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I have no complaint about getting E-mail from visitors of this Web site. Much
of it (OK, some of it... I do get a bit of SPAM) is
quite enjoyable. However, I do get some occasionally. I frequently get requests that the
manufacturer or a retailer can handle better than I can.
Want to buy shoes?
Look at the bottom of the page if you want to
have a new pair!
Frequently Asked Questions to try BEFORE writing me:
Can you help me find xxxxx (something that's been long-gone)?
- That's the reason I have the manufacturer
and recommended mail-order dealer lists.
- Ask the manufacturer about a reissue; Consumer demand drives reissues.
- If you're interested in serious athletic footwear, the dealers that
specialize in it generally can tell you things like "When New Balance
changed the 1234 to the 1235, all they did is change the colorway" or "When
New Balance changed the 1235 to the 1236, they gave it that 'high-top Chuck'
feel Baby Boomers remember from gym class."
- Some retail chains will search their stores for what you want and ship
it to you, sometimes free. (Dillard's
has done it for me but in this case I had a pair of pants I really liked, I
got the last one, and I said, "Three more just like it!" It will never hurt
to ask if they offer the service.... and if people do ask, they'll be more
inclined to do it.)
- Visit some Outlet Malls. Try
as a starting place.
- Other than that.... you're searching for a needle in a haystack. Stores
generally don't hold merchandise waiting for the price to rise, they cut prices
to make it move out.
- General manufacturer policy is that once it is sold by an authorized
dealer, we neither vouch for its authenticity nor will we tell you how to
prove it isn't authentic. (In other words, do nothing that would give anyone
interested in authenticity a reason to go to other than an authorized
- After reading #1, you start whining "I wanna sneaker" (or something like
- It would be impossible to track the existence of every sneaker in
every store everywhere... I wouldn't phrase it that way have I not been
getting this type of E-mail for over fifteen years, along with everyone else
who runs a site like this. It is a spare-time thing for me, I've
enough other distractions the way it is. I hope you
- NO SWIPING THE PICTURES TO MAKE YOUR OWN WEB SITE
- Class projects are cool if you write, ask for permission, give
credit, and copy the pictures so my Web site bandwidth isn't supporting
your class project if the whole school decides to look at the Web site
written up in the school paper as "Basketball Team Captain Gets 'A' On
Web Class Project About Her Favorite Sneakers." Some good advice from
somebody who did his schooling when high-top Chucks were the best
basketball shoes on the market: Being able to
explain exactly why something happens, and having a documented
explanation that can be shown to others, is an invaluable life skill if
you're looking for a job that requires evaluating problems and coming up
with alternatives. Many times, a good explanation turns a reported "software bug"
into a FAQ note or a report that says "that's better than what
we have already and we'll fix it when we have time." (It's not just your
teacher being fussy.... Trust me.)
- I don't want your SPAM.... send it here instead:
- This Web site is a sneaker MUSEUM, not a sneaker STORE.
- Virtually every sneaker manufacturer will be happy to refer
you to a dealer, either by an automated look-up on their Web site or at their 800
- Try searching Charlie's Sneaker Pages if you're not sure to look for.
- Is this a question about a particular brand of shoe?
- This Web site is not the official brand site for ANY
- To contact a shoe manufacturer, look here for addresses
and telephone numbers.
- Bad shoes? Please look here for major manufacturer
- I don't sign the athletes.... so I can't do much of anything when one
of them throws a temper tantrum or punches somebody out.
- There are a number of questions that I get a lot.
- Want new hot Nike shoes? Visit their Web site for the list of upcoming
- Isn't it interesting that sneakers can be "cool" and "hot" at the
- Did I forget to mention that there are no shoes for sale on this Web
site? (People think I forgot to do this!)
- None of the above apply?
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17 November 2012 18:40
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