September 13, 2005

Shoe mania

OK, it turns out that for this trip, the shoe count is three pairs of shoes and one pair of sandals. I'd probably really like to pack a few more pairs of shoes, but the suitcase is only so big. And I think I got it covered. One really dressy pair in black, one stylish chunky black shoe, one pair of Tsubo's . I walked all over europe in these shoes. They are so comfortable, it should be illegal. Despite the shoelace, this is a slip on. Great for the airport where the nazi bastards have taken to requiring that your shoes must come off. I'm thinking they just want us to be like the Koreans or Japanese and wear thongs (not the underwear kind either. Get your mind out of the gutter.) For those who don't know me personally, I have more shoes than most of the women I date. (And I dated a woman who sold shoes to retailers for awhile.) Well, maybe she had more shoes, but it was close. Now, I know it's slightly aberrant for a man to have a lot of shoes, but the days of having three pairs of shoes for men is over. Welcome to the world of dressing for the occasion guys. My dad once almost shit a brick when I spent $280 on a pair of Cole Haan lofers. I said, I'll have them 10 years. Funny, I've had them 9. I have resoled them twice and they still look great. That's $28 bucks a year. Works for me. lol This is contrary to the women shoe thing. Where they buy cheap shoes and plan to only wear them one season or even only once. Insanity. Need I say more? OK. I'm done then. I may or may not post the rest of the week as I'm traveling, but pop in and check. Perhaps I'll have a juicy morsel for your edification.

9 Comments:

At 10:35 AM, Blogger Natalia said...

ROTFL...stop hating on the shoe habits of women :)

-N

 
At 3:28 PM, Blogger drunkbh said...

Male or female, you can never have enough shoes. I'm with you on buying good shoes. I think I will go shoping right now.

 
At 2:20 AM, Blogger sdk said...

Shoes are the only part of my once trendy lifestyle that I have clung to. Shoes either make or break your outfit. I have like 30 pairs of heels. Some are dressy, some are meant to be worn with a great pair of jeans. I have three pairs of tennis shoes (well...cross trainers, K-Swiss and my comfy keds), and I have 5 pairs of boots. I wear ALL of them. And if one of the "sisters" (as I like to call them) should fall out, I mourn, and then delightfully replace her with a new pair.

This is one of my only true vices. Mr. DK spends a LOT of time bitching about this particular vice. LOL

Also...haven't had a chance to read all the way through yet, but I swear to you I will soon...

sdk

 
At 2:30 AM, Blogger *Natalia* said...

Cole Haan rules.

 
At 12:51 PM, Blogger McSwain said...

Those Tsubo's are some cool shoes! And I've got a pair of Tony Lama cowboy boots that I've had for 11 years--I wear them like most people wear tennis shoes. They've been resoled twice, and I still love'em.

 
At 1:05 PM, Blogger Manda said...

$280.00 for a pair of shoes??? i keep all my shoes forever it seems. i guess i probably get a new pair of sneakers once a year. the ones i have now are going on a year and a half. but i only pay about $50.00-$60.00 for them. :-)

 
At 9:47 AM, Blogger Alice said...

i should maybe think about getting a pair of expensive shoes... i always get the $20 crap ones, which wear out in a year, then i'm devastated because i get very attached to my shoes. although i think even a "good" pair of shoes would wear out if i wore them every day. which i kind of do.

 
At 1:31 PM, Blogger Catch of the Day said...

I LOVE shoes. I probably have more than you. I highly recommend you enter Manolo the Shoeblogger's shoe essay contest -- the grand prize is more shoes than even we could handle! I just entered and have my fingers crossed....I believe he's accepting entries until Oct. 10.

 
At 11:40 PM, Blogger buddha_girl said...

Dear God in Heaven...take me shoe shopping.

 

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