While browsing one of the nicer thrift stores, I noticed a pair of sandals with a European style. Typically these style shoes are not super cute but very comfortable and made for long days of walking. I checked out the bottom and they were made in Germany so that got my attention, they were Finn Comfort brand and looked brand new. They were very comfortable when I tried them on so I picked them up for $2.79.
When I got home I checked online and these shoes start at $225.00! I noticed that the ones I have do not have insoles, just rubber, sort of like wearing Crocs. The insoles are removable so that instead of replacing the shoe the consumers just remove the insoles to wash or replace. Insoles cost $61. Yikes.
Despite the price, I am going to splurge and purchase the correct insoles. That way I can enjoy wearing $225 shoes for only $65 and hopefully get many years of wear out of them.
Thrift store jackpot!
June 26th, 2019 at 12:57 pm