Thursday, April 14, 2011

My feet are revolting

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.



  1. I hope you have better luck with your black shoes than I did with mine last year.

    When they started falling apart too quickly I contacted the manufacturer, explained I was a loyal customer of the brand, and asked what they could do for me. Their response? Nothing!

  2. I haven't had any luck with having shoes replaced when they wore out too quickly. My 6yo's name brand rubber shoes (starts with C and ends with ocs) broke after only about two months of wearing them. I took them back to the reputable kid's shoe store where I bought them (starts with Kiddie and ends with obbler), and got nowhere. Things are just not desigend to last.