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How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« on: November 07, 2013, 01:06:50 PM »
I find it so difficult to buy shoes and from your posts I guess I am not alone... I don't want to look frumpy but I cannot wear heels or narrow fitting shoes for a whole day so I keep a pair of smart shoes at work and I walk to & from work in my trainers. IAt the moment I have two or three pairs which I never use and I'm going to donate to a charity shop. In order to stop making silly purchases I tried to compile a list of essential shoes.
Here goes:
1 pair ankle boots
1 pair ballerina shoes (not completely flat!)
1 pair knee high boots
1 pair of trainers
1 pair smart shoes
1 pair sandals
1pair lace ups

7 pairs! What are your views on this momentous question? and where do you find smart and comfortable shoes?  :cry:

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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2013, 02:40:04 PM »
I have just 5 pairs of shoes:

- my everyday black Nikes(my feet love comfort)
- one pair of dressy black satin flats with criss-cross elastic
- one pair of LL Bean mud boots(haven't needed them here in SF but there's always a first time depending)
- one pair of hiking boots(good for camping or other adventures)
- one pair of aquashoes(for when we go to Hawaii)

That's it! I do look at fun funky flats(like KEEN, Naot, etc.) as that's what I'd like if I had more spending money, but have to pass.
High heels of any sort are conspicuously absent from my shoe collection as they have been for decades now. My feet NEVER liked them, and I value my ability to move freely and my comfort way way over "looking amazing" when it comes to my feet.

milla

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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2013, 05:24:00 PM »
Dear Cara, I don't want to look amazing in high  heels  but I am not very tall...a bit on the short side to be honest, and I am vain!

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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2013, 08:23:32 PM »
Im tall so heels  I do not really wear anymore. Mostly athletic shoes for everyday.

Let me go count emmm 20 in all. Lots of short ankle boots that were in style nearly ten year s ago some neglected  heels, lots of casual sneaker/walkers and a pair of ''winter'' boots.

I could stand to get rid of at least 5 pairs. A few nice dress shoes but I live in walkers now and
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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2013, 12:22:14 AM »
@milla: I'm not tall either - I'm just under 5'5". Still no heels - I'm fine with my height, focusing on fitness and health. I'm not vain about my feet but I am about my hair(the ONE thing I don't scrimp on when it comes to cuts since it's a difficult type to cut).

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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2013, 12:46:00 AM »
Listy plans to plead the Fifth on this topic. :-X
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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2013, 01:35:12 AM »
C'mon!  'fess up, Ms Listy! :wink:

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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2013, 09:32:48 AM »
I am really bad about holding on to shoes as long as they still fit and I think I might possibly wear them again some day.  Mostly I wear clogs in the winter and sandals or flip flops in the summer.  I have a lot of sandals since I live in a temperate climate. Somewhere I have a pair of snow boots, but we don't get much snow here.  I also have dressier flats to wear on occasion, in both black and brown.  I don't wear boots at all, although I love the look on others.  Too confining and too warm for me, I'm afraid.

So...if I pared down to what I actually need, I guess it would be two pairs of dressy flats in black and brown, three pairs of clogs in black, gray, and tan, casual sandals in brown and white, dressier sandals in black and white, plus assorted flip flops which I refuse to number!  No heels for me, I'm afraid - bad knees.  (I own a cute pair of silver strappy ones only worn for immediate family members' weddings. I'm keeping them although we're finished with weddings now.)

I shop mostly in a local shoe store that has two annual sales with 50% off my favorite brands.  I love Merrell clogs and Børn or Clark's flats and sandals.  I can get the shoes that make my feet feel good if I catch them on sale.
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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2013, 10:07:31 AM »
I have about 20 pair but tend to wear the same ones over and over again...  the ones that are most comfortable.  Hmmmm....
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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2013, 12:10:10 AM »
I have one pair of heels but I've never worn them :-[....basic black pointed toe pumps.
One pair of snow boots
One pair of black leather knee high riding boots
2 pairs of ankle boots
One pair of trainers
lots of cheap flip flops
3 pairs of sandals
2 pairs of studded smoking loafers
a whole lot of ballet flats...2 pairs of black (one with gold trim, one with silver), one embroidered, 1 gold, 1 purple, 1 leopard, 1 merlot, 1 pink, 1 brown

I didn't think I had a lot of shoes but I guess I do! :eek:
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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2013, 02:00:24 AM »
Need? Well, let's see - I'm doing this on the fly and it will be interesting to think about. Haven't looked at anyone else's list yet as I don't want to be influenced and think "Oh YES, of course, I need a pair of those as well."

Two pairs of sandals - one for walking, one for glamming
One pair of walking/hiking shoes
Two pairs of pretty flats
Ballet flats to keep in the office
Ugg boots
Leather knee-high boots
One pair kitten or low-heeled party shoes

So that's nine pairs.

I have more, mainly because of the number of pairs of sandals I own. I like to buy two new pairs of sandals each summer but I hang onto and wear the old ones as well and they last me for years. I wear sandals for more months of the year than I wear shoes.
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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2013, 08:40:06 AM »
How many pairs I need is much different than how many pairs I own.  :rollseyes:  But this question really has me thinking!

I guess I just don't get rid of shoes. (still have my wedding shoes from 28 years ago).  And I still have all those really high heels that squish my toes, up on my closet shelf in boxes.  I don't know why I keep them...But every so often now, my DD (15) needs a pair of "nice" shoes and will peruse them.  And then there's a big plastic bin of flip-flops and sandals, and a whole row of boots (with paper towel rolls inserted to keep them up!) lined up on the closet floor.

All in all, I wear a small percentage of what I own, I guess.  But, I promise I'm not a hoarder!  :-[
At barely 5'2", I don't like to wear flat shoes, and actually they're not comfortable for me.  My favorite shoes right now are a pair of black, slip on, Easy Spirit shoes with a very tiny bit of wedge.

 
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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2013, 07:36:24 AM »
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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2013, 11:43:36 AM »
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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2013, 11:46:41 AM »
I have counted all my shoes and I have
3 pairs of trainers
1pair ballerinas
1 pair knee high boots
2 pairs ankle length boots
2 pairs of heels, not very high, that I keep at work
4 pairs sandals
1 pair of lace-ups (or brogues)
And that is it.
Ah! And a couple of pairs of smart shoes that I bought for weddings and only wore once…

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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2013, 11:33:32 AM »
My shoes:
2 pairs of oxfords (lace-ups)
3 pairs of ankle boots
1 pair of tall riding boots
2 pairs of tall rain boots
4 pairs of sandals
1 pair of tennis shoes
1 pair of ballet flats
2 pairs of topsiders
3 pairs of heels (only worn when necessary for formal events)
 

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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2013, 04:58:59 PM »
I'd say a number, but I'm not sure I could ever have too many shoes  :)

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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2014, 05:49:18 PM »
Can you really ever have enough shoes?

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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2014, 08:46:48 PM »
Can you really ever have enough shoes?
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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2014, 04:16:21 PM »
At least 100 pairs!!!!
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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2014, 12:39:11 PM »
Well at least they are getting used. You can give some of them to her. Have you noticed if you wait long enough things that went out of style 20 yrs ago are now coming back. I think the 80s are coming back (skinny jeans , wavy hair- but please no mall hair this time).

How many pairs I need is much different than how many pairs I own.  :rollseyes:  But this question really has me thinking!

I guess I just don't get rid of shoes. (still have my wedding shoes from 28 years ago).  And I still have all those really high heels that squish my toes, up on my closet shelf in boxes.  I don't know why I keep them...But every so often now, my DD (15) needs a pair of "nice" shoes and will peruse them.  And then there's a big plastic bin of flip-flops and sandals, and a whole row of boots (with paper towel rolls inserted to keep them up!) lined up on the closet floor.

All in all, I wear a small percentage of what I own, I guess.  But, I promise I'm not a hoarder!  :-[
At barely 5'2", I don't like to wear flat shoes, and actually they're not comfortable for me.  My favorite shoes right now are a pair of black, slip on, Easy Spirit shoes with a very tiny bit of wedge.

 
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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2014, 06:40:18 PM »
I have many pairs but I also share with my daughter. We are luckily the same size so it is great to have as many pairs of shoes that I do. 

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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2014, 02:42:52 AM »
Can you really ever have enough shoes?

hahaha I thought the same
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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2015, 01:30:20 PM »
I'm with Cara and have a minimum of comfy shoes.  But I know that geography is the main deciding factor and if I lived i a snowy clime I would own at least a couple pair of snow boots, then boots for those slushy weeks, and warm slippers for home.  As it is I can do most of my life in Dansko clogs or flipflops, go barefoot at home, and have 2 pairs of prettier sandal type shoes for the rare event. 

All of my friends wear Danskos or Keens, Clarks, that type of cute flat shoe you can walk in.  I get it that these shoes are hated by the fashionista crowd, but I choose comfort and I think they look great.  Shoes are definitely a signal of our social preferences and tribal leanings. 


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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2015, 09:30:06 PM »
@gilberte: So glad to see someone else who also values comfort in shoes, and also not having that many either. It seems that there are very few of us, especially in the both owning-few-pairs AND the comfort camp. You're right about tribal leanings - I'm with the dancers, movement artists, yogis, etc. who tend to wear comfortable shoes that one can MOVE in.

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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2015, 08:45:32 AM »
Another here who values comfort above all else in shoes! I have several pair of shoes to choose from but they are all casual and comfortable. I can get away with that because I work from home so I live in blue jeans 365 days per year.

I go so far as to buy boys' shoes sometimes because they have a wider toe box and fit me better.

Years ago I wore more fashionable shoes when I worked outside the house but even those had to be comfortable. Now I am grateful that I didn't abuse my feet by wearing uncomfortable shoes because my feet are still in great shape with no issues that a lot of my more fashionable friends seem to be experiencing.

As for social preferences and tribal leanings, I have lived in a small rural village for the past 10 years so casual is definitely the name of the game here. That's not to say that I don't miss being able to dress up more - I do. But the need so seldom arises that I don't even have a dress, skirt or slacks in my wardrobe. Instead, on the rare occasion that I am invited to a wedding (once in the last 10 years) or have to go to court (again, once in the last 10 years), I buy what I need. Since my size and shape have changed over time, neither of those outfits work for current needs either. Besides, I don't mind spending on a special occasion outfit every once in a while.
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« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2015, 01:11:10 PM »
One of the things for which I am the most grateful is that my parents didn't make me wear shoes as a kid.  As soon as I got home from school they came off and I was never criticized for this.  I love going barefoot and my goal would be to install underfloor heating in my house so that this would be possible all winter :-)   LOL.  Anyway, I grew up in San Francisco in the 60s and went to Berkeley to college so you can probably guess that high heels never came into the picture.  I hike a lot, ride a bicycle, and so I love the newer styles of dressy sport shoes which offer support and cushioning with cute (well, that's subjective!  cute to me) uppers.  I remembered after my earlier post that I have a pair of zip-up suede boots with a low heel, but I haven't worn them for a couple of years.  I never could relate to Sex & the City fans who loved SJP's obsession for heels, but I know many women love them.    I might be able to wear them for 45 minutes, but think after that I'd be hurting.   I saw a photo of Cate Blanchett recently in blue heels and she looked fantastic ... if I had a spare $300 would I buy heels?  I don't know.

Did you see the post on The Sartorialist a couple of years ago of a woman in jeans and Danskos sitting outside in NYC?  It got hundreds of comments, half of them saying she was the sexiest, most confident women, and half saying they were ungodly hooves.  LOL.   

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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2015, 03:39:08 PM »
@gilberte: and here I am in SF, second time around LOL! I lived here for 14 years from '80-'94, was in New Mexico for 12 years(10 of them rural)and now back in SF for the last almost 9 years. By SF I mean SF proper too. So many people often say they lived in SF, and then when one asks what neighborhood, they say Danville or Santa Rosa even - NOT the same thing by a long shot! Old art school graduate here(RISD), made her living in textile print design field for many years in NYC before coming out here, then etched glass design before quitting all that to devote my time to painting and lately, some digital arts, so yes, I'm pretty independent. Also along the way I've been profoundly influenced by dancers in how to dress by solid ballet classes as an adult, and reconnecting with dance in a different form a few years ago(hoop and intuitive dance). Along the way I kept up my fitness too. All of this influences what one chooses for both clothing, and shoes. Again, NO stilettos for me ever. I'm a confirmed flat shoe wearer, and I go barefoot at night after I get home too. One's feet need air, and also room for toes to spread back out the way they would naturally be. I take good care of my feet through certain exercises too, prescribed by my awesome body worker who in fact does work with dancers and athletes as well as those post-accident/surgery.

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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2015, 10:28:09 AM »
If I could, I would wear flip flops everywhere and I used to be a shoewhore. No Stillo heels or anything like that. I don't wish for what I don't have. I'm short but cute so I've never been one to use heels to be taller.  2-3 inches was it for me. If I fall, I don't have far to fall from... :lol:
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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2015, 08:19:04 AM »
I find it so difficult to buy shoes and from your posts I guess I am not alone... I don't want to look frumpy but I cannot wear heels or narrow fitting shoes for a whole day so I keep a pair of smart shoes at work and I walk to & from work in my trainers. IAt the moment I have two or three pairs which I never use and I'm going to donate to a charity shop. In order to stop making silly purchases I tried to compile a list of essential shoes.
Here goes:
1 pair ankle boots
1 pair ballerina shoes (not completely flat!)
1 pair knee high boots
1 pair of trainers
1 pair smart shoes
1 pair sandals
1pair lace ups

7 pairs! What are your views on this momentous question? and where do you find smart and comfortable shoes?  :cry:


I would add one extra pair of trainers if you're goign to work out in them. Might be good to air one pair out!  :lol:

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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2015, 03:44:56 PM »
Since my first post, I have added to my collection: I bought a pair of suede ankle boots (taupe) and a pair of brogues. Both Clarks, both sales bargains!

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« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2015, 05:31:57 PM »
For the last month I've had exactly one pair of shoes -- pale yellow Converse.  They go with everything and look good with my one dress, jeans and leggings.  They're also good at the gym and for hikes.  I love living minimally! 

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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2015, 07:44:50 PM »
Even though I have my really few pairs of shoes to begin with, only two of those pairs are worn daily - my house moccasins, and my street shoes(black Nike cross-trainers that I wear with everything). But since I so rarely ever dress up, my shoe needs are really simple, not to mention comfortable which is hugely important to me. I will NOT go near heels ever any more(haven't for nearly 30 years and even back then it was only for dressier occasions), not even when I want to look a little nicer.

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« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2015, 10:00:30 AM »
I'm so glad we live in a time where foot comfort is valued and allowed.  Remember when it was a scandal that women wore sports shoes (whatever they were called then ... tennis shoes, trainers, running shoes) to commute to work?  All the newspapers did lots of photos of this and there was lots of noise about how ugly it was.  They carried fashionable heels or whatever with them and then changed at work.

In my mind Steve Jobs did a big thing for everyone when he publicized wearing one outfit (jeans, a black t-neck, and running shoes) for his work outfit year after year.  Because he had clout, he helped make it OK.  I remember going to France in the early 90s and wearing athletic shoes on the streets and being scolded and ridiculed by my French friends and relatives, because it was not done!!!  But now in Paris like everywhere else it is totally OK. 

I go barefoot at home or wear socks in winter, and also love Danskos (scandinavian style clogs), Clarks, Keens, many of the newer comfortable brands.   I know geography still plays a part in this, and in the area where Cara and I live (SF and closeby) these brands are seen much more than heels or platform sandals, which I take it are in the majority in New York.   Occasionally I'll see a heel or pointed toe flat which I think is pretty in a photo, but I know it wouldn't be practical for someone who walks as much as I do.   If I were just standing or sitting still for a photo -- sure!   

I also remember that I loved the album Tapestry by Carole King in about 1970, where she is in jeans, a simple sweater and barefoot on the cover.  I guess we are always influenced by our adolescent heroines.  :-)  Really glad I grew up in those late 60s values of simplicity, peace-love & flowers, and healthy basics. 
 

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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2015, 12:27:00 PM »
"Really glad I grew up in those late 60s values of simplicity, peace-love & flowers, and healthy basics."

@gilberte: once again you nail it with that last sentence - I'm so with you on that too!:)
About what people here wear on their feet, there's a real division it seems. Most of the people in the flow arts/yoga/dance communities that I'm on the edge of wouldn't go NEAR 6" stillettos, as we/they value our/their feet too much to do so, but I see them all the time on more mainstream young women who are going out for the evening. I don't know about downtown workers as I'm not in that circuit. But you're right in general that up here in SF and northern California in general, health-conscious style and beauty are more valued than looking like a runway model dressed to the NINES. Meanwhile, the younger one can call us old hippies all they want LOL! Yet at the same time I do see a subset of younger women who aren't mainstream who are more creative, etc.:)
I love the various comfortable-looking brands you mention - it's just that my budget doesn't allow for those and I have to settle for all-purpose black NIKE cross trainers for my one pair of everyday shoes. Often I go barefoot in the house, especially at night, and wear black moccasins and fun socks(which I wear anyway) in the house when not barefoot.

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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2015, 02:02:06 PM »
Cara, i can't afford new Danskos, Keens, etc. either, waaaaaa.  But I have found that Danskos last forever; I have a pair that I got second hand 20 years ago and they are still good & barely look scuffed.  Keens & rubber-soled shoes don't last much more than a year I find before the cushioning in the soles deflates enough to make them less comfortable for me.  I keep looking at thrift stores and found my nearly-new Converse for $4 that way.  Maybe some day I'll have more money and will buy new clothing but for now thrift stores and garage sales have made me happy and I don't miss the shopping experience.

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« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2015, 04:36:31 PM »
@gilberte: I'm with you on the thrift/second-hand store and garage sale route too. I never really was a "department store" person save for a very couple of items.

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« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2015, 11:58:41 AM »
Milla, Clarks is one of my favorite brands.  They always seem comfy and attractive to my eyes and nerve endings. 

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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2015, 01:16:33 AM »
How many days are there in one year?

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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2016, 05:10:52 AM »
Hi,
I have a 8 pair of shoes
1 ankle boot
2 pair of sandals
3 pair of pretty flats
2 pair of high heels
Thanks!!