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Shoes?

Following a comment I made which seems to have caused some consternation:

Poll #854339 Shoes

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

Mean: 9.73 Median: 7.5 Std. Dev 6.11
0(0.0%)
0
0(0.0%)
1
1(1.9%)
2
1(1.9%)
3
4(7.7%)
4
7(13.5%)
5
3(5.8%)
6
7(13.5%)
7
3(5.8%)
8
2(3.8%)
9
1(1.9%)
10
5(9.6%)
11
1(1.9%)
12
1(1.9%)
13
0(0.0%)
14
3(5.8%)
15
3(5.8%)
16
0(0.0%)
17
0(0.0%)
18
0(0.0%)
19
0(0.0%)
20
10(19.2%)

How many pairs of shoes do you wear regularly (more than 3 times a year)?

Mean: 6.27 Median: 5 Std. Dev 4.55
0(0.0%)
0
0(0.0%)
1
2(3.8%)
2
10(19.2%)
3
4(7.7%)
4
7(13.5%)
5
7(13.5%)
6
4(7.7%)
7
3(5.8%)
8
2(3.8%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
6(11.5%)
11
0(0.0%)
12
2(3.8%)
13
0(0.0%)
14
1(1.9%)
15
2(3.8%)
16
0(0.0%)
17
0(0.0%)
18
0(0.0%)
19
0(0.0%)
20
2(3.8%)


Come on, fess up. How many shoes does one person really need? :)
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I didn't count slippers or flipflops. Both of which I wear a lot, both only certain times of year. I think that slippers are the antipodes of flipflops.
Me too!!! I have one pair of Scooby-Doo slippers that only ever get worn when I am feeling ill and want to feel cosy!! But I have 4 pairs of flip-flops that I live in in the summer (and the reason for that is not only fashion - different colours - but if I wear a pair for more than one day my feet smell!!! - TMI??)
JILLY COOPER, AUTHOR

I have 65 pairs. But that is only because of the job I do. If I didn’t do this kind of work, I imagine I would have far less.


*boggle*. How, exactly, does an novelist[1] need 65 pairs of shoes[2]? I'd have thought that a single pair of slippers would be sufficient.




[1]Clearly, I am using the term loosely, here.
[2] Or anyone, for that matter.
You have statistics on your poll! Oh So Cool. Please tell me that it is some fancy LJ feature I haven't found, and not some clever jiggery-pokery involving Excel...

oh dear, i've actually exceeded the maximum shoe-ownership allowance on your poll! but i have counted flipflops and sandals (about 10 pairs between them), as well as trainers (11 pairs) (plus subsector: gardening trainers (1)), climbing shoes (2), snowboarding boots (1) and lady shoes (3). of these, it's really only the lady shoes that never see the light of day...

just call me imelda and be done with it...
I thought I was having some sort of iMac-realtd glitch when it only went to twenty. I have about 150 pairs of shoes, boots and sandals. Oh dear. This does not include flipflops, slippers and trainers and the shoes I keep in York and Glasgow.

I don't know how many shoes and boots I own. But I love every single pair of them.
Well, except one pair, which I don't like. But I don't tell them that.
Two pairs of everyday shoes (actually, one pair and the pair that's meant to replace them but I haven't got round to breaking in yet.)

One pair of boots, for gardening / walking in the country / doing anything mucky in.

One pair of climbing boots. For climbing in.

One pair of trainers. Sit in my locker at work and I wear them once a week to play football.

One pair of smart shoes. I got married in these.

Two pairs of shoes I don't wear that much (A tan pair of smart shoes, and a nice pair of trainers [i.e. not for doing sport in.] Both uncomfortable)
One old pair of walking boots. One newer pair of walking boots. One pair of DMs. One pair of "respectable" shoes - and I doubt they're worn more than 3-4 times a year.
I think I own somewhere in the realm of 25 pairs of shoes/boots. But I was wrong in my poll answer about the ones I wear - I actually wear about 15 of them semi regularly. I like to have a choice. Jo has, as I never tire of pointing out, somewhere in the mid 80s of footwear.

You should have done the poll as "20+", or had more boxes with increments of five.
Alas the limits of livejournal's poll mechanism in combination with my poor memory lead to these limits. I shall endeavour to do better next time.
One pair stompy boots for clubbing.
One pair docs for general usage.
One pair smart shoes for escape gigs, funerals, interviews, weddings, etc.
One pair climbing shoes.
One pair bowling shoes.
One pair sandals (scarcely worn except when adventuring in sandy climes).

Also one pair riding boots which I forgot about; have barely worn them this year after injuring both ankles, and being reluctant to try and negotiate my foot around the chicane at the juncture 'twixt leg and foot.
I'm shocked and saddened, Edwin.

I expected you to have in addition smoking shoes (to go with the smoking jacket), turkish slippers, several different pairs of smart shoes according to the cut of the trouser, and of course brown shoes for when one is wearing tweed in the countryside. And far more pairs of boots.
I think it depends on how you define "shoes" - this calls for an ontology! Ahem.

In my case, I'm counting:

Slippers *
Sandals *
Flippers
Trainers
Smart black shoes
Dance shoes
Normal boots *
SJA boots *
Climbing shoes
Roller blades
Ballet shoes

* = worn regularly

I think I have one or two pairs of old shoes that I haven't got round to throwing out yet, but they don't count.
I think I'd count flippers and rollerblades as sports equipment worn on the foot, rather than footware per se. Likewise, were I surveying gloves I'd not expect boxing gloves to count unless one was being pedantic. :)
I sneer at your puny poll.

(At last count-36 pairs of stilettos, 3 pairs of knee-high boots, 4 pairs of ankle boots, 8 pairs of wedges, 3 pairs of flip-flops, 11 pairs of sandals. Stop laughing in the back there!)
A feat featuring feet of effete footwear
18 pairs, split roughly half male, half female. Ah, the joys of (barely) maintaining two wardrobes...
I own three pairs of shoes, new shoes, my old shoes and a pair of smart shoes. I wear the smart shoes when i wear my suit, so almost never, i dont wear my old shoes now i own my new shoes, i only keep them around (in a state of shoe retirement) out of a sentimental attatchment to shoes i have owned for about five years and cant bring myself to throw away yet. so i wear the new shoes all the time: answers 3 and 1, i suspect this is where my hidden geek nuerosiees are hiding.

On a shoe related topic, to make this a slightly less insanely banaal post i once operated a shoe scam as an undergraduate that kept me in shoes until my conscince kicked in. I used to buy M&S cheap trainers in a non commital unsporty brown type colour, then (as is my habit) wear them exclusivly .. they would fall to bits in about 3 months, i would take them back having kept the recipt, and say in a sad dissapointed voice, "these shoes only lasted 3 months" ... i would then have a new pair pressed into my hands by a helpful shop asistant who agreed this this was far too short a time for shoes to last... Infinte trainers, one £30 pair lasted the majority of my undergraduate career. This was probably wrong, but i think any shoes should last longer than three months, but i probably shouldnt have repeated the process for quite so long. Happy days
I'm suprised they let it carry on beyond the guarantee of the initial pair, tbh...