Keeping Up With Your Shoe Shopping Expectations

Keeping Up With Your Shoe Shopping Expectations

I recently had a comfortable ride home in a taxi, such experiences are becoming very rare these days. This man was a friendly bloke who had hopes to be a professional footballer during his early years of the 70s. So, him and me got to chatting and he asked what I do for a living. So, I answered him that I design and deal shoes. Soon, he began to tell me how much he appreciates a quality shoe and once he had bought himself a nice pair that he absolutely cherished from a name brand famous in the 60s. He had collected and saved money from playing local club matches and doing some jobs here and there and decided to treat himself with a shoe worth INR 150, which in those days was a lot of money! But these days one can barely even hope to get a quality sandal pair with 150 from a factory, let alone a proper quality shoe and that too handmade.

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Talking to this friendly stranger and from my own experience of reading comments about the shoe prices in several forums got me to think about the expectations of the buyers. It seems with the value of things going up due to the economic effects, the expectations of the people has also increased exponentially. Now they desire to get gold for the price of copper and so on. Is it because of false marketing [practices or crazy ads and promotional offers from sub-quality dealers or something else, but there is something that has a give in this trend.

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But as I have been in the industry for some years now and have had the scope to look at things from a perspective of inside out, I really know the stark realities of how things work from within. These things I had no idea of, before I was a part of this community of shoe designers and sellers.

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To end on a conclusive note, this is not a blog where we try to rant about why consumers will forever haggle and try get things for the price of nothing. That has always been the human nature. But here is a funny thing about shoes, they have been forever in time a product that people will have to spend on and is also an item that people do complain about and are never satisfied.

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While the prices of everything has gone up it is evident that they will for the basic luxury of shoes as well. As a smart buyer you must realize that you cannot get perfection for the bottom rupee, and this is a vicious spiral of thought process that will wreak havoc on your feet! So, manage your buying expectations at the right spot and be patient for the emergent custom-made shoes online revolution!

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