People love to get a good deal, which is why thrift stores, kijiji and swap and buy exist. It is tempting when you find a great deal to beat the competition by purchasing it immediately. But with something as important as your feet, when is it appropriate or inappropriate to purchase used shoes? That is the question I’ll tackle today; buckle up as I walk through what to look for in a used shoe, so you know when to purchase and when to walk away.
The first step is not to underestimate the importance of taking care of your feet, no matter how much of a steal the deal may seem. If you are wanting to purchase a used pair of shoes please consider the following before committing to the purchase:
What are the shoes going to be used for?
How old are the shoes?
What is the current condition of the shoe?
Are the shoes resoleable or repairable?