I look at eBay often for vintage shoes. Probably too much. I mainly look for shoes in my size but I sometimes look for shoes for various readers of this blog. By request. This searching takes time since there are about 4 million men’s shoes currently on eBay. Of that total, there are about 500,000 men’s dress shoes. And sellers often mislabel their listings. To speed my search, I have written some software to help me find the gems.
The shoes I search for are good deals (no or low wear with a low price), or are significant in some way (rare or remarkable shoes). When I find a good listing, I add it to my watch list to track its progress. My watch list has become sort of a curated eBay vintage shoe list.
What’s on my watch list? You can now see it here: David’s eBay Watch List
How does this work? As I add items to my watch list, they will appear online in this list. This is done through a bit of additional software I wrote
I am not planning on buying these shoes. Well maybe a few. I already have enough shoes but I keep searching for the next perfect pair. Of course.
The list is mainly focused on vintage shoes from the USA and Canada. I also have been watching a number of quality vintage shoe trees. There are some excellent shoe trees on eBay at low prices. I plan on writing a shoe tree article at some point.
I added controls to help filter the listings by brand and size. You can also sort by listing time. Take a look and let me know what you think.
JSYK, I am not selling these shoes and sellers aren’t paying me to feature their listing. So I can’t vouch for the quality of the item or the integrity of the seller. Buyer beware.