Are YOU a shoe addict?

@kareng (18193)
United States
August 27, 2019 7:15pm CST
Obviously, this discussion is directed at the ladies, but you guys can also chime in if you love shoes too or if your wife or significant other is a shoe addict. I could easily be a shoe addict, but I really try to curtail myself. My husband just doesn't understand and since we moved to this house over ten years ago, I have really been working hard on this problem. Why? This house was built in 1860 and there are only a few closets in the house. Yes, we have one small closet in the master bedroom. It is SMALL. It is almost useless. Now that I have a problem with storage for my shoes, I have stopped buying so many extra pairs of shoes...just because. I buy what I need or I may pick up a pair of boots, etc. at the end of the season for next year on sale, but normally I don't overdo it on shoes anymore. Or is your addiction more to the point of having a pair of shoes for each of your favorite outfits? You hate to wear the same pair of shoes with several outfits, so you have to get a new pair? This brings me to ask you, "Are you a shoe addict?" Where do you store your shoes? Do you have a nice walk-in closet with ample space for all of your shoes? Do you shove them under your bed? Where do you put them all? And how do you organize them? Photo: Pixabay, public domain
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@rakski (36875)
• Philippines
28 Aug
I used to have lots of shoes when I was still single. But nowadays, I have a few but usually a comfortable shoes I use in different ocassions
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
28 Aug
I go for comfort now too. Forget heels. If I need to go to a wedding, I go buy a new pair mostly.
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@rakski (36875)
• Philippines
28 Aug
@kareng I usually wear wedges
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
28 Aug
@rakski Glad that works for you.
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@LadyDuck (240308)
• Switzerland
28 Aug
I confess, I am a shoe addict. Walk-in closets do not exist here in Switzerland, I have a shoe cabinet (well 2) where to store my shoes.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
28 Aug
A shoe cabinet sounds like what I need
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@LadyDuck (240308)
• Switzerland
29 Aug
@kareng I am glad with my cabinets, all my shoes are there, easy to take out, but protected.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
29 Aug
@LadyDuck Yes and keeps everything looking neat.
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@moffittjc (60096)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Aug
I am 100% without a doubt a shoe addict. I probably have close to 100 pairs of shoes in my closet. Sperry boat shoes are a particular weakness of mine. I just bought a pair last week, and I'm already eyeing a pair I want to buy this week!
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
29 Aug
Hahaha. We have a confession from one of the guys
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@moffittjc (60096)
• Gainesville, Florida
1 Sep
@kareng At least I'm man enough to admit it! haha
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
3 Sep
@moffittjc Yes and proud of it. Haha. Are you getting pounded with rain yet?
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@Nevena83 (33087)
• Serbia
28 Aug
I'm not an addict, just because I don't have the money to buy them.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
28 Aug
It is wasteful after a certain point, so you aren't missing anything. Save your money for things you really need.
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@Nevena83 (33087)
• Serbia
30 Aug
@kareng I need shoes.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
31 Aug
@Nevena83 Go shopping
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@nela13 (22393)
• Portugal
28 Aug
I love shoes but nowadays I don't buy so many shoes as I used too.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
29 Aug
Same here. I don't buy them like I used to. For one I'm not working anymore so don't need them like I did back then.
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@nela13 (22393)
• Portugal
29 Aug
@kareng I have a day job and I am far from my retirement but I need to control my expenses.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
29 Aug
@nela13 That is an excellent habit to get into or learn.
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@Janet357 (26808)
28 Aug
am not addicted to anything. i only have a few pairs of these or of those as i cannot use them all.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
28 Aug
Very true, the guys win when they say you can only wear one pair at a time.
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@Janet357 (26808)
28 Aug
@kareng :) so how many pairs of shoes do you have then?
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
28 Aug
@Janet357 I don't even know..ha. Probably around 20.
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@JudyEv (170784)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Aug
I'm not really a shoe addict but seem to have accumulated a few spare pairs of sneakers but they'll all get worn eventually. When one pair wear out, I won't need to rush out and buy more.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
28 Aug
I have never been fond of sneakers until moving here to the country. I wear them outside all the time. I have gone through several pairs in the last few years. In fact, more than I had worn in the past 20 years all put together.
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@JudyEv (170784)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Aug
@kareng Our son LOVES Nikes and manages to get us to buy a pair when we visit. He is four hours flight away as we only see him every few years. Last time we went he'd picked up two pairs for me that someone was selling and talked me into buying a new pair as well. I have to admit they are very comfy.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
28 Aug
@JudyEv I don't support that company anymore after they hired Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL football player than kneels for the American flag and national anthem. They won't get any of my money again.
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@marguicha (126685)
• Chile
28 Aug
I had lots of shoes, specially sandals to wear during the summer months. But now my feet don´t accept shoes much. After the chemotherapy, my skin is so tender that I don´t know what to wear.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
28 Aug
My feet are like that with the Fibromyalgia. I hate wearing shoes because they hurt. If they touch the top of my feet...it hurts. So sandals are my thing, both winter and summer.
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@marguicha (126685)
• Chile
28 Aug
@kareng I have something similar, product of the chemotherapy. It is a vascular peripheric neuropathy
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
28 Aug
@marguicha Yes it is similar.
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@DianneN (127159)
• United States
29 Aug
I am a shoe addict and do have lots of walkin closet space and elsewhere, but I have cut back on the amount of shoes I have bought over the years, but not the quality.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
30 Aug
I actually thought of you as I was posting this and thinking you would be a "shoe" fit.
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@DianneN (127159)
• United States
30 Aug
@kareng I'm glad I saw the post, and thanks for thinking of me. I'm more into flip flops these days, but do love a good shoe now and then.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
30 Aug
@DianneN My feet have tanned around my sandals. I will be wearing them until it gets cold here. I can't stand something touching the top of my feet anymore.
@moonandstars (22031)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Aug
I'm sneakers addict but, medium one
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
29 Aug
A medium one huh? How many pairs?
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
2 Sep
@kareng to 8 pairs, I think
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
3 Sep
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• United States
28 Aug
No, I have strange little wide feet. Shoes don't really fit right. I mostly wear little boys tennis shoes.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
28 Aug
Yikes. That can be hard to find shoes that fit well.
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• United States
28 Aug
@kareng I wear a lot of slipper lol and hide my feet.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
29 Aug
@Ghosthere2 Awe, bless your heart.
@just4him (170755)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Aug
I'm not a shoe addict, but my grandson admitted that he is. He needs a pair of shoes for everything he wears. So, it isn't only the women, but guys too who can be shoe addicts.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
28 Aug
I agree, but the guys are not as common as the women from what I have seen.
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@just4him (170755)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Aug
@kareng No, they're not.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
30 Aug
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@LindaOHio (10276)
• United States
28 Aug
I've never been a shoe or purse addict. I only have the basic necessities.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
28 Aug
I never got into purses either. I hate to carry them. A purse for every season? Nah. I like just one that is durable and has places and compartments for my things.
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@LindaOHio (10276)
• United States
28 Aug
@kareng Same here. And I don't like to keep changing purses and shifting "stuff" around.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
29 Aug
@LindaOHio Exactly.
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• United States
28 Aug
I am not a shoe fanatic.My sister,however, is. Well, a tennis shoe fanatic. I used to be a sock fanatic, which is similar to shoes, but no,not nearly the same. Atleast I never run out of socks.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
28 Aug
Or as expensive
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• United States
28 Aug
@kareng No, definitely not. However, I have spent $8 on a pair of socks before., just one pair.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
28 Aug
@ScribbledAdNauseum That's not too bad.
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@Starkinds (13597)
• India
7 Sep
I am not addicted of this but I have 10 pairs of shoes
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
8 Sep
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@Starkinds (13597)
• India
8 Sep
@kareng thanks good morning
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• United States
28 Aug
I haven’t had more shoes than I need in a long time. In my 20’s I had way too many shoes. Now I only need a few pairs. I don’t wear heels any more just walking shoes that are comfortable.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
28 Aug
I'm with you on comfortable shoes. I ditched my heels years ago.
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• United States
28 Aug
@kareng I haven't tried to walk in a pair for year. I don't think my feet could handle it.
@marlina (85079)
• Canada
29 Aug
I am not a "shoe addict" one bit. I wear them because I have to.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
29 Aug
I actually know a lady that lives near one of my daughters in another city that does not wear shoes...ever.
• United States
28 Aug
No just have a couple of pairs.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
29 Aug
That is how I have been flowing the last couple of years. No need for more.
@LeaPea2417 (26274)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Aug
No, I wear the shoes I buy until they fall a part.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
29 Aug
I have been doing the same lately. I need to downsize especially since I retired.
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28 Aug
I have a storage unit out side of my home in the backyard. Lots of room to store and organize my shoes. When my storage shed gets full and there is no more room. I take the shoes I had the longest and go straight to operation blessing. I make sure the shoes are in great shape so whoever gets them will be glad to have them. My old shoes will be their new shoes. I do the same thing with my handbags.
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
29 Aug
I think we found the shoe addict winner. That's good that you donate them in time. Good for you.