionable shoes. OK, they aren't going to be Manolo Blahnik but they look nice/hot/cute whatever drives you.)

Find a good shoe repair shop. They can even do things, like low noise heel protectors, BEFORE you start wearing them.
__________________
“The price of freedom is the willingness to do sudden battle anywhere, any time and with utter recklessness.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, The Puppet Masters
Potemkin is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Potemkin For This Useful Post:
Feather (10-03-2014), NowVoyager (10-03-2014)
Old 10-03-2014, 01:15 PM   #3
NowVoyager
Senior Level 6
 
NowVoyager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: East of paradise and west of tomorrow
Posts: 8,864
Thanks: 21,395
Thanked 8,059 Times in 3,383 Posts
It is so important to have a good cobbler / shoe/ leather goods repair person!

Recently the sole shoe repair near us, closed. It was a one man operation, he did fantastic work, took pride in his craft. A real loss to the area, now that he's retired.

There is another repair place about ten miles away, haven't used them yet, will have no choice, now. Hopefully their work is as good as the man who just retired.

Cobbler is one of those trades that has been slowly dying over the last couple decades, IMO. Perhaps not in TX or the southwest where people appreciate craftsmanship and care for their boots....... But the cheap shoes that are flooded onto the market have replaced the concept of having shoes that can be re-heeled / new soles, put on.

I'm a shoe freak and indulge in my share of 'cheap shoes', but also have 'good shoes' which have lasted years because I was able to take them in for new heels / soles, as needed. Same with my leather bags. Proper care, leather cleaner / conditioner / proper storage all help them last longer.
__________________
The untold want, by life and land ne’er granted,
Now, Voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.

Walt Whitman
NowVoyager is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hacks, shoe

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.