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Feb. 27th, 2009

Remind me not to ever buy $20 shoes again. I got these New Balance tennies at Marshall's(I swear, it was the only time I have been in that store, ever. Except to return the blue sheets that bled all over me that I bought on the same trip as the shoes.) Anyway, they look nice and they feel ok but they make my feet STINK. My feet have never stank, stunk, whatever, so I don't know what it is about these shoes. I need to get some new ones stat. That store sucks. I was all excited when I went in there because everything was so cheap! Now, after the sheets and my shoe experience, never again.

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justplainbryan
Feb. 27th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
I can hazard a guess and say that the shoe manufacturer overdid it with the synthetic material in the shoes. I've noticed that any article of clothing I wear for an extended period of time that is made of only synthetic material usually stinks way more than if I wore pure cotton or a polyester/cotton blend.

Your cheap shoes are probably 100 percent synthetic.
sarahpolk
Feb. 27th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah I agree with this. I've had the same problem with cheap shoes from Payless.

Your shoes probably don't breathe well, either.
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sarahpolk
Feb. 27th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
As far as I know, most major athletic shoe companies (Nike and New Balance come immediately to mind) sell different tiered shoes in major price brackets. So while they didn't purposefully cook up a cheaper version to sell at Marshalls, I'm sure the particular model he's wearing is on their lower tier.

Traditionally, lower tiered shoes are almost always made from cheaper materials, and are manufactured overseas. The higher end shoes on the other hand tend to use the more recent innovative materials (that's where the R&D funds go to).

At least that's my experience.
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democritus
Feb. 27th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't know if they are Payless quality, but there's definitely something different about them then any other shoe I've had. I think places like Marshall's get rejected shit that looks ok but has some sort of defect or is lower in quality. I don't know if you saw the drama with the sheet set I got there but I washed them three times and they still bled blue dye on my skin!
democritus
Feb. 27th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
I've had NB shoes quite a few times before and never had stinky feet syndrome before. ;)
digirb_backward
Feb. 28th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
thats funny, i knew someone who didn't wear NB because it made their feet stink horribly as well. have you ever worn them before? he actually went to a podiatrist and was told he was probably allergic to something they use to make the shoe.
xviragox
Feb. 28th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
I got some cute synthetic flats at DSW that started to stink after a month. I really liked them, so I ripped out the liner and put an odor eater liner in. Problem solved!
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