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Great family, @ayoungs

 

My storage solution (apologies for the low lighting - my closet bulb is pretty pathetic - hopefully you can still get the gist):

 

 

Eight of these, stacked to make four racks with 18 pairs each, $160 spent:

 

 

http://www.target.com/p/whitmor-wood-chrome-shoe-rack-chrome-natural/-/A-13259937#prodSlot=medium_1_21

 

Nice glimpse at your collection of shoes! This gives me some ideas of how to store them, thanks!

How long did it take to build that collection?

8 of those will hold 72 shoes, that'd be able to keep up with my collecting, of course my partner says any  more shoes and the old ones start getting donated (although he continues to like all but the white MTO shoes I just got).

 

Thanks.  Believe it or not, the majority of them were obtained within the last year.

 

I should also mention that those shelves are expandable horizontally, such that I believe you could fit four pairs on a row if you had the room to open them to their maximum width.

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@ half
18*4=72 pairs, you are a lucky man

 

Lol.  I have to use a spreadsheet to make sure they're all being properly rotated!

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Great family, @ayoungs


My storage solution (apologies for the low lighting - my closet bulb is pretty pathetic - hopefully you can still get the gist):




Eight of these, stacked to make four racks with 18 pairs each, $160 spent:




http://www.target.com/p/whitmor-wood-chrome-shoe-rack-chrome-natural/-/A-13259937#prodSlot=medium_1_21

I've got the exact same set-up, but with 1/4 the amount of racks and shoes.
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Half, do share, I'll run an analysis and let you know what's under utilized. Perhaps you loan some to us so we can keep them warm for ya.
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Thanks.  Believe it or not, the majority of them were obtained within the last year.

 

I should also mention that those shelves are expandable horizontally, such that I believe you could fit four pairs on a row if you had the room to open them to their maximum width.

Thanks!

Wow, indeed the last year has been a buying spree for me as well, especially since I've learned of the shoe bank and seconds.

 

That looks similar to

http://www.woodlore.com/expandable-cedar-shoe-rack-coming-soon/

I inquired and they'll run $40 a rack, alas imported.

I may end up going with the good old cedar ones:

http://www.woodlore.com/cedar-shoe-racks/

I'm trying to stick to Made in USA (I try to with most things I buy as of late).

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Half, do share, I'll run an analysis and let you know what's under utilized. Perhaps you loan some to us so we can keep them warm for ya.

 

Lol.  It's just a table.  I note which shoes I wore and on what day.  What size are you?  :fistbump:

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I'd rather wear shoes than collect them. 72 shoes means that you probably go over a year with most of them not seeing wear. When you can wear a different pair of shoes every day and hit almost 3 months without repeating yourself... Holy shit.
 

Cool collection, but I'd call it a collection and not a rotation.


No offense meant, but damn.

 

If I could afford 72 pairs of AE's, I wouldn't own AE's. Haha.

 

Then again people pay 3-4x as much for shoes and probably have about as much in their cost as you do so I suppose it's moot.

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Lol.  It's just a table.  I note which shoes I wore and on what day.  What size are you?  fistbump.gif

I am ... whatever size you are, jk. I'm a 9.5D but growing in to E width ... getting old sucks
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I'd rather wear shoes than collect them. 72 shoes means that you probably go over a year with most of them not seeing wear. When you can wear a different pair of shoes every day and hit almost 3 months without repeating yourself... Holy shit.
 

Cool collection, but I'd call it a collection and not a rotation.


No offense meant, but damn.

 

Point taken . . . but about a third of those are not really part of the rotation - more "special occasion" shoes where I might indeed only wear them once or twice a year, but I'm very happy they're there for that occasion.  And, I will sometimes wear two or even three different pairs in the same day, depending on what I have going on that day.  So, while I do have a big rotation, it's not unmanageable.

 

And, the spreadsheet is supposed to ensure that I am wearing them all.  If it shows that I haven't worn a particular pair in the last few months, I'll be sure to work that pair in.

 

Lastly, since all of my needs have now been met, I don't intend to buy any more pairs for a long while - unless it's an upgrade to something I already have.

 

To be sure, if I do get to the point where I haven't worn a particular pair for over a year, I'll probably get rid of that pair.  IMO that's a good rule of thumb for any item of clothing.

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Lol.  It's just a table.  I note which shoes I wore and on what day.  What size are you?  fistbump.gif

I am ... whatever size you are, jk. I'm a 9.5D but growing in to E width ... getting old sucks

 

Hah.  That's basically my size as well.  I have a bunch of 9.5 Es (including some shell) that don't appear on the racks, mainly because they don't fit me as well as I'd like - but it sounds like they might be perfect for you.  If you're interested in the list, PM me and I'll send it over.  They're all barely worn and in great shape.  I can cut you a good deal on one or more pairs.

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HalfnHalf,, YOu have a problem sir.. No offense mean't in my post but damn.

I have 4 pairs of AE's and I wear each of them ONCE a week. How do you find time to wear all those?!
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Great family, @ayoungs


My storage solution (apologies for the low lighting - my closet bulb is pretty pathetic - hopefully you can still get the gist):
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With a closet that dimly lit...I can see how you might leave the house with 2 different color shoes on your feet.....haha
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Lol.  It's just a table.  I note which shoes I wore and on what day.  What size are you?  :fistbump:

Impressive. With such a sizable rotation, how do you determine when you actually cream polish/ condition the shoes? To get to five wears would take you over a year right?   

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Small timers like us can't comprehend the 50+ shoe wardrobe. Check out how the pros (Vox) do it icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Just picked up a pair of supposedly new McAllisters on ebay at a price I couldn't resist. They seem to have a different heel pattern than the pair I purchased from Shoebank (bottom pair) though. Any thoughts on the difference? Are they a really old run or have they been resoled? 

 


I own a pair of Mac firsts (in bourbon) purchased directly from AE with the V-Tread sole.  The soles on mine look exactly like the top pair in this photo - the heel does not look like the bottom pair with the "V" on it (although my other non V-Tread soles do).  I bought my Macs in February of 2013.

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