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Postby Mandie » Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:26 pm

After buying yet another two pairs of shoes today (totally cute!), I realised I may have something of a shoe fetish...

I love shoes. I have so many pairs I can't even count them all (and they are scattered throughout the house because they don't all fit in my room!).

I never really realised why I loved shoes so much until I watched the movie "In Her Shoes" a while ago.. Toni Collette's character said something like "shoes.. always fit".

It's so true. Clothes shopping can be fun, but it can also be a nightmare - when the biggest size doesn't fit, it's the most horrible feeling ever. Having to walk into a "fat girl" shop, or even "old lady" shops (I'm only 23!) can be really depressing. Shopping with friends is horrible because they can fit into the cutest things, and I know I just have to watch.

But shoes - they do always fit! (okay, maybe not the strappy ankle things or the boots, but most). I can find a pair I like, and pick my size - no-one laughs, and I'm not ashamed to tell people my shoe size. They look good, I buy them! Ta da! I'm normal!

Does anyone else feel the same way?
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Postby Justjudy » Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:32 pm

Oh Mandie a woman after my own heart :D I just Loooove shoes :D I have a pair for every occasion, and then some. It isn't that I am not ashamed to tell people my shoe size etc, I have been in love with shoes since I was a little girl (a very long time ago). I also keep my shoes for a very long time. I even have a pair of brazillian leather "cowboy" boots that I have had for 21 years :shock: Yes they still fit, and yes, I actually still wear them occasionally, the last time being for a fancy dress party. :D

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Postby electrongirl » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:31 pm

wanna see something scary:

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And, these were taken about 6 months ago and I have about 20 more pairs since then.

I have about 70 pairs all up.

I am sick.......

My husband gets a nervous tick when we are near shoe stores....
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:40 pm

jeez louise!!!

i think i own two pairs of shoes and some ratty old slippers haha. i would love to own lots of different shoes but i cant afford them :( i went to borrow shoes off a friend once and they were boots and my fat calves wouldnt fit in them - how embarrassing. *sigh* a girl could dream of shoes all day long

mandie i totally know what u mean, and i think a lot of people notice when u wear funky shoes too. at least they have something to comment on straight away :)
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Postby Puffer » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:44 pm

Mandie you are spot on, I LOVE having size 7-8 feet I can walk into any store and get any shoe in my size and they look GREAT!

I wish I had that with clothing stores :(
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Postby Justjudy » Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:01 pm

Mandie, my 3 year old would just be in heaven in your cupboard. I have to just about keep my shoes under lock and key. I have the most georgeous photo of him wearing a pair of underpants and a lovely pair of black velvet stilletos with gold trim down the back of the heels - I think that he is going to take after his Mum - at least he has good taste. :lol:

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Postby milkyway » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:27 pm

Nikki, you have a beautiful shoe collection

*envy*

Remember the episode in censored and the City when Carrie wants to buy her apartment and adds up what she's spent on her shoes and initially thinks it's $4000, not $40,000! :shock: There goes the house deposit!
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Postby SarahC » Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:28 am

Wow Nikki what a great shoe collection! I so wish I could have half as many as you have! I cannot stand shopping for shoes, it is so depressing... nothing ever fits. I see really great shoes and try them on only to find they gape, or that the smallest size is a 6 (I'm a 5!) :roll:
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Postby Justjudy » Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:22 am

SarahC wrote:Wow Nikki what a great shoe collection! I so wish I could have half as many as you have! I cannot stand shopping for shoes, it is so depressing... nothing ever fits. I see really great shoes and try them on only to find they gape, or that the smallest size is a 6 (I'm a 5!) :roll:


Sarah, have you ever tried Angels shoes (I know that they have one in Sydney - so they probably do in Melbourne. They specialise in very small, very large or weird feet. Lolly used to get her shoes from there, as she has very short, wide feet.

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Postby A_Corner_Of_The_Earth » Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:54 pm

Nikki your shoes are so well organised. I keep mine in there boxes in the closet in the spare room, all staked on top of one another.

I love shoes :!: I think that they create an outfit. Can't get enough of them :D .
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Postby Ally » Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:55 pm

I am so looking forward to fitting into the correct size shoes for my feet.....I have to wear 10 - 11 size shoes (to fit for width) but I had my feet "professionally fitted" by a shoe store and I am only a size 7, but because Australia don't make a lot of different shoe widths (like England) I have to wear 3-4 sizes up to fit....I can't wait to wear the size I am supposed to be!
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Postby Justjudy » Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:07 pm

Ally, you can always get shoes on sale if you are a 10 :lol: I am a 7 and they are next to impossible to get on sale if you get to the sale a little late :cry:

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Postby Ally » Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:17 pm

hehhe yeah the only trouble is up here (rocky) whenever there is a shoe sale guess which are the first sizes to go.....yep 10 and 11 !! :?
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Postby Vegetable » Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:45 pm

Sigh :cry: I am large boned, 6 foot tall and I have a ladies size 12 yes 12 feet. I live in men's runners, thongs, and boots :cry: I dont own heels or anything, because I just cant get them to fit. Their are a few "big foot" shops around, but for a pair of feminine shoes it will cost between $75 and $200 :cry: :cry: :cry: I dont have that kind of money for shoes sigh
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Postby Sassygirl » Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:28 pm

My 10 year old daughter fits into my shoes and visa versa ...LOL
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