A friend of mine has 147 pairs of shoes. She’s not a millipede, she’s just a fashion-oriented woman who likes to co-ordinate her attire down to her feet. This requires buying lots of shoes to go with each outfit. But more to the point, she really loves shoes.
But then a lot of women are like this, I mean Carrie Bradshaw’s shoe mania created a lot of script fodder for Sex in the City. Carrie is supposed to represent many women today, right? But still, it’s a source of humor or at least curiosity.
I don’t see any harm in being a shoe girl (unless you’re a guy). In fact, I say, if you are a shoe girl, you should go for it! I mean, be sensible, don’t sacrifice everything and become a dictator’s wife or anything just so you can buy 6000 pairs of shoes, but several hundred pairs is not out of line.
It’s like anything in you’re life that you are intense about; it’s a passion (and maybe a fetish). And passions should be embraced. So if you are a shoe girl, make room in those closets, build an annex and go to town! Mix and match, splurge on Prada, Gucci or Miu Miu. You only live once and while you are living you should have nice shoes.