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How many pairs of shoes do you own?

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 35 4.1%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 144 16.7%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 293 34.0%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 132 15.3%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 72 8.4%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 49 5.7%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 26 3.0%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 22 2.6%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 17 2.0%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 8 0.9%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 9 1.0%
  • 100+

    Votes: 54 6.3%

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woofmang

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In a recent post in the Allen Edmonds Appreciation thread, a fellow SFer said he had 35 pairs of AEs, and considers himself a typical SF member. I wondered if that's really typical (for instance, I only have 18 pairs of shoes across all brands), so I thought I'd post a poll to get an idea. Feel free to respond with your count by brand, or your total, if it doesn't fit into any of the possible answers.

Edited to add: when I say shoes, I really mean shoes and boots: my 18 pairs include 8 pairs of boots. (I probably should have called it "How many pairs of footwear do you own?", but that just didn't sound right...)
 
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I have a bit less than 20. I try to get a pair of each top tier brand, seems like fun to me. I'm missing an Edward Green and a Corthay.
 

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In terms of dress shoes and boots, I think it's a bit under 20. I'm consolidating, though. I should probably sell off my brown calf oxford dress shoes as despite Styleforum's best efforts, I really prefer black shoes to brown for wearing with a suit (with the exception of brown suede oxfords.)
 

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I have a brown pair and black to that I wear to work. Nothing fancy but they are Hudson because I love the fit and are very stylish. The carpark at work has shingle everywhere so every time I walk across, which is often to get from 1 building to another during the day, my shoes get absolutely wrecked! Then I have a spare dark brown pair at home which I wear at special occasions.
 

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Including sneakers, sandals, etc or are we talking strictly CMW?
 

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Including sneakers, sandals, etc or are we talking strictly CMW?
I didn't include any of my sneakers, sandals, etc.; I was thinking more of dress/casual shoes/boots.
 

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I didn't include any of my sneakers, sandals, etc.; I was thinking more of dress/casual shoes/boots.
That's what I figured, if leaving out things like Sperry top siders, trainers, hiking boots and sticking with basically GYW, handsewns and similar then I'm probably under 30 but I started less than 2 years ago, I think my AE's should be around 20.

If I could fit into other brands or had access to try them on I'd bet the ratio of AE to non AE would be higher. I'm going to include ones that I currently have and plan to sell because technically I still have them...

I can see adding at least 10 in the next year or two.
 

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That's what I figured, if leaving out things like Sperry top siders, trainers, hiking boots and sticking with basically GYW, handsewns and similar then I'm probably under 30 but I started less than 2 years ago, I think my AE's should be around 20.

If I could fit into other brands or had access to try them on I'd bet the ratio of AE to non AE would be higher. I'm going to include ones that I currently have and plan to sell because technically I still have them...

I can see adding at least 10 in the next year or two.
I know what you mean; I just fell down the rabbit hole this year (joined SF in February) and have gone from mostly wearing trainers and having 3 pair of dress shoes* to only wearing trainers to the gym and having 18 pairs of dress shoes/boots, with more being contemplated...

(* 2 pairs of the dress shoes I started with were donated to the Vinnies this summer as they'd been replaced by much nicer shoes.)
 

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Oh! I didn't include sneakers, trainers or boots! So I would be in the 10-15 bracket :)
If I'd included those, I'd be well over 20 myself... ;)
 

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Not including sneakers/trainers, I am at at 25, but I do plan on adding a couple luxury sneakers, and I think those should count here.
 

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Not including sneakers/trainers, I am at at 25, but I do plan on adding a couple luxury sneakers, and I think those should count here.
Not a problem, @EZB - you're the one who's counting; you get to decide what counts. :-D
 

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Break down 11-15 and 16-20 IMO.

11 seems quite different than 18.
 

woofmang

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Break down 11-15 and 16-20 IMO.

11 seems quite different than 18.
Fair point, but since most of the existing votes are already in the 11 - 20 bracket - and I have no way of knowing who should fall into which of the new brackets (or even who voted in that bracket apart from myself) - I think it's too late to change it.
 

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