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How many pairs of shoes do you own?

spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
Approximately

What shoe category is most heavily represented? Where would you want to beef up your collection? What's the "best" pair you have? How important do you think shoes are in terms of your outfits and your wardrobe? (i.e., they make the outfit or they are a mere afterthought or something else?) Do you think more than a certain number of shoes is too many?

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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    oooops!

  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,860Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    I'm going to safely say 50+, but probably closer to 75. 10 or so that I wear regularly.

    I need dressy flats. In the summer I only ever wear flip flops during the day, then heels or boots at night. I need some cute flats to get out of the flip flop routine!
    I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
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  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,751Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I'm cracking up. How did you laptop thread get on here?

    As for the question on the shoes...I'm not sure how many. I'd have to count when I'm at home. That does include boots too, right? I would say that most of my shoes are heels or wedges. My fav are a pair of Santana leopard print. I feel that the shoes can make or break my outfit. They are an accessory like my jewelry. I wear a lot of black in the Winter, so I'm looking for some heels in bright colors.
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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,860Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    As far as the laptop, I would use a compressor and try and blow it out. Check the manufacturers website for driver updates (or just reload them....that fixed an issue with the USB ports on my Vaio), or if something has been spilled, replace the keyboard.
    I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
    Audrey Hepburn
  • claudine191claudine191 Posts: 8,221Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I don't want to know. It's one of my indulgences.

    The only thing I currently need in that department are winter slippers, thanks to Mia/Mimi and her slipper-eating issue.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    50+

    I think all genres are represented in my collection.
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,758Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I'd be surprised if I had 20, not something I tend to indulge in. I've got all sorts but very few heels, can't walk in them!
    3b in South Australia.
  • OBBOBB Posts: 4,174Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    3 - one pair black dress shoes, one pair white tennis shoes and one pair brown casual shoes. i have lots of sandals do they count as shoes?
  • LuuuuucyLuuuuucy Posts: 146Registered Users
    I think sandals count as shoes. Anything you wear "out" with an outfit.

    I probably have 50 or more. I have everything (although it never feels that way to me!). Boots, sandals, flip flops, heels, ballet flats, wedges. The only thing I don't own are platforms. Not my style.
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  • Myradella3Myradella3 Posts: 2,481Registered Users
    I'm in the 50+ category. I need dressy but comfortable black shoes, maybe some brown ones too.
  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Maybe 10ish? That's a lot for me. I'm not a shoe person, so I just maintain the essentials. If I have more (like now), then it's because I got lucky with a clearance sale.
  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    Lard!! Don't ask me this. I lost count of shoes, along with purses, but I don't have as many as I used to. My most favorite pairs were ruined in a leaking closet years ago. I will safely guesstimate 50+ with boots being the leader, and as always... I want more. Boots are handy and fashionable when you live in the woods. Various sandals are a close 2nd, because that's all you need in the summer.

    I really want to replace my Doc's. They were one of the pairs ruined in the closet, I got them in 92 and they were ruined in 2002. I had worn them out! The soles were slick. If I can find the exact same pair (black with rainbow thread & laces), I will re purchase. They were well worth it.
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,742Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Approximately

    What shoe category is most heavily represented? Where would you want to beef up your collection? What's the "best" pair you have? How important do you think shoes are in terms of your outfits and your wardrobe? (i.e., they make the outfit or they are a mere afterthought or something else?) Do you think more than a certain number of shoes is too many?

    idk...30ish... I used to have about 60 but gave a lot away. I have a lot of ballet flats, which I really like. I also have several pairs of mules with heels. I like to look good for work, which includes wearing nice shoes, but my feet are an in-between size. That makes wearing heels a pain (pun intended). Mules are a great compromise for me. Re: brands, I really like Joan & David.

    I wish I had more of...everything, really. I guess I'd especially like some nice heels, but they're just not practical for me.

    I don't know what my best current pair would be. The best I've had though would be Bally wedges with an ankle chain. They were about $300 (I got them either on sale or on Ebay), but they weren't comfortable. I sold them on Ebay.

    As far as how many is too many, Imelda Marcos-level is too many. Other than that, I'm not sure...
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I wonder how many of you are underestimating how many pairs you have. :glasses3:

    I recently got rid of a bunch of old and dogged ones and thought I had only about 20 pairs left. But I started to count and realized I have more than 65 pairs left.

    I'm including boots, sneakers and sandals. Not including house slippers or rubber flip flops (I love my rubber flip flops but somehow I just can't call them shoes.)

    The types of shoes that are overrepresented for me are: UNCOMFORTABLE and TOO HIGH!

    I wish I could find more really cool, nice looking pairs w/ 3-4 inch heels. I don't ever want to buy anything over 4 inches ever again.

    I HATE those classic (ie, plain, boring) pointy-toe, black, spike heel pumps and never buy them. like these:
    1497068-p-LARGE_SEARCH.jpg

    But I feel a tad remiss for not owning a pair. Like less than a woman, like still a child.:-|

  • guinnessguinness Posts: 351Registered Users
    I HATE those classic (ie, plain, boring) pointy-toe, black, spike heel pumps and never buy them. like these:
    1497068-p-LARGE_SEARCH.jpg

    But I feel a tad remiss for not owning a pair. Like less than a woman, like still a child.:-|

    I have a similar pair for interviews and such, but I recently bought these and love them. Surprisingly comfortable and reminiscent of the $900 Valentino Rockstuds that I daydream about. I got them in nude and black, super cute!

    268cd8821893a98b9c9c7f9536846f45463054cf.jpg
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,742Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    guinness wrote: »
    I HATE those classic (ie, plain, boring) pointy-toe, black, spike heel pumps and never buy them. like these:
    1497068-p-LARGE_SEARCH.jpg

    But I feel a tad remiss for not owning a pair. Like less than a woman, like still a child.:-|

    I have a similar pair for interviews and such, but I recently bought these and love them. Surprisingly comfortable and reminiscent of the $900 Valentino Rockstuds that I daydream about. I got them in nude and black, super cute!

    268cd8821893a98b9c9c7f9536846f45463054cf.jpg
    Those are cute, G!
    I wonder how many of you are underestimating how many pairs you have. :glasses3:

    I recently got rid of a bunch of old and dogged ones and thought I had only about 20 pairs left. But I started to count and realized I have more than 65 pairs left.

    I'm including boots, sneakers and sandals. Not including house slippers or rubber flip flops (I love my rubber flip flops but somehow I just can't call them shoes.)

    The types of shoes that are overrepresented for me are: UNCOMFORTABLE and TOO HIGH!

    I wish I could find more really cool, nice looking pairs w/ 3-4 inch heels. I don't ever want to buy anything over 4 inches ever again.

    I HATE those classic (ie, plain, boring) pointy-toe, black, spike heel pumps and never buy them. like these:
    1497068-p-LARGE_SEARCH.jpg

    But I feel a tad remiss for not owning a pair. Like less than a woman, like still a child.:-|
    Me too! It's hard in general for me to find a basic black pair of pumps that I like. I don't like pointy toes at all.
    montage-3.gif No MAS.

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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I don't mind pointy toe heels but they have to be a fun color or texture or have some kind of little buckle or ankle strap or chunky heel or be a two-piece or something. The above are soooooo boring.

    What I hate are pointy toe shoes that are super flat. Like these:
    1326618-p-LARGE_SEARCH.jpg

    They would be a perfectly cute little ballet flat if the toe was round.

  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    guinness wrote: »

    268cd8821893a98b9c9c7f9536846f45463054cf.jpg


    I love them in the yellow & white worn by the model! Would be great if they came in navy & white, too! What's the brand?

  • guinnessguinness Posts: 351Registered Users


    I love them in the yellow & white worn by the model! Would be great if they came in navy & white, too! What's the brand?


    Here at Sole Society

    They're also sold at Nordstroms, so I bought the first pair there at the b&m store, and ordered the second online. I wish they were leather but at that price, I guess you can't be too picky. They aren't like workhorse shoes anyway, so no biggie.
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,742Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    guinness wrote: »


    I love them in the yellow & white worn by the model! Would be great if they came in navy & white, too! What's the brand?


    Here at Sole Society

    They're also sold at Nordstroms, so I bought the first pair there at the b&m store, and ordered the second online. I wish they were leather but at that price, I guess you can't be too picky. They aren't like workhorse shoes anyway, so no biggie.
    idk...$60 is enough to pay for real leather IMO
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I just saw those in Sept InStyle. Had to interrupt my wknd to post!

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  • OBBOBB Posts: 4,174Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    how about the total cost? mine would be around 500$
  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Posts: 2,954Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I have probably around 50 shoes...all varieties, flipflops, flats, heels, work shoes, workout shoes... I'm slowly weeding out. This summer I bought 2 shoes..a cute nude heel and a black basic leather flip flop. My favorite are some pewter ballet flats with little studs on the end to make them sparkle. I wore them a ton last winter with everything...probably stink...but will wear them again this winter...hoping to find another pair like that. I also need a good black heel...non-boot that can wear with jeans...skirts and tights, slacks. Dress up/down. I think I found at Nordstrom's...trying to decide if it's in style. LOL!
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I have probably around 50 shoes...all varieties, flipflops, flats, heels, work shoes, workout shoes... I'm slowly weeding out. This summer I bought 2 shoes..a cute nude heel and a black basic leather flip flop. My favorite are some pewter ballet flats with little studs on the end to make them sparkle. I wore them a ton last winter with everything...probably stink...but will wear them again this winter...hoping to find another pair like that. I also need a good black heel...non-boot that can wear with jeans...skirts and tights, slacks. Dress up/down. I think I found at Nordstrom's...trying to decide if it's in style. LOL!

    Target currently has a version (if, by "end," you mean "toe"). But they aren't leather and probably wouldn't be very practical if you have cold winters.

  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,177Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Approximately

    What shoe category is most heavily represented? Where would you want to beef up your collection? What's the "best" pair you have? How important do you think shoes are in terms of your outfits and your wardrobe? (i.e., they make the outfit or they are a mere afterthought or something else?) Do you think more than a certain number of shoes is too many?

    50-60 Most are heels, dressy or somewhat casual. Lately I've been more into flat sandals(flip flop style) since I want to be comfy. I want more comfortable wedges. Because I need to get out of wearing flats, not my style but need them to be comfy. The only wedges I have that are very comfy are my ugg ones.
  • 09robiha09robiha Posts: 683Registered Users
    Can anyone suggest a few sites for good shoes? I have plenty of cheap shows but I'm looking to invest in some stylish everyday heels and maybe a pair of boots that with actually last!!! I feel I'm at that poit in life where I appreciate well made items much more...

    I love those pointed yellow heels someone posted..but the site is US only..anything available to the UK or worldwide would be great!
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,756Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I was curious about how many I actually have. I'm not a shoe nut and live a very casual lifestyle so I rarely buy anything trendy or expensive. I was surprised that I have over 50 pair.
    Flip flops (13), sandals (3), casual flats and sneakers (12), loafers (3), heels (7), athletic (5), boots (9).
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  • CurliniCurlini Posts: 258Registered Users
    I'm a glutton for shoes so I'm on a self imposed Shoe Weight Watchers because sadly I can't spend every penny I earn on shoes. Haven't counted what I have yet but if you ask my husband he'd simply say "too many".
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