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Deteriorate
Started by Bob brennan
Posted: September 11, 2013 at 18:45
Have a pair of MBT shoes purchased from TX store that specializes in fitting
shoes properly. They are at least 5 yrs old and maybe up to 19 yrs old but rarely
worn as they hurt the back of my heels. Today I noticed the heel cushion material
is falling out as I walk and it has deteriorated and offers little cushion. For
expensive shoes rarely worn, this is a real quality control issue
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Re: Deteriorate
Reply #1 by Shoemaker
Posted: September 19, 2013 at 12:46
Dear Bob,

With all due respect, I don't think you can expect footwear material
which is anywhere between 5 and 19 years old not to deterioate.

The sensor (foamy wedge) in the shoes is made from low density PU.
This means it absorbs humidity and bacteria's, which eventually will
lead to a breakdown of the material (as with all PU materials, but the
lower density the shorter life span). It is not a question of "if" but
"when".

Storing footwear in a dry, dark and cool place when not being used
will certainly expand the life time of materials, but natural
biological degradation will take place no matter what.

If not a comfort to you, at least I hope it is an explanation to help
understanding the issue. The morale is, that footwear should always be
worn when purchased ..... it (unfortunately) does not behave like good
wine, even when stored "correctly".

Best regards Morgan
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