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How many pairs of shoes do you have? Do you find it difficult to say goodbye to them when you go travelling? How many pairs do you take with you when you travel? Is it absolutely necessary to take that many pairs of shoes with you?
11 years ago, September 28th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #50154  
I dont know how many I have. Including boots and sandals I probably have around 50 pairs.

I take 2 pairs max when I travel. I dont find it difficult to say goodbye to the others. I know they will be waiting for me when I get home. Reply to this

11 years ago, September 28th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #50159  
I probably have around 200 pairs but nothing makes me happier than to leave them all behind and bring only flip-flops!
If I think I may go somewhere nice on a trip, a more formal club or restaurant, I will bring one pair of nicer shoes! Reply to this

11 years ago, October 2nd 2008 No: 3 Msg: #50606  
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Hahaha it is sad but true, as a runner, I own many pairs of shoes (mostly running shoes) that I find hard to depart with. It starts to become a nuisance for me to keep them all, but unfortunately every pair of them has a nice memory with it (i.e. which marathons, races etc).

So yeah - traveling-wise, I find it a little difficult to leave them behind, as I am accustom to be able to choose which ones to wear.
But ideally, I will pack three pairs: a pair for running (usually a little flashy but comfortable - not recommended to wear around in a developing country to avoid being robbed, but a must for running purpose), a pair for casual/walking around town (a more toned down color, consist of one or two neutral colors), and a pair of flip-flops (a must to wear around for a while and/or to take shower). If it permits, then I will carry a fourth pair of dress shoes to go out.

This might be the feminime side of me - the attachment to shoes :o)
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11 years ago, October 2nd 2008 No: 4 Msg: #50607  

This might be the feminime side of me - the attachment to shoes :o)



I was not expecting any guys to post on this thread. :D
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11 years ago, October 3rd 2008 No: 5 Msg: #50709  
I have around twenty pair I would guess. I have sneakers for running, boots for working on the boat, clogs for when I'm feeling hippy-ish, several pairs of heels for church and dress-up, some flip-flops, and slippers for cold floors in the winter.

When I travel, I take two pair: running shoes and Chacos. The Chacos are a bit beefy, but man are they amazing for hiking/walking around. The straps are adjustable, but I've worn them through so much mud that the straps are jammed in their holes and no longer move. Reply to this

11 years ago, October 4th 2008 No: 6 Msg: #50744  
I travel normally with 3 pairs

a nice pair of loafers for dressing up
my croc copies super lightweight and can get wet no problem
and my trail running shoes for hiking running and airports to busses and when i think I might be carring my bag a while. Reply to this

11 years ago, October 4th 2008 No: 7 Msg: #50781  
B Posts: 38

I was not expecting any guys to post on this thread. :D



Muhahaha you'll be surprised to find out that there are many guys who love their shoes and sneakers 😊 Reply to this

11 years ago, October 5th 2008 No: 8 Msg: #50859  
Hi Mell,

Way too many...or not enough....and yes, another guy on the forum...love shoes...love clothes...love travel....Am I in the wrong places???

Travellling...well...at least 3 pairs each time, and this is clearly not fair....tested...you can put 3 pais of high heels and I speak stilettos in a shoe bag for one of my pair...not fun! You girls are cheating!

Let be honest...a gorgeous girl...a gorgeous beach...a gorgeous dress...and some hells....what do we want to change the world...

Peter...just back from paradise...next trip in 3 weeks....

Life is tuff! I will survive!
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11 years ago, October 6th 2008 No: 9 Msg: #50888  
Three pairs of stilettos? You must wear big shoes! Reply to this

11 years ago, October 6th 2008 No: 10 Msg: #50941  

Three pairs of stilettos? You must wear big shoes!



We have a friend(male) who has shoes so big I could probably sleep in them if I curl up to my smallest. They are sized 47 European size. Reply to this

11 years ago, October 6th 2008 No: 11 Msg: #50978  
Gotta agree with Halef on this one. While I only own about 25 pairs of shoes, they are one of the things I miss while on the road. I travel with hiking shoes, a pair of Chuck Taylors cause they fold up to nothing, and my Chaco sandals. While the Chuck Taylors aren´t needed, they help save me from missing my sneakers at home at least a little. Reply to this

11 years ago, October 7th 2008 No: 12 Msg: #51034  
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a trekking shoes, flip flop & sandal with heels for clubbing/night out Reply to this

11 years ago, October 8th 2008 No: 13 Msg: #51094  
I own around 20 pairs of shoes.

I typically bring three pairs on vacation. A pair for outfits that match black, a pair for outfits that match brown (so our neutrals are covered!), and a nice flashy pair if the occasion calls for something a little nicer...

Four pairs if I'm going somewhere like the beach, then that requires flip flops too 😊 Reply to this

10 years ago, February 26th 2010 No: 14 Msg: #105137  
1 posts moved to this new topic: Shoes Reply to this

10 years ago, February 27th 2010 No: 15 Msg: #105208  
HAI BUDY... I AM NEW TO THIS SITE , SUCH A NICE ARTICLE IS THIS ,REALLY APPRECIATING FOR THE OWNER, A BIG SALUTE FROM ME TO THE WRITER OF THIS ARTICLE.
I typically bring four pairs on vacation. A pair for outfits that match black, a pair for outfits that match brown (so our neutrals are covered!), and a nice flashy pair if the occasion calls for something a little nicer...
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10 years ago, February 27th 2010 No: 16 Msg: #105209  
I have no clue how many shoes I have. A lot... I just wandered today which one I did not wear for a long time.
How many I take with myself when we travel? It's all depends on where are we going and what kind of clothes I am taking with me. Reply to this

10 years ago, March 2nd 2010 No: 17 Msg: #105523  
Shoes are my enemy. I have very strange feet. They hurt within 10 mins of walking no matter what shoes I am wearing. I can never wear heels. I recently went to Florida and my day at Disneyland was ruined within 30 mins because I wore the wrong shoes. I was in agony, so much so that I bought a brand new pair of Crocs with Mickey mouse shaped 'holes' in them at $37. Within 5 mins they had ripped the skin off between my toes at the thong part. This is my big worry about doing my RTW. What shoes to wear???? Reply to this

10 years ago, March 2nd 2010 No: 18 Msg: #105569  
I have a pair of work boots, a pair of dress shoes, a pair of sneakers, a pair of crocs and a pair of thongs (flip-flops). So thats 5. Oh and i forgot my cycling shoes. So thats 6.
I take two pairs, my sneakers and either my thongs or crocs. I'll be taking my cycling shoes with me for nine months in Canada. Reply to this

10 years ago, March 4th 2010 No: 19 Msg: #105719  
I have countless shoes (getting on for 100 pairs mostly sky high heels!).. I am a self confessed shoaholic so going away it was a long hard decision on what to take... here's what I ended up with
Havianas (which I brought in Brazil) were a must
Trekking sandals - then never wore them so sent them home quick smart
Walking boots which I used loads in the colder countries and for trekking only in the warmer ones
A fancy pair of flip flops for the evening

That was all well and good and plenty of shoes to be going on with but what I didn't consider was what to wear if we went out in the evenings in the cold countries! I ended up wearing my trekking boots to a super posh restaurant we went to in Buenos Aires.. it was very funny, we both looked like trekkers who'd taken a wrong turn as the waistcoated waiter put napkins on our laps and all sorts!

3 pairs of shoes is the max you'll ever need.. if you aren't into trekking then just one pair of flip flops will probably see you through most occasions! Being a bit of a shoe nut I did pick up pairs and discard others on the way to feed my habit though!

Having spent our last year in SE Asia and wearing my much loved Havs for most of it I am now struggling to get used to wearing shoes, especially heels again! It's cold here in the UK so the best thing I have found are Uggs which don't look the most attractive but are the nearest thing I can get to that no shoe feeling.. I even wear them without socks so I don't feel to hemmed in! Reply to this

10 years ago, March 4th 2010 No: 20 Msg: #105754  
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I was not expecting any guys to post on this thread. :D



haha...how wrong this is.

i usually carry one pair of sneakers/everyday shoes, one pair of sandals (obviously only in warm weather climates) and one pair of nice dress shoes. I also buy a pair when abroad Reply to this

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