How many pairs of shoes!!
Pik n MixSubscriber
Back in the good old days I would treat myself to a new pair of shoes every week, as soon as I am where I want to be in my career I’m going to buy 2 pairs a week to make up for the lost time. New shoes make me happier than new bike bits!!
86 pairs is impressive, I think I took about 53 pairs to Uni with me, I was not popular with my sister when she helped me move out as naturally they were all stored in their shoe boxes (with a Polaroid on the outside so I knew which pair they were)Posted 4 years ago
God I love shoes!
I think it was Stephen Fry who said that a man needs two good pairs of shoes, one brown , one black. I’d agree with that (though I own far more). The emphasis is on ‘good’
I spent 3 (very contented) years of my life designing shoes. I get why people get obsessed with them. The first pressie I got mrs Binners was a pair of shoes I’d designed for her. It went down well*
* I am aware that this sounds a bit Hora-ish. But it’s true 😀Posted 4 years agobrakesMember
I think I have 4 in use, the other few pairs just haven’t been thrown out yet.
work shoes – Poste – lovely looking shoes when they were new but are now rotten inside, leak water and splitting at the back.
trainers – Puma old-skool type – robust.
brown boots – battered, paper-thin leather – cool.
riding shoes – faithful Giro Gauge – awesome shoe – few years old and starting to show and smell their age.
I like shoes, I like old battered comfy shoes. I hate buying them.Posted 4 years agomuddydwarfSubscriber
I almost exclusively wear caterpillar boots and shimano cycling shoes – so far the only footwear that doesn’t reduce me to tears of pain and frustration. Having feet that look like the bastard offspring of a ducks foot, a birds claw and a humpback bridge finding ANY footwear that works is a challenge!Posted 4 years ago
Mind you, MsD is buying me some fancy road shoes for Xmas, hope they don’t make me bleed too much..lungeSubscriber
Ooh, shoes, I bloody love shoes. I have 50 ish pairs I think. Plus cycling shoes, football boots, ski boots, wellies, etc on top. I firmly believe that shoes say a lot about someone and I make sure mine say the right thing! Few things make you look worse than bad shoes. I constantly get stick from my wife as I can never remember people’s names but I can always remember what shoes they were wearing and what watch they had on, this applies to both male and female.Posted 4 years agohot_fiatSubscriber
Sorry, but my mrs almost trumps you all. I believe there are about 200 pairs littered around the house, most of them boxed up in the loft following a ‘shoe event horizon’. They sit up there ticking away like the molten core of reactor number 4 at Chernobyl. <despair>Posted 4 years ago
But I worked with a guy years ago who had a thing for women’s shoes and had converted his spare bedroom to display them. He had over 400 pairs or seriously high quality, mint condition shoes. Otherwise he was perfectly normal …. Women loved it. He’d take them home and let them wander around, answering their questions and trying them on. Never failed.Posted 4 years agoearl_brutusMember
2 pairs of english brogues, 3 pairs chelsea boot, 1 pr english brogue boot, 1 pair slip on loafer, 2 pairs of wellies, 1 pr running shoes, 1pr skate shoes, 1pr converse all stars, 1pr iguana skin cowboy boots (!), two pairs site boots, 1 pair golf shoes, 2 pairs cycling shoes, 1 pr flip flops, 1 pr of mocasins.
AND Getting these for xmas nice
gotta love good shoesPosted 4 years agojohndohMember
But I worked with a guy years ago who had a thing for women’s shoes and had converted his spare bedroom to display them. He had over 400 pairs or seriously high quality, mint condition shoes. Otherwise he was perfectly normal …. Women loved it. He’d take them home and let them wander around, answering their questions and trying them on. Never failed.
How many of the women were ever seen alive again?Posted 4 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
Right, time for a rough count….
Bike shoes – 6 (2 flat, 2 trail clipless, 2 road)
Walking shoes/boots – 4
Brogues – 3
Oxfords – 3
Dress shoes – 1
Smart turnout boots – 2
Hack boots – 2
Riding boots – 2
Wellies – 1
Deck shoes – 3
Desert wellies – 3
Water shoes – 1
Running shoes – 1
Squash/tennis shoes – 2 (Indoor and outdoor)
Ski boots – 1 🙂
Flip flops – 2 (Do they count?)
Oh crap.Posted 4 years agohooliMember
I have about 10 and a few of those could use throwing away.
Is it all women or just my Mrs that insist on buying about 10 pairs of the same shoe? Black ballet slipper things, there about 30 that fall out the cupboard under the stairs when I go near it and she wonders why I don’t notice or compliment her on her new purchase…Posted 4 years agotarka_the_rotterMember
Brogues x 3
Brogue boots x 3
Oxfords x 2
Dress shoes x 1
Chelsea Boots x 4
Chukka boots (colours various) x 5
Deck shoes x 2
Plimsoles x 4
Running shoes x 7
Walking boots x 2
Trainers x 2
Moccassins x 3
Flip flops x 2
Wellies x 2
Cycling shoes x 2
I make that 44 – blimey 🙁Posted 4 years agomcnultycopSubscriber
At least 50 pairs of Adidas Superstar, another 30 pairs of other Adidas, another maybe 30 pairs of other trainers (New Balance mainly) – some completely unworn and two pairs of duplicates for my favourite rare trainers. 15 pairs of shoes, a pair of Teva Links and my new Shimano roadie shoes.Posted 4 years ago
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