...... I have a question, folks....... and it is to be directed towards any males who read this......

.... how many pairs of shoes does your average straight white guy own?..... so, anyone reading this who is a male - straight OR gay - how many pairs of shoes do you own?....... I just checked my closet, utility room, and man room, and my total is 11.....

1 pair of Justin cowboy boots
1 pair of military issue leather combat boots (warm weather)
1 pair of Danner Ft. Lewis cold weather combat boots
1 pair of Vasque leather ankle-high hiking boots

Dress shoes
1 pair of Florsheim black leather wingtips
1 pair of brown leather H.S. Trask saddle shoes
1 pair of black/gray leather H.S. Trask saddle shoes

1 pair of New Balance running shoes
1 pair of Izod tennis shoes
1 pair of Adidas driving sneakers

1 pair of slip-on moccasin type things that I only wear when I go out to start the car to allow it to warm up in the wintertime before I've showered.....

.... 11 pair of shoes...... I'm not 100%, but I'm thinking that may be more than most men own...... and hey, I was just curious......

... so, what say you?.....

by Eric on January 12, 2011 | Bullshit (11) | TrackBack (0) | Thinking
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My husband probably has more than that - lots of cowboy boots, dress shoes, hiking boots, tennis shoes of all sorts, etc. He asked if water shoes and mud boots count?

Bullshitted by Lou on January 12, 2011 08:42 PM

I got tons of technical footwear.

Several varieties of neoprene booties for scuba, jet skiing and kayaking. Fuzzy booties that go with my OS dry suit. Redwing Irish Setters that have fought wildland fire in several states. Several pairs of Alpinestar road racing boots, Garne Motocross boots, a bitching pair of Vasque mountaineering boots - I've got crampons for them somewhere. A pair of Mares long blade free diving fins and a pair of Tusa vented scuba fins. And two pairs of Redfeather pack snowshoes.

But regular shoes? Two pairs of discount running shoes and a pair of Rockport dress shoes, but I couldn't lay hands of the Rockports in the space of an afternoon even if you put a gun to my head.

Driving sneakers? Must be like Puma wrestlers or something like that, I'd bet.

Bullshitted by Andy on January 12, 2011 10:40 PM

I have 4 pair.

2 pair New Balance sneakers
1 pair Danner hikers (20 years old, look and feel new)
1 pair of suede shoes for dressier events

That's all.

Bullshitted by Braden on January 13, 2011 12:02 AM

H has:
1 pair sneakers
1 pair work shoes
1 pair black dress shoes
1 pair brown dress shoes
1 pair steel-toed work boots

I can't really claim superiority here because although I have 12 pair of shoes, 10 of them are Chuck Taylor hi-tops.
Somewhere along the way I lost my girly license.

Bullshitted by LeeAnn on January 13, 2011 08:58 AM

This has the makings of a Meme...

Bullshitted by Elisson on January 13, 2011 09:19 AM

Ariat riding boots
Wolverine hiking boots
Black wingtip dress shoes
Nike running shoes
Nike cross trainers
Plus a few alternates:
Civil war brogans
Civil war cavalry boots
Moccasin boots

So, that's 8, 6 everyday, 2 that I rarely wear and 1 that I never wear. Imelda Marcos I'm not, I guess.

Bullshitted by K-Nine on January 13, 2011 01:48 PM

I think my husband probably has that number of shoes. He's a very fashion conscious guy, so it's not quite the variety you have. He has a black and a brown pair of every variation of shoe, except his tux shoes. Those are just black. He has a couple pairs of tennis shoes depending on what he's doing. He also has yard shoes. I don't think shoes you wear to work outside or to hike or exercise constitute having too many shoes. You have to protect your feet and not all shoes are created equal for that...

Bullshitted by Bou on January 14, 2011 08:30 PM

Well, if my house burned down, I could get away with buying 4 pair to replace them all:

1 pair of sneakers
1 pair of "not sneakers" for those not-formal/not-casual occasions.
1 pair of dress shoes for funerals & such.
1 pair of waterproof winter boots.

But, as it happens, I haven't cleaned out my closet in years, so I've probably got about a dozen pairs in categories 1 & 3, but only 1 each in 2 & 4.

So for your age, Eric, I think you're normal.

Bullshitted by Harvey on January 15, 2011 01:50 AM

black wingtips
brown dress shoes
snow boots
mowing shoes
old sneakers
good sneakers

When I buy new tennis shoes, the previous new pair becomes the old pair and the old old pair becomes the mowing shoes. The old mowing shoes get trashed. Confused?

Bullshitted by hoosierboy on January 15, 2011 09:19 AM

OK, I went and counted 'em.

Bullshitted by Elisson on January 16, 2011 02:41 PM

My wife accuses me of being the Imelda Marcos of the male race.

I have probably 5 pair of Combat boots. 1 pair of "Mickey Mouse" boots. 2 pair of Jump boots. 2 pair of Red Wing steel toe cowboy boots. 3 pair of typical cowboy boots. 1 pair of Justin "Ropers". 1 Pair of Laredo black dress boots. 1 pair of running shoes, held over from my Army days. 1 pair of what we used to call Tennis shoes but are now known as "Stylish athletic shoes". 2 pair of Hi Tec Hiking boots. 1 pair of hunting boots. 1 pair of snow boots courtesy of having lived in New York for 3 years. 2 pairs of 'frams and 1 pair of the ol black leather Army dress shoes. 2 pairs of dress shoe's 1 black and 1 brown. 1 pair of slip on camo shoes with no laces, no clue what they call'em but good for gettin the mail. 1 pair of motorcycle boots.

I think thats it heh :)

Bullshitted by BloodSpite on January 17, 2011 10:02 AM