how many pairs of SHOES do you OWN?

@ruthinian (2311)
United States
March 25, 2008 12:44pm CST
I love shoes, slippers, sandals... all kinds of footwear. I love shoes in all colors, styles, designs, and heights. It's one of my numerous passion. I think I can't live without shoes. I think I will die if I will not buy a new pair of shoes in a month. (Just joking) I just love shoes. People, specifically men, won't ever understand it but most women love shoes. It's a girl thing so to speak. And since I am a woman, you should understand. How many pairs of shoes do you have?
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@nicholejade (2430)
• Canada
25 Mar 08
I have never counted how many pairs of shoes that I have. But I do know that I have over 100 pairs. Once a pair goes I usually go out and get another pair. Sometimes not the same style etc and I tend to come home with more than one pair. I for one am very bad with shoes. But thankfully for my uncle who loves to build things and make things made me a awesome shoe rack. One for my closet that is all motorized and everything and one for the back door. At the back door I put all the shoes that I wear alot. The other shoes in the closet are pretty much for special occasions and I don't want to have them by the door. My fiance is getting just as bad with shoes just like me. Mind you his are more workboots as he goes through those things like no tomorrow. He understands my fascination of shoes so I don't have to worry about a guy saying how many pairs of shoes do you need?
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
26 Mar 08
I don't count my pairs of shoes too. I am still in denial.
• Canada
27 Mar 08
So am I a little. But you can clearly see I have a ton so I can't deny too much.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
25 Mar 08
Hhhhmm well I'm a MEGA shoe fan myself and I'd have to say that including my winter boots, hiking boots and workout shoes but NOT including the prs of slippers I have I own around 13 or 14 prs of shoes...and will be buying more come the warmer weather LOL I'm particularly fond of summer shoes..stilettos, wedges, sandles etc etc....
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@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
26 Mar 08
I supposed you have not counted all those you gave away or thrown away.
@Darkwing (21588)
26 Mar 08
I've lost count, but I do buy less now than I used to when I was younger. There used to be a shoe shop in Brighton that I'd visit every new season. They used to do the same shoe in various colours and if they had a style I liked, then I'd buy a pair in each colour. lol. I had no end of shoes, and some of them are still going today! Brightest Blessings.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Me, too unlike when I was younger, I bought a lot because I asked money from mom. When I started working found out that it's hard to earn money, I bought less.
@Darkwing (21588)
28 Mar 08
Lol... well, I guess that's an understandable reason. I used to love buying them even out of my wages, especially when the Spring/Summer collection came in. I loved high heeled sandals and if I found a style I liked, I bought all the different colours I liked to go with my clothes.
• United States
29 Mar 08
I probably own at least ten pair of shoes. I have all types of shoes. So I would say that I need just about everyone of them. I am a fashionable person, so I have to keep up with the fashion. I'm not talking about people, but about the fashion. I try to have my own style in some cases also. I think that individuals, especially in this generation need to learn how to do their own thing, and stop following after someone else.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
16 Apr 08
Sorry for the late reply but thanks for the response. I appreciate it. I agree with you, if you have to keep up with the fashion, you won't get wrong with the hippest and the latest shoes. take care.
• Indonesia
27 Mar 08
Don't worry, I can understand . I know girl without shoes is like sea without salt I have one pair shoes, and I haven't used them since many years ago. I prefer to use sandals, but I have only one pairs. Usually I will use them till they can't be used anymore :D
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
28 Mar 08
Thanks for the understanding. My husband is very tolerant of my passion too. Nice to know that there are guys who understand this.
• United States
26 Mar 08
ohhhh,this is a good question.i have a collection of shoes,all kinds.one of the whole side of my garage is all shoes,my mom put shelves on it.i think it more than 50 pairs of shoes in the garage,most of it are never been worn and i have 15-20 pairs in my bedroom..thats why its so hard to choose what to wear coz i really like all of it.you are right,women love shoes like i do.i totally understand what you mean..haha..i do have a collection of belts,caps and purses too...too much huh,my mom's really mad because i used the guestroom as my closet.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Belts! I love belts too and matching bags with my shoes. We are indeed... girls. You must have a shoeroom so that your collection will be housed in one room only.
@kelsan (4)
• India
26 Mar 08
i own about 4 pairs i am not to craz about shoes
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
26 Mar 08
That's alright. Thanks.
• United States
26 Mar 08
I like shoes but I do perfer to be barefooted in the house. But I can say I do have a fair amount. I think I have about 30 or so shoes, sandals, flip flops, and sneakers. I kow I have some that I haven't even worn still in the box and plastic. Knowing me I probably just brought them because they were cute and on SALE(a sale I couldn't let pass me by LOL)
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Good for you, you have a place to stock them.
@jvego7426 (153)
26 Mar 08
i've got like 15pairs all in all, 6 of them are canvas shoes 5of which are chuck taylors. 2 are basketball shoes and the rest are walking everyday shoes I would say.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
26 Mar 08
My brother has 5 pairs of chuck taylor too... in different colors or style. And a few pair of sneakers for his gym and some casual and formal pair for different occasions.
• Philippines
26 Mar 08
I am not much into shoes, so I just own a pair of sneakers, about two pairs of closed shoes, two pairs of sandals, and a pair of fancy slippers I could use to go out. It may seem much, but some of these footwears dates back to 1999.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Wow, and you can still wear them and in perfect shape? They must be of good quality huh?
@subha12 (18453)
• India
26 Mar 08
I think i also have many pairs. But it is not taht i buy shoes from hobby. it is like when i think i need a certain type for purpose i buy it. I ahve about 10 pairs of shoes.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Buying is not really a hobby for me. It's an addiction. or obsession.
@angemac23 (2005)
• Canada
26 Mar 08
I have maybe 20 pairs of shoes....sneakers, sandals, winter boots, dress shoes, shoes for work....
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
26 Mar 08
good collections. thanks.
@bowtieguy (5927)
• United States
26 Mar 08
I have 8 pair, which I guess sounds like a lot for a guy.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
26 Mar 08
I don't think so, my brother has 5 pairs of converse in different colors alone, 4 pairs of sneakers and some other casual and formal shoes for different occasions. Guess we are shoe-people.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
26 Mar 08
I honestly have 21 pairs of shoes in different brands and colours thats what i love to collect specially thongs..
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
26 Mar 08
I love thongs too. Thanks.
@chrysz (1603)
• Philippines
26 Mar 08
I think I only have ten or even less footwear. I am not that particular with my footwear since I would always resort to wearing which I am comfortable with. I am not working in an office or in an institution so I don't need that much. While I was having my student-teaching/practicum I only have a pair of black shoes that matches all my outfit :-) You must be imeldific :-)
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Yup, that is the term... Imeldific!
• United States
26 Mar 08
I probably have about 18-20 pairs of shoes, including sneakers and sandels. The sad thing is, I only ever get to wear the same few pairs of sneakers because of my job. I actually wear fancier shoes and clothes to go to the store than to work.. I have been getting better about buying shoes I don't need lately. Even the high heels must be comfortable now for me to buy them(since when I do wear them at work for an event, I have to stand for 2-3 hours)and they must either be replacing a pair I have or be able to be worn with many outfits.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Yes, I also love to match my shoes with my outfit.
• United States
26 Mar 08
Not many...lol. I have maybe 10 and that's it. (That also includes a pair of exercise sandals).
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
26 Mar 08
10 pairs of shoes are many.
• United States
26 Mar 08
Boy I can relate to this only my love is beanie babies. I have two pairs of sneakers and no pairs of shoes. Wow that was hard to even think of. My sister loves shoes and so does my daughter. Me not at all a big fan of them.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Well, some people are happy with just a pair. As they say, we only have a pair of feet why do we need more than 1 pair of shoes? I makes sense, right? But I still love shoes
@shymurl (2768)
• United States
26 Mar 08
My mother-in-law is just like you. She loves shoes. Has to many to count. I only have about 10 pairs, and I wear all of them. I think my daughter is turning into a shoe fanatic. every time we go to the store shes looking at shoes. lol
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
26 Mar 08
My own mother-in-law is like me too. And she gives me some of her pairs which she never doesn't wear anymore.
• United States
25 Mar 08
I am a woman and I dont like shoes. I own a pair for work, a pair of junk ones for going 4 wheeler riding and a pair of flip flops thats it. I prefer to go barefoot even in the winter. I have been known to take the kids to the bus stop with no shoes or to get the mail...yes even in the snow. In the summer the only time I wear them is if I have to go in a store. Other than that I like the feel of the earth under my feet.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Well, not all women really like shoes. We have different preferences and I respect that. I love walking barefooted too specially in the grass.