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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5595 on: January 11, 2018, 05:57:56 pm »
Sound pretty usual for utility companies. When they do that to me and i think they're wrong, I just tell them not to increase the DD but leave as it was. Then when the next bill comes in I get a fairer idea of what the true situation is without them taking the money up front, as it were.
Less hassle than switching, unless you can find a better deal elsewhere. But I've yet to find any utility that doesn't hack me off every now and then, no matter how good their reviews.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5596 on: Yesterday at 05:27:41 pm »
Not so much angry but frustrated!

For almost 50 years, my feet have been size 6, and I've never had much trouble, until recently, finding adult shoes to fit.  Mens always started at 6.  However over the last couple of years, I'm finding it increasingly more difficult to find size 6 in mens shoes., unless I want to pay a fortune for them of course.  There are certain well known stores which don't even stock sixes, men's start at 7, kid's finish at 5.  Really starting to hack me off!
Cheers, Trev.


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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5597 on: Yesterday at 05:46:12 pm »
Not so much angry but frustrated!

For almost 50 years, my feet have been size 6, and I've never had much trouble, until recently, finding adult shoes to fit.  Mens always started at 6.  However over the last couple of years, I'm finding it increasingly more difficult to find size 6 in mens shoes., unless I want to pay a fortune for them of course.  There are certain well known stores which don't even stock sixes, men's start at 7, kid's finish at 5.  Really starting to hack me off!


Try Debenhams they stock size 6

They have a large selection online

http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Navigate?storeId=10701&langId=-1&catalogId=10001&lid=%2F%2Fproductsuniverse%2Fen_GB%2Fproduct_online%3DY%2Finsearch%3D1%2Fcategories%3C%7Bproductsuniverse_18664%7D%2Fcategories%3C%7Bproductsuniverse_18664_3074457345616682228%7D%2Fsize_description%3E%7B6%7D

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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5598 on: Yesterday at 06:13:00 pm »
I am also size 6 and throughout my life I have suffered from the same problem as you.

This evening I did manage to buy a nice pair of shoes in the sales but, as you say, they were still expensive.

Dr. Martens are available in size 6.

Best regards,


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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5599 on: Yesterday at 06:36:45 pm »
Have you thought of trying Shoe Zone?  I buy most of my shoes there and, whilst they are not always the best quality, they certainly have some good prices - in size 6! This is just one example -
https://www.shoezone.com/Products/US-Brass-Mens-Black-Smart-Lace-Up-Shoe-53092

They will post orders and if you sign up for their email, you get a fiver  :thumbsup:
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5600 on: Yesterday at 07:37:49 pm »
You're right about the quality, I bought two different pairs from shoe zone beginning of December and both are now letting in the rain through the sole.  I take the beast in my avatar walking several miles a day rain or shine and I can't seem to find any with the longevity that that  needs.  Looks like I may have to spend a bit more if I can find some.
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 07:39:17 pm by TrevL, Reason: typo »
Cheers, Trev.


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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5601 on: Yesterday at 07:54:06 pm »
I'm afraid you get what you pay for IMHO. Over the years I've tried budget shoe shops and found their shoes last maybe a year or less and are not capable of being repaired.
So now me and misses buy our shoes mostly from Clarks or Hotter. They last for years, have good size selections (including widths) and can often be repaired.
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Re: The angry thread
« Reply #5602 on: Yesterday at 08:06:46 pm »
You're right about the quality, I bought two different pairs from shoe zone beginning of December and both are now letting in the rain through the sole.  I take the beast in my avatar walking several miles a day rain or shine and I can't seem to find any with the longevity that that  needs.  Looks like I may have to spend a bit more if I can find some.

not by any chance the 'Earthworks' boots, tend to split across the sole after about 5-6 months.

best boots I've found are Magnum, always used to buy them when I was working, lasted years and years.
you can get then in either normal lace-up high-leg, or normal lace-up ankle styles, and you can also get the high-leg lace-ups with a side zip, saves lacing up each time.

always went to the high-leg myself, preferred to 'blouse' my trouser legs, saved getting mud on them whenit was wet on patrol, and you could get away with it on nights :-)
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