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    beast mode bluevelo's Avatar
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    Is it weird for a guy to love shoes?

    Most of mine are athletic shoes in one form or another... either running shoes, all-terrain, Keen sandals, and a few pairs of Chuck Taylors... is something terribly wrong with me? Discuss.

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    Not anymore wronger than a woman who is ambivalent about shoes (ie: me) I guess in my case, I aint got the $ to get fancy shoes, so I don't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luddite View Post
    Not anymore wronger than a woman who is ambivalent about shoes (ie: me) I guess in my case, I aint got the $ to get fancy shoes, so I don't care.
    That makes sense.

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    I think it's weird for anybody to love things. I own shoes. I prefer Sidi cycling shoes, New Balance running shoes, etc, but I don't love them.

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    You should see my closet.
    Your turtle skirt is exposing your FUPA.

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    Do you like sniffing them? When they are NOT brand new? Than that's weird.

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    It's probably weird to love shoes.

    However, I don't think it's odd to love comfortable feet. For example: Off the top of my head, I can think of 12 pairs of shoes I have.

    Three pairs of sneakers/running shoes: 1 at the office (about 10 years old), 1 "beater" for lawn mowing et cetera, and 1 nicer pair
    Three pairs of regular shoes: 1 at the office (when I commute, I don't carry shoes), 1 everyday work shoes and one pair of wing tip shoes for special occasions (about 20 years old).
    One pair of boots: Gore-tex/leather hiking boots (about 10 years old)
    Three pairs of specialty footwear: Deugi road shoes, Diadora road shoes and NRS Neoprene kayaking booties.
    Two pairs of sandals: 1 nicer pair of tevas and one knock off pair for warm weather boating/canoeing.

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    Growing up, I almost never had more than one pair of shoes at a time. Wear one pair (usually something dirt cheap like slip on Vans or Converse All-Stars, back before they were hip and expensive), wear out, rinse & repeat.

    I recently realized that that has changed... kind of. I have a bunch of shoes, but most are specialized. Cycling shoes, motorcycle boots, driving shoes*, snowboard boots, work boots, then a pair or two of canvas shoes and a pair of flip flops. So I still only have one or two "daily use" shoes.

    * sounds like a ******y thing to have, I know, but I have large feet and drive a small car with a very small footwell.

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    I'm assuming when you say you love your shoes, you don't mean that you actually "love" your shoes, right?

    As I recall, I usually had 2 pairs of shoes as a kid. One for school and one for playing in. From where I'm sitting now I can see 11 different sets of footwear.

    Athletic - One pair Chuck Taylor's, Two pairs hiking, one pair running
    Dress - One pair, black oxfords
    Boots - One pair, steel-toed, two pairs, Dr. Marten, one pair, cowboy
    Cycling - One pair, SPDs
    Flip flops - One pair

    And out of sight are my ghillie brogues for when I'm wearing me kilt.

    12 pairs of shoes, what would me dear ol' mother say.
    "I heard the music and I wrote to it. Some people beat drums, some people strum guitars. It's all in the music you hear" ~ Hunter S. Thompson

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    I don't like to think about how many shoes I have, but at least each pair has a purpose, and I have a lot fewer than my housemates.

    Hmm...now I'm trying to remember

    1 x tennis shoes for everyday
    1 x old tennis shoes for yardwork
    1 x Sketchers for work
    1 x dress shoes
    1 x sandals for around the house/summer
    1 x cheap, uncomfortable flip flops
    1 x hiking boots
    1 x safety boots for work
    2 x soccer cleats
    1 x indoor soccer flats
    1 x running shoes
    1 x cycling cleats
    1 x ski boots

    14 pairs...that's embarrassing. Growing up I had one pair of tennis shoes and a pair of barn boots.


    * My housemate raved about how amazingly cheap flip flops were in Brazil, and how the thing for tourists to do was buy a pair for all their friends since they were so cheap, but google said the price he quoted equaled about $10, or the same as Old Navy flip flops. These are single-color hard plastic. Bleh.
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    Oh doh... I didn't even think about cycling shoes.

    Yeah, my feet sweat a lot so I try to keep pairs rotated...

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    no, it;s not. Unusual, maybe.

    I don't have alot of shoes right now (for me):

    3 prs dress shoes

    3 prs casual shoes

    3 prs boots

    5 prs running shoes

    7 prs biking shoes

    I pr beach shoes (espadrilles types)

    at my peak of insanity I probably had over 100 pairs.
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    Shoes? Yeah, I've got a few pairs...

    Adidas are my favorites: nza high tops, hemp high top skate shoes, hemp low top skate shoes, tennis shoes, 2x running shoes, and copa mondial soccer cleats. Then off the top of my head I've got the following still in the rotation: retro looking new balance running shoes, asics running shoes, converse all star high tops, converse jack purcell, vans sk8 high, vans old school skate shoes, nice black wingtips, suede bucks to go with the seersucker suit, dr. marten boots, timberland hiking boots, timberland titanium toe work boots, redwing goretex steel toe work boots, rockport trail hiking shoes, airwalk low tops, sanuk shoes with flip flop soles, simple low tops, half a dozen pairs of flip flops, two pairs of piloti driving shoes and of course two pairs of shimano cycling shoes. That's like 26 plus the flip flops...

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    and you're a white guy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gman26 View Post
    and you're a white guy?
    wtf?

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    I have a fraction of the shoes of my wife but more of them strewn about in some kind of proximity to the door.

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    Yes, though these might grow on me if I had a pair.


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    those are pretty.
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    I appreciate boots, but neither have the funding, or the current lifestyle to wear them.

    I almost purchaased these.
    but I decided I would rather have bike parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
    I appreciate boots, but neither have the funding, or the current lifestyle to wear them.
    this. When I was younger had tons of boots, for the motorcycle and for snow - neither of which are in my life at present, so even three pairs of boots is overkill for me right now.

    Boots were def. the most expensive part of my shoe collection...Out of 100ish pairs alot of them were converse All Stars in various colors, or other brands of similar sneakers. But I had a lot of everything back then!
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    Shoes?
    I live in GA...we don't need no stinking shoes.

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    I haz 2 pair of ropers and 3 pair of western boots. I'm gonna need some casual type shoes and some athletic shoes to lounge around in.
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    It is weird but it is less weird than this.

    NSFW

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    Quote Originally Posted by gman26 View Post
    and you're a white guy?
    last time I looked it appeared to be so... from Tuesday night, hanging out with a friend in DSM who was also the conga player in jazz band with my senior year... he's an awesome guy, which makes sense due to the fact I am Simply Awesome:



    Oh, and now you have proof that I'm a dwarf.
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    3 cycling shoes, 1 mountaineer boots, 1 hiking boots, 1 casual dress shoes, 1 running shoes, 1 casual shoes, 1 cowboy boots, 1 climbing shoes, 1 motorcycle boots...

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