Sunday, January 30, 2011

Are shoes your 'thing'?

Shoes are certainly a passion for some women.

According to a survey by Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, one in two women owns more than 30 pairs! That’s a lot of shoes! The survey also suggests that 8% of women own over 100 pairs!

Hmm…this made me look into my own closet. I report in with only 27 pairs of shoes (sounds like I need to go shopping). I do LOVE shoes, but if I don't find a pair that are BOTH comfortable and cute (suit my particular needs and lifestyle) then it's no big deal. Other women I know have a 'thing' for shoes and their shoe collection is 50 pairs or more!

What about you? How many pairs do you own? How many of those do you wear all the time? Do you have a 'thing' for shoes?

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  1. I have 4 pairs of shoes and 2 pr boots,

  2. I only have 3 pairs. One brown and one black for work and one pair of tennis shoes for the weekend.

  3. I have about ten pair. Plain and dressy sandals, 2 pairs of cute flats, black and tan wedges, a pair of running shoes, and a pair of everyday sneakers.

  4. I have 5 pairs. Black slingbacks, ivory slingbacks, brown flats, tennis shoes, & slippers. I need to go shopping as well.

  5. I have ten: sneakers, hiking boots, one black and one brown pair of comfort mocs, 3 pair of dress flats, 2 pair flip-flops, 1 pair crocs.

  6. Wow! I'm really surprised that y'all have so few pairs of shoes! I was feeling like I don't have that many...but now, well I'm on the high side, LOL!

    I was just thinking about what new SHOES I might need for spring....

  7. On the new Oprah Winfrey Network, I saw an episode of Enough Already! with Peter Walsh. This show is a humane, hopeful treatment of hoarders, and I really enjoy it. Walsh said on that episode that no one needs more than 8 pairs of shoes!

    I checked my closet:

    1. Workout shoes
    2. Old workout shoes--for gardening
    3. Bedroom slippers
    4. Black pumps
    5. Fuchsia pumps (They are the extravagance, I guess!)
    6. Flip flops
    7. Black flats
    8. Gray flats
    9. Denim flats (Probably another extravagance)
    10. Hiking boots

    I had others beyond that, so I tossed or gave them away. Still, I can't get down to 8!

  8. @SL - I guess my three pairs of dress flats are an extravagance, as well as my two pair of flip-flops and two pair of comfort mocs. But I wear them all, for real! I wonder how many pair of shoes Peter Walsh has??? I really like Peter, I have a few of his books, including "Enough Already!"


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