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Bloomberg's Two Shoes

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New York's Mayor Bloomberg may be a billionaire, but he doesn't splurge on shoes! "The mayor owns only two pairs of work shoes," his spokesman, Stu Loeser, told the New York Post. "One day he'll wear one, the next the other—and when they get worn down, he has them resoled." The labels inside are so worn, after 10 years of constant wear, that even the mayor himself—who wears a size 9EE—doesn't know what brand they are anymore. "A pair of shoes like that could go 18 to 20 years if you put cream on them, shine them up, resole them every eight to nine months, and depending on how much you perspire, use cedar trees on the inside," a shoe repairman in midtown told the paper. [NYP]