I don't often thrift shoes... I have only done it one other time and it was for a pair of Bass oxfords. For some reason, the shoe sections at thrift stores really gross me out. Still, I couldn't pass these up. I know the Candies are very obnoxious, but for me they are a pair of shoes that I never got when they were cool and so the teenager in me made me buy them! I have yet to wear them, but I think I could totally make something happen... maybe. I am also in love with the Etienne Aigner loafers. They were barely worn, so they need some breaking in, but they're the most beautiful chocolaty brown. They match everything I own and I just love them...a very perfect find.