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Author Topic: How many pairs of shoes do you need?  (Read 6558 times)

milla

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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 onceā€¦

Emma Peel

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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)
 

mikaelad

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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  :)

mikaelad

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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?

SusieQ

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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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Lynn About Faces

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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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Swest

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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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Luella

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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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gilberte

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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. 


cara4art

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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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gilberte

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Re: How many pairs of shoes do you need?
« 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.

SusieQ

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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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