1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Should I get new shoes?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by bryan bailey, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. Yes. Buy shoes.

    24 vote(s)
  2. No. Do not buy shoes.

    3 vote(s)
  1. I'm going up to New Hampshire on Thursday, and I am contemplating buying shoes while I am up there. With all the outlet stores, and the no tax thing, should I get some?

    My current pair are pretty scuffed up and kinda old.

    And I rarely go to New Hampshire(think once every two years or so).

    Should I?
  2. Buy shoes. Having alot of shoes is cool because that way you can switch between them and you don't wear one pair out right away. They all last longer.
  3. Chris A

    Chris A Chemo sucks!

    Feb 25, 2000
    Manchester NH
    They don't sell shoes in New Hampshire.
    Are you at least gonna stop by and say Hi?

    Chris A. :rolleyes: :bassist:
  4. We're going to be in East Osipee.

  5. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I am never without at least five or six presentable pairs of shoes in my closet at one time.

    Forget American Express....I never leave home without clean underwear and clean shoes.

  6. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    Go for it.
  7. Only


    Sep 8, 2002
    Warrensburg, MO
    I own two pairs of shoes. A pair of Doc Marten boots and a pair of $3 sandals. I've had the Docs for about 5 years and the sandals for about 7 now. The sandals are held together with duct tape. I have no plans to buy shoes in the next three years.

    Wasted money, unless your current shoes are all uncomfortable.
  8. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I get new shoes probably once every 1 two 1 and 1/2 years...

    Black vans. Work for ALL occasions...

    And they hold up great for me, cause they are designed for the abuse of skateboarding, and i dont skate....
  9. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    Get some man, new shoes rock!
  10. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    It's only the system that wants you to become a consumerist fool!
    Do not let yourself be assimilated by the system!

    Or whatever you want.
    I have two pairs around now.
    My old Getta steel-shod and a Puma.
    Might buy one early next year, but I don't really care about clothing. If it fits my style, looks alright and serves its purpose, then it's good for me. Fashion? Bah! "Fashion is the artificial way of making otherwise good and functional things obsolote." A big waste.

    Of course, IMO
  11. get yerself some boots mon!
  12. ApeIsHigh81


    Aug 24, 2004
    I just sold my old worn docs on ebay for 65 bucks when I bought them new on there for 30!!! These dudes buy them worn so they don't look like such tools at the show.

    Get the shoes, as long as they're not NIKE'S.
  13. I think I may get some adidas running type shoes.

    I need something that's light weight, and enough padding in the ball of the shoe for kick pedaling.
  14. High top flip flops.
  15. Get new shoes.

    If you're going for athletic type shoes go New Balance. Made in the USA.

    I have a dozen worn out pair. I should throw them out and get new ones.
  16. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Ive had bad experience with new balance. They wear through quickly.
  17. Abe Lincoln couldn't buy new shoes whenever he wanted, so why should you be able to? :eyebrow:


    Mike :D
  18. Get some meat cleavers and cleave carrots.
  19. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
  20. Eli M.

    Eli M. Life's like a movie, write your own ending

    Jul 24, 2004
    New York, NY
    It took 19 posts until someone pointed this out. :)

    Hm, wait. He said "my current pair are..."
    I must think this through... I'm not entirely sure there's only one pair. I've always thought using "are" with a noun was a British thing - the team are, the family are, the cast are, when the noun refers to a group. But Bryan is American, so it's less likely that he meant it that way, but you never know. So it could be a typo where he meant "pairs." But I've heard many people use "pair" as the plural, as in "I have three pair of socks."
    Oh my goodness, I'm thinking about grammar too much, and who knows if the above makes any sense.
    Well, he did say "current pair" which to me implies that there's only one. As opposed to "last year's pair," etc.

    I am a grammar addict. It's fun, except when my mom and other relatives get annoyed that I correct them :smug: .

    Buy a pair of shoes.