I Have a Shoe Fetish

@moffittjc (42208)
Gainesville, Florida
March 15, 2016 9:25pm CST
Hi. My name is Jeff. I'm a shoeaholic. I have a shoe addiction! About two years ago, my girlfriend bought me a pair of Sperry Top-Siders for my birthday. Growing up as a kid, I had always loved wearing boat shoes, but over the years I slowly ended up wearing sneakers or dress shoes more, and boat shoes less. Anyway, I fell in love with the Sperry's my girlfriend bought for me, so she got me a second pair for Christmas that year. Around that same time, her brother, who is on the US Olympic sailing team, landed Sperry as a major sponsor for their racing team. We celebrated by buying a third pair of Sperry's! Well, here we are two years later, and I am up to nine pairs of Sperry's! I just love them, and aside from the dress shoes I have to wear to work, I pretty much only wear boat shoes now! I just want to keep buying more, as I love how they look and feel, as well as the quality workmanship that goes into them! As I sit hear typing this post, I am looking down at the brand-new pair of Sperry's on my feet that I bought tonight! Yes, I'm sitting at home on the couch still wearing my Sperry's! I may just be tempted to sleep with them on tonight, that's how much I love them! lol Okay, so I'm going a little overboard! But really, I have to figure out how to break myself of this shoe habit! I'm like a junkie in need of a fix!
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@TheHorse (63996)
• Pleasant Hill, California
16 Mar 16
I'm kind of a shoe junkie as well. I think I actually own five pairs of shoes! Makes me feel kind of vain.
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@moffittjc (42208)
• Gainesville, Florida
16 Mar 16
I get so excited when I find a good pair of Sperry's on sale, but then after I get them I'm like, "why the heck did I just buy another pair of shoes?" Then I feel slightly guilty. And then, because I feel guilty, I make myself feel better by buying more shoes! It's a vicious cycle! lol Seriously though, I'm not really that bad. The only reason I ended up with nine pairs is because I came across deals that were too good to pass up. I think I currently have just about every style I would want from Sperry, so I'm not really in any hurry to go out and buy more pairs.
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• Eugene, Oregon
16 Mar 16
Now I feel strange. I have about nine pair, but no all one brand! Geeze.
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@moffittjc (42208)
• Gainesville, Florida
18 Mar 16
@JamesHxstatic I've got a buddy of mine who collects pairs of Air Jordan basketball shoes. He wears them one or two times, and then puts them away in his closet. He must have over 50 pairs! Air Jordans are the only shoes he'll wear. but he'll never wear the same pair for very long because he doesn't want them to get dirty, scratched up, or ruined!
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Mar 16
I've heard of women who have shoe fettish's but not men. Interesting. Nine pairs - I own a max of three pairs of shoes.
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@moffittjc (42208)
• Gainesville, Florida
16 Mar 16
Us men are just as bad with shoes, but usually it's a collection of basketball shoes, or running shoes for us! lol
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@Elizaby (3621)
• Pensacola, Florida
16 Mar 16
I don't have that many shoes either maybe four or five pair as I don't wear heels and look for shoes that will go with anything, besides it is hard at times to find wide width shoes
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Mar 16
@Elizaby I have wide width as well, and it is very hard.
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• United States
16 Mar 16
I love shoes too and purses. But more purses than shoes lol. I can't help it either.
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@moffittjc (42208)
• Gainesville, Florida
18 Mar 16
I'm with you on the shoes, but purses are a little out of my league!
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• United States
20 Mar 16
@moffittjc how about watches?
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@moffittjc (42208)
• Gainesville, Florida
25 Mar 16
@infatuatedbby I don't own any watches. I'm not into the concept of time. lol
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@jstory07 (66134)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Mar 16
Yes you are going overboard with those shoes. Wear out what you have before you buy anymore.
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@moffittjc (42208)
• Gainesville, Florida
16 Mar 16
That is so true! I'm like that with my dress shoes and running shoes. I will wear them until they literally fall off my feet. I don't know why I don't do the same with my Sperry's. But the nice thing is, my son is only a year or two away from being able to fit into my shoes, and then at that point he'll probably end up borrowing all my pairs, and then somehow, slowly over time, those Sperry's will somehow end up being his shoes!
@VivaLaDani13 (19178)
• Perth, Australia
28 Apr 16
My boyfriend has more shoes than me lol I think it's fine for someone to love something they wear and take pride in them. Maybe we need to throw you in a locked room for awhile to try and ween you off shoes!
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@moffittjc (42208)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Apr 16
You'll be proud of me...I haven't bought any pairs of Sperry Topsiders in over a month! I think I'm good on shoes for a long, long time!
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• Perth, Australia
28 Apr 16
@moffittjc Well done dude!
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@moffittjc (42208)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Apr 16
@VivaLaDani13 Sometimes I can exercise extreme self-control! Not always...but sometimes!
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@MGjhaud (20741)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
i love shoe shopping. i cant even count the pairs i have. i love doll shoes, ive got some high heeled shoes too but i seldom wear them. for now, that obsession is on hold due to my leg injury haha. but i guess thats one thing il do when i get to walk again.
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@moffittjc (42208)
• Gainesville, Florida
19 Mar 16
What happened to your leg?
@MGjhaud (20741)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
@moffittjc bones were crushed due to a vehicular accident..
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@moffittjc (42208)
• Gainesville, Florida
19 Mar 16
@MGjhaud Sorry to hear that. I hope you are going to be okay. Are you on the way to recovery?
• Pensacola, Florida
16 Mar 16
Oh silly Floridian, you and your Sperry's.
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@moffittjc (42208)
• Gainesville, Florida
18 Mar 16
Okay missy, you have Sperrys too, so don't be too judgmental!
• Pensacola, Florida
18 Mar 16
@moffittjc Yes, but I do not have quite the collection that you do.
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@moffittjc (42208)
• Gainesville, Florida
19 Mar 16
@lexiconlover Well then you've got some catching up to do! lol
@Platespinner (16522)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Mar 16
You own more Sperry's than I own shoes. Of course I prefer to go barefoot...
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@moffittjc (42208)
• Gainesville, Florida
18 Mar 16
I actually have one pair of really good quality leather flip-flops, and those are what I would prefer to wear most of the time. But my Sperrys are second only to the flip-flops! lol
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
18 Mar 16
@moffittjc Now that the weather has warmed up I've pulled my Chaco sandals out of the bottom of my closet and they will be my out-and-about footwear of choice until the weather cools down again. Trail worthy sandals are the best shoe innovation out there!
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@moffittjc (42208)
• Gainesville, Florida
19 Mar 16
@Platespinner I agree! Nothing beats a great pair of outdoor sandals!
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@JudyEv (121368)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar 16
Maybe I'd better join my son up to Shoes Anonymous too! He collects Nikes but has more pairs than you. So take heart - you could be worse!
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@moffittjc (42208)
• Gainesville, Florida
18 Mar 16
My son went into my closet tonight and counted all my shoes! I have 37 paris, including boat shoes, dress shoes, running shoes, and tennis shoes/sneakers. There's also a couple of pairs of work boots as well. I think I'm going to need to join a support group to help me deal with my shoe addiction! haha
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@JudyEv (121368)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Mar 16
@moffittjc I should think that was a lot for a man. I must count mine one day.
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@moffittjc (42208)
• Gainesville, Florida
19 Mar 16
@JudyEv It is a lot for a man! That's why I'm saying I have a problem! lol
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@marlina (72820)
• Canada
16 Mar 16
You are on a dangerous path my friend!
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@moffittjc (42208)
• Gainesville, Florida
18 Mar 16
I know! But the first step is admitting you have a problem! From there you can face your demons and learn to overcome your addictions!
@JESSY3236 (6289)
• United States
16 Mar 16
I had thought about getting boat shoes at one time, but I ended up not getting them. My great-aunt loves them.
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@moffittjc (42208)
• Gainesville, Florida
18 Mar 16
I love them too! They just feel so darn comfortable on my feet!
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@Shavkat (60301)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
I do think that we have our own preferences into something. My father likes collecting so many shoes. But it really cannot beat the record of our former first lady in the Philippines, Imelda Marcos. She is a certified shoeaholic person.
A video clip on the shoe collection of Imelda Marcos.
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@moffittjc (42208)
• Gainesville, Florida
18 Mar 16
Good old Marcos! She is the epitome of shoe excess!
• Eugene, Oregon
16 Mar 16
Those Sperrys are some really cool bebops. I have an old pair around and used to have two. Maybe some counseling would help, though...I mean, nine pair? I wear size ten if you have an in with that sailing team guy.
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@moffittjc (42208)
• Gainesville, Florida
18 Mar 16
The funny thing is, I haven't even approached the sailing team guys about getting free Sperrys. They're off sailing the world getting ready for the Olympics. But I do know that they get tons of free Sperrys!
@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
17 Mar 16
Once you find something comfortable, you might as well stick with it. I don't like wearing shoes and wear only sandals as much as I can get away with.
@moffittjc (42208)
• Gainesville, Florida
18 Mar 16
I have a pair of leather sandals that are my absolute favorite. If I were able to wear those in every possible situation, it would be the only pair of shoes I owned! But second only to my sandals are the comfort I feel when I"m wearing my Sperry's.
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