An individual purchased a pair of shoes from their local thrift store.
Of course the shoes were already broken in when they were bought, but this individual took “breaking in” to a whole new level,
Even after 20 years, they were still wearing them.
And darned if they did not actually improve in condition:
Every time the fabric developed a hole, they would simply sew it back up, so the stitching actually became stronger as time went on.
As the sole wore out it was resoled each time, which built a sturdy base on the shoe.
Even the years of natural oils soaked through the felt which rendered the shoes waterproof.
Really even after years of wear and tear the shoes were in better quality than they were straight out of the factory.
Certainly good for another 20 years.