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If The Shoe Fits, Maintain It?

The other day when I took my new Loeffler Randall flats (bought last week when chickdowntown.com was having that big site-wide sale) to the cobbler to get rubber soles put on the bottom I started wondering--am I the only one who does this?

My feeling has always been that rubber soles are key for longevity, and if you live anywhere with real seasons (so basically, anyplace except California) and expect to wear your shoes through the winter, this is important. I don't actually have any hard evidence to substantiate that claim, but I trust that it's like flossing your teeth--a minor nuisance for a major long term payoff. New York City cobblers seem to charge about $15-20 for this service (if anyone knows of a place in downtown Manhattan that does it for less I'm listening!), which isn't crazy but isn't insignificant either. What do you guys think: worth the investment?

What's with All the Spam in the Comments Section?

We're sure that you've noticed the flood of spam in the comments section lately. Spammers beware--we are completely on top of it. As we figure out a way to put a stop to this madness, we ask you for your patience and that you don't stop leaving your own comments, because we love hearing from you!