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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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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've mis-attributed; that was Carole Vorderman. Because adding up on Countdown, being a shill for detox treatments, and selling overpriced loans to the unemployed needs shoes....
Call me crazy, but I thought that because the question said "shoes" it meant "shoes" and not hiking boots, mountaineering boots, climbing slippers, and so on. I have one pair of shoes, which I wear because my boss doesn't like sensible footwear.
my are all fairly similar, three pairs black ankle high boots two are elasticated sideedd riding/chelsea boots one lace up ankle high riding boots. I appear to be addicted to rm williams, but I think it is vaguely they last years and take heavy wear - mind you they are very bad to break in and take about a month before you can get them to shine however hard you polish them.

Mind you i can confess to some dodgy choice in the past. Include the ostrich leather cowboy boots...
mmmmm.... red.... high heels.... mmmmmm mmmmmmmm.... mmmmmm.... You must stop distracting me on Friday afternoons.