A few years ago, I bought a pack of 6 pairs of gym socks. I don't remember how many years ago it was, but it has to be at least 3 or four. They were short socks that didn't go up much past my ankles.
Last year, those socks started springing holes, so I bought another pack of the same socks.
The new socks made it obvious how ... deformed the original socks were getting. Somehow, the ones that didn't get holes got bigger.
A lot bigger.
Today I put on a pair of them and the heel was high enough that it didn't fit in my shoe. I feel weird throwing out perfectly good socks, but it's getting a little ridiculous.
My runners are two years old (which is almost unheard of, since I usually need new ones every year) and are still OK. I'm sure I will have to replace them soon, but I haven't gotten there yet.
On the other hand, last fall I bought a pair of black shoes. I loved them. They quickly became my default pair of shoes.
Of course, then it was winter, so I didn't wear them much. I started wearing them again a few weeks ago.
Today the sole started to come off.
So ... do I take them back to the store or contact the manufacturer? They're obviously used, but I would expect a pair of shoes to last longer than 6 months.
Doing the best I can for now
4 hours ago