Posted by BootHawg (other posts) on February 28, 2017 at 20:02:47:
In Reply to: A Delicate Subject posted by rafe on February 12, 2017 at 13:10:39:
: I am ready to accept my fate. Over the years I have accumulated many pairs of boots (to the point that my wife says I have a boot fetish). None of my relatives wears anything close to my size so I must dispose of the boots. My brother-in-law deals with Ebay frequently so I was going to ask him to sell some of them.
: First of all I will go through those that would find a home at Good Will and make donations. I have others that are nearly new and could be sold on line. And then there are the five pairs of Wescos (four custom and one off the rack). I was thinking of putting a small tag on the bottom of a pair and then write a description of them. As we all know, some boots are far from cheap and I would hope the family could recover some of what I paid. Some of my Doc Martens were made in England and some elsewhere.
: I would think that one or more people here have had to deal with the disposition of a boot collection. I am looking for realistic suggestions of how to handle this and would appreciate your help.
: Most of the off-the-rack boots are size 13, the custom Wescos are more like 13.5 for a narrow foot; some are a 14D. Please do not try to contact me directly.
Rafe, am sorry for your situation. In the last couple of years I have been doing a general downsizing.
Last year a couple living in the valley below me were burned out. I gave him several older construction boots. He was a contractor. I also gave him my late son's work boots.
This last week the husband of my housekeeper was working for me moving furniture. I had a basket of boots I never wear. Some too old, a few just don't fit. Gave him two pair right away. He and his wife had lost everything (it's a long story). I had loved one of the pair. Bought at a flea Market for $8.00, but 1/2 size too small.
Hope you figure it out. They are too large for me. I'm in the market for some knee high lace ups due to swelling of the feet.