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To own 30 pairs of shoes?

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MidnightHag Fri 15-Jul-11 10:54:19

DH thinks I am. Some are old vintage and the list includes flipflops/trainers etc. So am I a shoe-holic or average? It would be useful to know for future arguments discussions with DH.

JenniL1977 Fri 15-Jul-11 10:58:01

Absolutely not. I have 50 pairs. They're not all posh or in the best shape and many cost less than a tenner (I love New Look!) but I love each and every one of them.
DH says he will divorce me if I buy any more shoes without throwing some away. I said the same about his frankly ridiculous jeans collection and the rest of his bloody hoarding We are at a stalemate!

Empusa Fri 15-Jul-11 10:58:42

Only 30? Keep up will you grin

squeakytoy Fri 15-Jul-11 11:00:08

I have around 50 pairs at the last count. That includes boots, flip flops, etc. I love my footwear grin

knittedbreast Fri 15-Jul-11 11:01:37

i used to have lots of shoes. now i have one summer pair and one pair of lovely red or dead boots for winter.

i dont think uabu though!

AuntiePickleBottom Fri 15-Jul-11 11:02:09

i wish i had that many shoes

PuppyMonkey Fri 15-Jul-11 11:02:27

Sounds very modest. I have twice as many I'm sure.

Kladdkaka Fri 15-Jul-11 11:02:27

You are being absolutely unreasonable. 30 pairs! What on earth do you do wear for the other 335 days of the year?

faverolles Fri 15-Jul-11 11:03:38

I have 4 pairs. Including wellies.
Just thought I'd balance the thread out a bit grin

JenniL1977 Fri 15-Jul-11 11:05:08

grin @ Kladdaka

Kladdkaka Fri 15-Jul-11 11:06:10


DogsBestFriend Fri 15-Jul-11 11:06:31

If you are then so am I!

I'm just lucky enough not to have a DH to comment on it!

Do you know the irony? I spend all my day working with dogs and half my spare time helping rescue, either hands on or via t'internet.

I cannot, even with the greatest effort of imagination, justify the sandals, the high heels, the open toes, the couple of pairs of Jimmys, the beautiful L K Bennett low stilettoes I bought in a moment of sheer ecstasy last month despite having several other, similar pairs, the handbags which go with them, the flip-flops, the several pairs of boots....

I need a pair of walking boots, a pair of trainers and some slippers.

I hate trainers with a passion so that's them out. The slippers have been pilfered by DD and my walking boots need replacing but somehow I lack the interest in shopping for them.

So, if you're in a country village and you see a be-jeaned blonde walking or training the villagers' dogs, look at her feet.

If you spot a pair of 3 inch high pointy toed Jimmy Choos poking out from the hem of her jeans don't point and laugh, just say "Hi DogsBestfriend!"! grin

Tip to deal with DH from my late Nanny, who was a master at this although Grandad begrudged her nothing (think it was a throwback to Wartime!):

Buy shoes. Place in wardrobe for a week. Wear. DH will say, "I haven't seen those before darling, are they new?"

You reply, "Oh no honey, they've been in the bottom of the wardrobe for aaaaaages." <<smile innocently>>

Clarabumps Fri 15-Jul-11 11:07:46

Ooft- i wish I had 30!i'd have so much more space. I do have a shoes fetish as does dp(trainers) so i'm a bit wierd. tell your dp that we must have around 200..god thats a disgrace..and he should be thankful you only have 30..

jennil you cant throw shoes away! its against the law- the law according to clarabumps that is!grin

MidnightHag Fri 15-Jul-11 11:11:21

Thank you! MN, I was hoping for some support!
knittedbreast : I'm intrigued. What caused you to get rid of all your shoes? Big respect for managing on 2 pairs, BTW.

JenniL1977 Fri 15-Jul-11 11:11:44

Clara That's what I keep telling DH! It's just wrong!
(But then what do you do with the 19 pairs of ballet pumps that really have seen better days, and when there are so many new beautiful cheap ones in New Look and Dorothy Perkins sales??!)

squeakytoy Fri 15-Jul-11 11:13:42

The thing with shoes is, you can get some amaaaaazing bargains in the sales. Also, within reason, no matter how much weight you put on, your feet stay the same size.. so shoes last a lot longer than clothes.

Shodan Fri 15-Jul-11 11:13:55

I have no idea how many pairs of shoes I own.

I am going to count.

superjobeespecs Fri 15-Jul-11 11:15:41

i have <counts..> around 12 pairs, including pumps, plimsoles, sandals and flipflops and 'going out shoes' <killer heels grin>

GingerWrath Fri 15-Jul-11 11:16:37

I have about 250 blush ranging from wellies to kitten heels, football boots to wedges, skate shoes to stillettoes, Doc Martins to platforms...

whispers: some still have their labels on.

I think I need help.

Shodan Fri 15-Jul-11 11:16:44


I have 30 too.

It doesn't seem quite enough, somehow.

DH can't talk, anyway- he has 6 pairs of absolutely identical black shoes for work. And he rotates them, to make sure they're wearing evenly. (freak) Not mention loads of pairs of golf shoes.

JenniL1977 Fri 15-Jul-11 11:18:53

Ginger I can help you. Just tell me where you live and I'll come round and steal them all counsel you through this grin

MidnightHag Fri 15-Jul-11 11:23:07

Shodan we may well be sharing the same husband. "he has 6 pairs of absolutely identical black shoes for work" and does he get them re-soled and have "blakeys" put on the heels to make them last even longer? Where's the fun in that?

SlackSally Fri 15-Jul-11 11:24:10

I have no problem with people having numerous pairs of shoes - it's entirely up to you and we all have our vices.

I am fascinated, however, by where the hell you keep them all.

Do you all have walk-in wardrobes or closets or something?

I probably have about 10 pairs and they still seem to be everywhere.

GingerWrath Fri 15-Jul-11 11:26:05

It gets worse:

snow boots,
fishing waders,
bubblegum pink converse,
Hi Tech Magnums,
Hiking boots,
2 pairs of crocs,
rocket dogs,
fluffy Animal slippers,
spongebob slippers,
6 pairs flip flops.......

halcyondays Fri 15-Jul-11 11:26:24

I have at least 30 pairs of shoes, probably more. Most of them are cheapo ones though. Dh only has a couple of pairs which he wears until they fall apart. He couldn't understand why I bought 2 more pairs of sandals in Primark, same ones in different colours, they were done to £1, when I'd bought a couple of pairs a week or two before. But of course he thinks that new gadgets are one of life's

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