A Woman Thing?  

docdirk 47M
5418 posts
4/18/2006 5:51 pm

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A Woman Thing?

It was a slow day at work today. So slow, in fact, that the conversation turned to... shoes. How many pair we all own. How one woman with whom I work has six pair of black shoes, but needs a 7th because of the six she owns, none go with the formal dress she's taking on vacation. How another woman with whom I work took (no lie) 21 pair of shoes with her on her last vacation which, of course, was to the Caribbean where she spent 90% of her time on the beach or in the water!!!! How another woman with whom I work owns 2 pair of shoes and was ridiculing the other two women far more effectively than even I could hope to.

I own one pair of boots, one pair of sneakers for work, a second pair of sneakers for non-work, and a pair of dress shoes just in case. Those are in active rotation. I do have other shoes in my closet, but only because I can be a bit of a pack rat if I'm not careful.

Soooooo.... How many pairs of shoes do YOU own? HMMMMM???

Honesty counts, ladies. And, no matter what anyone says, this is another epidemic that I chose to blame entirely on Oprah!!!

Ah, Its you again, Your Angel Feathers and your Blood Stains...

champagnechaser 41F
1639 posts
4/18/2006 7:08 pm

Good question...i just took inventory the other day

23 pairs of shoes
11 pairs of sneakers
12 pairs of boots
16 pairs of sandles

docdirk replies on 4/19/2006 5:30 pm:
Damn!!! Does your house have a "shoe wing???"

Kaliedascope61 41M
4084 posts
4/18/2006 7:18 pm

lets see..

work boots
running shoes
brown dress shoes
black dress shoes

i think that pretty much is the male essential in shoes.

docdirk replies on 4/19/2006 5:31 pm:
Now that's a very logical (I.E. Male) collection!

NSAAddict 42F

4/18/2006 9:57 pm

LOL, Oprah is not the problem, people who don't watch Oprah are the problem Are you really going to make me go count my shoes? Great post!

docdirk replies on 4/19/2006 5:34 pm:
Repeat after me:

Oprah is the problem!
Oprah is the problem!
Oprah is the problem!

NSAAddict 42F

4/18/2006 10:09 pm

Okay I counted, but only because I had nothing better to do for 5 minutes and I'm glad I did. I have:
3 pairs of work shoes
4 pairs of sneakers
2 pairs of boots (Doc Martens & badass Harley boots)
3 pairs of sandals
2 pairs of formals
2 pairs of fuck-me pumps

I also have 1 pair of boots and 1 pair of fuck-me pumps on loan from the CC Shoe Fetish Foundation. This little exercise of yours has made me realize one thing, I am in desparate need of more shoes!! Thanks Doc for giving me a reason to go shoe shopping tomorrow

docdirk replies on 4/19/2006 5:35 pm:
I can't say it... I won't say it... no... don't do it...



absolutelynormal 56F
6563 posts
4/18/2006 10:15 pm

I have about a dozen pairs of shoes I guess, I'm not going to count. Few pair of sandals, pair of hiking boots, pair of black pumps not of the f'me variety. Most of my shoes have been bought for work, some of them I found painful and don't wear them. I have 2 pair of Croc's that I wear to work, they're the most comfy shoes on the face of the planet

docdirk replies on 4/19/2006 5:37 pm:
OK, a dozen isn't bad I suppose. I've never heard of "croc's." Aren't they dangerous to hunt, and even more dangerous to turn into shoes??


4/18/2006 10:40 pm

43 pairs in all
3 pairs tennis shoes
3 pairs boots
12 pairs dress shoes
3 pair stilettos
12 pairs sandals
6 pairs casual heels
4 pairs casual flats

just a squirrel trying to get a nut

docdirk replies on 4/19/2006 5:38 pm:
Wow... that's, ummm.... wow...

That's a whole lotta shoes lady!

MWWwantsmore 51F

4/19/2006 5:21 am

I cant give you an accurate count as my damn shoes are all over the place due to the construction but I would guess about 25 pairs!

docdirk replies on 4/19/2006 5:39 pm:
I'll bet you have a real sexy pair of steel-toed shit-kickers in that collection for your construction moods!!!

SexyRycheBabe 44F
820 posts
4/19/2006 6:09 am

Don't blame Oprah for this "epidemic"!! She is not to blame.

The person to blame is Sarah Jessica Parker via her character Carrie on Sex and the City, when women everywhere were introduced to two words: Manolo Blahnik.

Then you throw in this whole celebrity-obsessed society we seem to have generated out of a few "lucky" IT celebrities... and you've got a bunch women sitting around feeling not quite up to par and the easiet way to be like someone else is to buy their shoe... or their handbag, because, after all, shoes & bags fit anyone regardless of their size or sense of style.

I must say, I'm envious of a woman who can take 21 pairs of shoes on vacation not because I would want to pack and haul all of them; but I don't think that even own 21 pairs to begin with. Even if I DO count the pairs I never wear!!!

docdirk replies on 4/19/2006 5:40 pm:
Nah, I still say Oprah! LOL!!!

Hmmm, not sure how many, eh? Me'thinks the number must be big then. Real big!!!

mycin62 54F

4/19/2006 6:11 am

2 pairs of sneakers
1 pair boots
2 pair high heel dress shoes
3 pairs of pumps
4 pairs of sandals
1 pair loafers

so that makes 13 pairs total

I don't think that makes me a member of Oprah's shoe of the month club.

docdirk replies on 4/19/2006 5:40 pm:
I don't think that makes me a member of Oprah's shoe of the month club

Right you are! Better get out there and spend, spend, spend ASAP!!!

SilkenKiera 37F  

4/19/2006 10:25 am

OK look, I'll tell you but you have to promise not to judge me! I own 47 pairs. 7 pairs are year round, the rest are rotated on a seasonal basis according to color, style etc. I have a mix of high end designer pairs that will be burried in my coffin with me, I also own plenty of moderatly priced ones. I feel you judging!! They all go to the cobbler at least once a year for repair and when I first buy them so to add a thin layer of rubber in order to protect the origional soal. I pack them away each season and store them. OK!

Stop it!

docdirk replies on 4/19/2006 5:43 pm:
You crack me up!!!

So, do have armed guards working rotating shifts over your shoe vault? Do you have a line of cherry-pickers to reach the very top shelves to pull down those hard to reach pairs? Do you have the all-important Leap-Year-February 29th special shoes?

You are a brave soul for coming out with this shoe fetish of yours. Very brave.

pragmaticCTcpl 61M/50F

4/19/2006 1:08 pm

Okay, I counted...there are 30 pairs of shoes in my closets...but that doesn't include the Summer collection, which is in a very LARGE box, still packed away.

3 pair of sneakers
3 pair of ankle boots
2 pair of over-the-calf boots
2 pair of "fuck-me" pumps (Frederick's of Hollywood!)
1 pair of black, patent-leather, thigh-high, "fuck-me" boots (also Frederick's)
6 pair of dress high-heels (love Steve Madden)
5 pair of slippers
2 pair of "formal" heels
2 pair of low-heel pumps
1 pair of cowgirl boots (w/heels)
1 pair of platform flip-flops (only for pedicures)
1 pair of insulated, snow-boots
1 pair of work boots

But when I went on vacation last Summer, for two weeks, I only packed 3 pairs of sandals/sneakers..!

"If the shoe exists...BUY IT..!"

docdirk replies on 4/19/2006 5:44 pm:
Summer collection? Do you have them shipped via UPS freight, or do you just gather them at the train station when the Prag Car makes it's Memorial Day stop?

Damn, my head's a spinnin!

absolutelynormal 56F
6563 posts
4/19/2006 8:07 pm

if you're interested.

mangomamiCT 41F

4/19/2006 9:05 pm

12 prs basic pumps
3 prs sandals
4 prs sneakers
14 prs of boots
22 prs of casuals
8 prs f'me pumps
1 pr cookie monster slippers
and one teal shoe that I cannot find the partner to!!!!

damn finally something about me is very girly !!!!!!!

docdirk replies on 4/20/2006 5:33 pm:
DocDirk: Making women feel "girly" since 2006.

SexyRycheBabe 44F
820 posts
4/19/2006 9:34 pm

I seriously don't own that many pairs of shoes... I'm too poor to own bunches of them!!!!!! I will admit to having a couple of pairs of shoes that need to be thrown away immediately because they're old and ugly but other than that, I don't have a number I'd be embarassed about.

What I'm realizing from this post is ....
I NEED MORE SHOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Esp. the fuck me variety because I have NONE of those anymore.

rm_Kissmystuff 61F
1435 posts
4/20/2006 10:47 am

Gee..should I feel deprived? I own maybe 10 pairs of shoes. I have a pair of thigh high boots..I've had for years..they're back in style again..and boots to wear in the snow. Not inclined to run out and buy more shoes.

I don't watch Oprah..don't feel inclined to try to keep up with what other women are wearing. I do watch "Sex in the City" sometimes. While I like the show..again..I'm not influenced to run out and buy more shoes.

But then I hate shopping anyway. When I'm in need of a pair of shoes..I pull out my trusty catalog..pick what I what..pick up the phone and call in the order. I don't know..maybe I'm missing the "urge to shop gene"



docdirk replies on 4/20/2006 5:32 pm:
That sounds like an entirely logical and sensible approach to shoes. What's wrong with you???

jadedbabe78 105F

4/20/2006 6:33 pm

Hmm lets see...

2 pairs of flip flops
2 pairs of sandals
4 pairs of different types of loafers
2 pair of high heeled boots
1 pair of low healed boots
1 pair of sneakers

I think that's it.


docdirk replies on 4/20/2006 7:36 pm:
Hmmm, you come in on the low side. Wat'cha do, ditch the rest out the car window during the move?

demonicsexkitten 41F
10671 posts
4/23/2006 6:47 pm

Sheesh... First, I think the shoe issue came about LONG before "oprah" and "sex and the city".

My shoes?
1 pr. cowboy boots
1 pr. winter boots
1 pr. leather mid-calf boots worn only for medieval society events.
2 pr. semi-dressy sandals.
1 pr. kamik outdoor hiking/water sandals (my bro talked me into those rather than watersocks)
2 pr's cheap flip flops
2 pr. suede tennis shoes
1 pr. running shoes still in the box
1 pr. fancy leather and velvet sexy dress shoes for when i wear my velvet dress to the opera. um... still in the box.
2 pr. penny loafers for work (one pr. needs thrown away) and a "backup" pair of slip on black shoes from a 2nd hand store "just in case"
hiking boots

sheesh i have lots of shoes and i'm not even thru the list. i didn't think i had that many!!!!

add: 3 more pairs of various shoes... can't figure out what to call them.

so much for the practicality of me.

docdirk replies on 4/24/2006 5:09 pm:
Actually, that list looks quite sensible. Only 1 or 2 pair of each variety, as if you're prepared for anything, but not addicted. Your shoe obsession rating is low, but I bet you can raise the meter!

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