1. PRICINGWhile fairly obvious it’s number one for a reason. If you plan on wearing your shoes (which you should!) what's the point of buying something that’s going to get dirty the second you walk outside? There’s a reason smart people say to never buy a car new! That thinking just might apply the same here. Also if you pay less per pair, you can experiment more with styles you might want to try.
2. ENVIRONMENTAL CONSCIOUSNESSWearing used shoes is a more sustainable choice than buying new because the product is already in circulation. By reusing shoes instead of purchasing new ones, you contribute to reducing waste and the carbon footprint associated with shoe production. We’re not saying you’ll end global warming, but compared to buying new—it’s the more sustainable (and thoughtful) way to go.
3. VINTAGE AESTHETICWith the rise of vintage culture and thrifting on sites like Depop, we’ve seen a rekindled interest in historical styles and retros. Having the latest heat is cool, but having something from 5 or 10 years ago that everyone forgot about? Now you stand out. True style is ebbing when others flow and by buying used you open up your style far beyond the latest trend on social media. The lower cost can contribute to the fun aspect of acquiring and wearing different pairs of shoes.
So as you go out there and look for the next pair of sneakers to rock, always check KYX out. We make sure to authenticate, clean, and rate all of our shoes so you are 100% confident in your used shoe purchase.