Monday, March 07, 2011

Mamma Needs A New Pair of Shoes

My new dilemma along with all my old dilemmas is what do to with old shoes.  I have no trouble deciding what to do with clothing that's outdated and worn out.  Well, my clothes don't really get worn out.  They're more out of style or "I've had that skirt for a million years it needs to go."

Shoes are a different sort of problem.  They're beaten up, and worn (some severely) as I tend to be very hard on shoes but there aren't any holes in them, the soles aren't worn out either.  They have just had it. 

The dilemma comes in when I wonder what to do with them.  I feel badly for pitching them in the trash, because really, there's not much wrong with them.  I can't donate them to the Salvation Army or Goodwill because they'll probably just pitch them in the trash because they are too worn. 

Then I think if a person in need or a homeless person wouldn't even wear these shoes, why on earth am I holding on to them or (God forbid) still wearing them?!?

And so it goes on....


Bone said...

I usually keep about four pair of tennis shoes. The ones I wear most of the time, the ones I used to wear most of the time, some running shoes, and the yard-mowing shoes. By the time a pair is through the fourth stage, it's hard to imagine anyone could want them.

MarkD60 said...

I finally threw away my deck shoes, if you held them up, you could see light through the soles.