How to make cheap/inexpensive shoes last longer.

This is one of the most annoying things that can happen to your favorite shoes. Wearing them out to quickly. When you purchase a pair of shoes, you expect it to last as long as you want to have them but that may not be the case for all of the pairs you actually buy.

Everyone knows the saying "you get what you pay for", but does anyone really expect it happen that FAST? It seems to me that the better the quality the more you pay, but if I spend even a small or moderate amount of money on an item (shoes in this case), I want to get good use out of them. How in the world do you spend money expecting something to fall apart? My income does not work like that and neither should yours.

So there has to be some work around that would allow the shoes to be within my budget and still allow me to get good use (daily in some instances) for what I purchased. There is really only one tried and true way to test this theory. I have and it is by wearing the shoes all the time to see what types of issues you experience. For example, you may favor one foot over the other, so that foot tends to age the sole faster than the other shoe. Or you stand on your heels a lot and it causes the back of the heel to wear and tear away from the sole.

My personal transgression with shoes would be walking long distances daily in my heels, generally at work. I tend to purchase new work shoes at least once every 2-3 months because the heels run down quickly. I keep buying more, which I don't mind because I LOVE SHOES, then have to turn around and replace them. I normally spend anywhere from $20 to $40 on a pair and I expect to wear them until the heel falls off; literally. I speak with my coworkers and they ask "How are you walking from the parking lot in those heels and still able to work all day in them?" To me, the answer is simple, you just walk. I have a desk job so I am not constantly standing and walking back and forth, so I can kick my shoes off whenever I am ready and can still slip them on with ease if I need to leave my desk.

Back to the original point of this post. I purchase cheap/inexpensive shoes ALL the time and want to be able to have them longer than a month or two. I have come across a few great products that I have tried and will encourage you to try also.
They are heel caps and heel tips. They come in different shapes, sizes, colors, and styles but essentially they do the same thing. They either protect your heel from wearing out to quickly, they protect your heel from getting any further wear, or they replace an old worn out heel tip.

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