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Should You Buy Used Shoes? Experts Weigh In

When it comes to secondhand shopping, there’s undoubtedly a market for shoes. In fact, according to the area manager for Buffalo Exchange consignment stores in New York, Alyson Lutynski, footwear is one of the chain’s best-selling category of items.
“Shoes are in high demand for us year-round, from current dad sneaker trends to comfort-focused styles,” she told FN. “And sales show no signs of slowing down.”
But what truly makes them worth the purchase? Are there any health risks involved in donning a pair of shoes someone else has already worn? To get to the bottom of these questions, we consulted a handful of experts in the consumer, fashion non-profit and health industries. The result was a range of reasons why you should consider buying used shoes, as well as a few important considerations to take into account before going through with your purchase. Here’s what you need to know:
Buying Used Shoes Is a Great Way to Nab Barely-Worn Bargains
Pre-owned shoes are often priced significantly lower than brand new styles, even with little to no wear. “People often buy a pair, only to discover they don’t fit quite right or are uncomfortable,” explains Belle Bakst, a fashion and lifestyle blogger who often

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