For this boxing day one thing that I am definitely looking for is a new pair of shoes. As you may all know, in an effort to save money I usually try to use a product until it is truly unusable. The funny thing was that my sister in law saw one of my pair of shoes that I was looking to replace and she was flabbergasted at the condition it was in as you can see. She was then saying how I was just like my brother where to her that was ridiculous. My brother then said that’s how it should be as you shouldn’t replace a shoe simply cause of small cosmetic things as an example.
Just in general, if you are wondering how the shoe got into this condition, I do use it during a martial arts class which of course puts a lot more stress on it than just walking. But it got me thinking, is this type of wear and tear way too extreme for you even as a person that lives very frugal? For me anyways, this was mostly used for indoor activities and casual walking. So it’s not like I cared too much as long as it protected my feet. Of course, the thing is completely worn out now which means it needs a replacement.
I know for many anyways I would have probably replaced this thing like twice already based on normal standards. But again, for its purpose I feel you should use it to the max until it is truly worn out like this. Makes me wonder if there are others out there that go by this mentality too to save money.