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mismatched shoes for sale

A store where you can buy shoes of two different sizes
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If you have both feet different sizes, you might like a shoe store where they let you buy mismatched shoes (instead of you having to make your own pair).

The store would stock different sizes of the shoe model based on statistics. When you find the show you like, they then give you a correct pair, say, 9-1/2 and 10, or 9 wide and 9-1/2.

This is cheaper than buying shoes especially made for you.

lawpoop, Jul 20 2003

redundant? http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/Shoester
[po, Oct 04 2004]

Non-Profit Organizations and Exchanges http://www.amputee-...sheets/oddshoe.html
Including the "Amputee Shoe and Glove Exchange" and a number of commercial retailers who participate. [waugsqueke, Oct 04 2004]

Google says http://www.google.c...&btnG=Google+Search
Google, are there any shoetrading organizations AT ALL? [lawpoop, Oct 04 2004]

OMG! There ARE! http://www.google.c...nization%22&spell=1
No, there actually aren't. [lawpoop, Oct 04 2004]

(?) Trading shoes http://www.amputee-.../messages/3963.html
Yes, there are. [phoenix, Oct 04 2004]

(?) The One Shoe Crew http://www2.vpl.van.../orgPgs/2/2495.html
"Provides shoes for amputees or people who wear two different-sized shoes." [phoenix, Oct 04 2004]

Polio Connection of America http://www.geocitie...1066w/catshoes.html
Information on Nordstrom's and National Odd Shoe Exchange. [phoenix, Oct 04 2004]

The Minus One Club - Shoe/Glove Exchange Site http://www.rcjone.com
A site where amputee's can exchange shoes and gloves. [robertjohnston, Oct 04 2004]

OddShoeFinder.com http://www.oddshoefinder.com/
Yet another recent attempt. [jutta, Dec 09 2007]

mixMATCHshoes http://www.mixmatchshoes.com/
Specializing in single shoes and mismatched pairs. [jutta, Dec 09 2007]

Mismatch Shoe Sizes https://flowfeet.com/278__mismatch-sizes
A site that offers custom mismatch shoe sizes for popular brands like New Balance, Dr. Comfort, Mt. Emey, Answer2 and more! [flowfeet, Jun 12 2019]


       The above link is a show matching service, for those who already bought shoes.   

       What are the odds of finding someone who's feet are opposite of yours, who bought the same model of shoe you did, and who lives in the same town?   

       I say let the stores take care of it.
lawpoop, Jul 20 2003

       actually I agree with you! +1
po, Jul 20 2003

       On the shoester page I mention this very thing. Gee I wonder where you got the idea.   

       Now I suppose you're going to make me find the link.
waugsqueke, Jul 20 2003

       The stores won't "take care of it" because there's no incentive for them to do so. There are plenty of shoe trading organizations available.   

       And if you think you have to find a perfect - but opposite - match (in the same town, no less), you're going to be the only person I've ever filtered. In the meantime, I'll presume you're joking.
phoenix, Jul 20 2003

       None of these things are shoe trading organization. Leftover shoes for AMPUTEES is not shoetrading.   

       AMPUTEES need ONE shoe. Unless, they got one or more arms cut off, in which case they might need a service like mine, but for reasons other than being an amputee!
lawpoop, Jul 21 2003

       WFT? Shoester from the 19th? I was just at the shoe store today, and the lady checked my shoes to make sure they weren't mismatched!
lawpoop, Jul 21 2003

       What about small children? I have a child with hemihypertrophy (one size foot is bigger than the other) and I can't find any shoes for him. These links are no good for people like me.
CXS, Jul 31 2003

       perhaps shops should promote - buy a pair, get one free.
po, Jul 31 2003

       Having been in the retail shoe business(Satan help me),I can tell you , most people have one foot bigger than the other.
python, Jun 04 2004

       Is this site dead? Oh well... with feet size 10&7 I know that very few retailers care. Shoe exchange(s) are useless and custom shoes are too expensive. Thank you for self service shoe shopping and cashiers that don't care. Wal-Mart is great. Lots of outlet malls can work. Payless sometimes. It depends on the cashier but if they catch you that won't sell them. My policy for the last 35 years of my life has been to buy one miss matched pair however I can. I refuse to by two pair. Shop during the busiest time so cashiers are rushed... :)
vegasfoot, Sep 01 2004

       //If you have both feet different sizes....//   

       All well and good. But what if only one of your feet is a different size?
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 09 2007

       Statistically, for a human population of 6 billion, the number of individuals with feet of size x and x+n should be balanced by others with size x + n, x.   

       With nothing more than basic tissue typing, cut -and-paste microsurgery, and a lifetime supply of immunosuppresant medication, the task of exchanging actual feet to give matching sizes can be quickly and painfully accomplished.
8th of 7, Jun 12 2019


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