Do you buy a new pair of shoes for each new outfit?

United States
September 6, 2007 9:36am CST
Do you purchase a new pair of shoes to wear with a brand new outfit? Or, do you use the shoes that you already have in your closet? Do you think it's wasteful to purchase new shoes or essential? I wish I could afford to purchase a new pair of shoes every time I bought a new outfit. But, mostly I deal with mix and match outfits, so just a few pairs of shoes work just as well. Perhaps, if I wore less casual clothes or more career outfits then I could justify buying a new pair of shoes to specifically match an outfit. I'd love to have a pair of shoes to match every color in the rainbow. A girl can dream, can't she?
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@uath13 (8227)
• United States
6 Sep 07
I have 1 pair that match everything. I'll wear them till they fall appart then buy another pair.
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@Bella128 (2488)
• United States
17 Nov 15
I have tons of shoes but I pretty much wear the same pair all the time. I just love my purple Keds and they seem to match with everything so I mainly just wear those with everything.
@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
16 Oct 15
I do not buy shoes just to go with my outfit. I buy shoes for the comfort of my feet, so that I can walk long hours without getting tired. I always wear out my shoes until my fingers can go through the hole. Some of my shoes cost more than a hundred dollars a pair, so I jolly well make them last long.
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
27 Feb 08
I have one pair of shoes...black leather gym shoes. I don't get into the whole shoe thing like alot of women do. I pick a pair that I like and then stay with them. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@laurika (4537)
• United States
18 Sep 07
For me it is just wasting purchase, how you said.i think I can combinate many of my shoes with other outfit and don't need all the time new one.It is also not only about money , but about place where to put them all the time.My closet is already full of shoes and I don't want any of them put away.
• Australia
12 Sep 07
Hrmm... well, I only own one pair of shoes, so I guess it matches every outfit I buy! Because of problems I have with my feet - they are wide and terribly short, a size four in ladies - I can't actually find shoes to fit me. So I dream of wearing all sorts of shoes and matching them with my outfits *dreams* I think I would love to have a pair of shoes to match all my outfits - most of them would be in shades of purple! I believe as long as the shoe is comfortable and you will wear it a significant amount of times during the year it would not be wasteful to purchase. Although I think buying a pair of shoes for each and every outfit that you own would be way too extravegant! I think you should have shoes for casual wear, shoes for outdoor activities, slippers, going out shoes and a pair of absolute favourites... any more would just be for pleasure and luxury as apposed to essential body wear! But on the other hand I say, if you really enjoy buying and wearing beautiful shoes, go ahead and do so and I will turn green with envy and still be wearing my good old faithful boots!
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
12 Sep 07
Hi there. No way, If I did that, I'd have no room left in my wardrobe... I have shoes that I mix and match to what ever I choose to wear...
@youless (86446)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Sep 07
I am not so keen on buying new shoes. Usually when I am going to buy the new dress, usually I will think about which of my shoes can match them. I am the opposite behavior in this aspect:)
@shomomo (850)
• Israel
7 Sep 07
Absolutely not. I have a couple of shoes and I need to get the outfit buy more shoes? not sir! I just buy shoes and then buy outfits without any relations between.
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
7 Sep 07
if i could afford it that would be great but right now i cant,and i havent bought a new pair in awhile.but i rather buy cute sandals to match my outfits,they are alot cheaperand really cute.pattie
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
7 Sep 07
No i surely dont have the kind of funds to go for a purchase of a seperate set of shoes for each dress. I would love to but my income doesnt permit so. I have around 6 sets of shoes, sandals which are meant for partywear and i match one of them with my dress. Actually sometimes the cost of purchasing a set of shoes is more than the dress itself.
• United States
7 Sep 07
Nope. I don't like shoe or clothing shopping, so whenever I buy one, I try to avoid buying the other. I have one pair of tennis shoes that I literally wear with everything, because I rarely dress up, and I have a pair of flip flops that I wear with whatever, whenever I want. I just can't understand how women can stand to have so many shoes. I'd love to go without shoes if I could.
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
7 Sep 07
If I have a pair of shoes that matches with the new outfit then there is no need for me to purchase a new one. But if it doesn't look good and I have sufficient money then perhaps I would buy a new shoes. I'm pretty lucky to have the same shoe size as my mother that's why we share on most the shoes, she loves shoes that's why I just usually borrow from her =)
• India
7 Sep 07
Of course I don’t buy shoes for every outfit. I think its not only a wastage of hard-earned money, its also a waste of time and energy going to the shoe-shop every time I buy a dress. Till accessories its OK, but matching shoes…no way! I have 2/3 pairs of sturdy shoes in different colours like tan, burgundy, brown and these go with most of my work clothes. For fancy occasions when I dress up, I wear fancy decorated open sandals. I have a few pair of these too and that’s all. But yes, a girl can dream but I believe you are intelligent enough to have your feet firmly on the ground.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
7 Sep 07
sadly, i dont. it would be impractical for me. like you, i settle with mix-matching outfits that can go with my footwears. but i think it cant be help too that i settle myself with what i have, because i find it hard to buy shoes or whatever footwear that i really like. im so picky and im hard to please when it comes to footwears. LOL
@ssf12ster (489)
• India
7 Sep 07
i am afraid of losing ne wpairs though it may be in my closet.so i dont buy much. i buy new pair only when worn out irrespective of outfits i wear the same old thigs.waste of money.
• Pakistan
7 Sep 07
same here i also do try to mix match my shoes with my cloths. and i wish if i could buy a new pair with each clothes i have.
@mbilagan (178)
• Philippines
7 Sep 07
I love shoes but I dont usually buy new shoes to match with my new outfit. I buy shoes because I like the style and it looks good on feet. and like you I do mix and match and usually I bought a shoes that looks universal so I can wear it with any outfit I have in closet. It's not really essential to have bunch of shoes. Sometimes shoes also get easily damage if you just stock it.
@aj2006 (1536)
• Philippines
7 Sep 07
I love sandals and shoes, I am impulsive sometimes in buying shoes.. but I make sure that most of my shoes can be mix and match to most outfits that I really use and I'm into, As a working mommmy, I have a corporate attire to maintain at the office, so I have closed shoes in boots and heels to match my slacks or skirt.. When I go casual, a jeans with snickers or rubber shoes will do.. :)
• Hong Kong
7 Sep 07
No, I don't. I can't afford it really and for most of the case, I buy shoes which could go with almost all my clothes. I don't like to define the outfit in certain ways, I love the mix and match. I think it's more fun for me. Besides, to me, it's really hard to find a comfy pair of shoes, if I ever find them (good-looking too) and I will stick with them until they fall apart.