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Good story and yes I have had shoes that left traces of themselves behind. My sister gave me a pair of nice looking clogs but she said that she's had them for years even though they looked in good shape. She hadn't worn them in a long time because of her feet were getting bad. One day I put them on to go somewhere and I walked through the kitchen. When I back tracked because I forgot something, I noticed little black pieces all over the house. I was like what is all this? I took off the shoes and looked at them. The black heals were deteriorating while I was walking.

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That's interesting that it happened to you too. I looked it up and apparently if you don't store them appropriately, they will become dry and brittle. And if they are stored in a damp or humid environment, they can develop mold or mildew.

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Loved this! I don't play golf, but grew up opposite a golf course - my brother joined as a cadet member and used to go over to practise. Dad tried to join once - it's the sort of place where you have to be accepted by the committee, if you know what I mean - anyway, they told him 'We think you're a very nice chap, and we'd love to have you - but sadly your golf just isn't up to scratch!' They recommended an intensive course with their club pro, but he didn't ever pursue it. 😁

Nice story about the shoes. I hate shopping, and will literally wear clothes and shoes until they fall apart. My husband and I were on very short break to an unusually (for us!) posh hotel a few years ago, and as I walked across their damp lawn (while we were swanning ostentatiously around the grounds!) the sole of one of my elderly boots snapped clean across the middle. I yelped - my foot was suddenly cold and wet - and nearly frightened the gardener to death!

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I know the country clubs here you have to pay big bucks to get into. I stick to the public courses.

I hear you on wearing clothes until they fall apart. I haven't bought any new clothes in many years myself. For some reason, they just stay good for a long time with me. I was considering a story about that same thing but I wasn't sure if I should show the photo of one of the items (boxers) or not. I laugh when I talk about those because I call them my "holy" underwear and I used to wear them only on Sundays. 🤣

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'Holy underwear' - I LOVE this! 🤣

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I used to play a bit, but not for a few years. I don't miss it, but I did enjoy your story! Funny about the shoes...

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