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Old 21-02-2013, 16:56
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Sorry for such a banal thread but I need to settle an argument.

I am a 23 year old female with 21 pairs of shoes, a friend of mine (male) deems this excessive but I do not. What are your thoughts?
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Old 21-02-2013, 17:13
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Not many at all.... Well, ok not 'not many' but certainly not excessive. I have at least 40 pairs of shoes..

I love shoes

Plus boots, flip flops, sneakers.. I have far too much footwear

I think you should go shoe shopping, you need at least 1 pair for every year of your age.
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Old 21-02-2013, 17:43
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Your friend is a man therefore his opinion on the amount of shoes a woman should own is null and void. Sorry to be so sexist but men just don't get how important shoes are. 21 pairs is not excessive - I'd say that's an average sized shoe collection. I used to have 50 pairs but I've had a clear out recently. In the world of shoes, there is no such thing as excessive - you can never have too many.
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Old 21-02-2013, 17:50
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I think that's fine, I have a lot more than that. I still have loads in my old room at my mum's house One day I'll clear it all out.
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Old 21-02-2013, 18:06
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Thank you so much for the replies

I don't want to sound sexist, but he is a man with only four pairs of shoes. I tried to explain his opinion didn't count, but I needed back up.
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Old 21-02-2013, 18:07
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Not many at all.... Well, ok not 'not many' but certainly not excessive. I have at least 40 pairs of shoes..

I love shoes

Plus boots, flip flops, sneakers.. I have far too much footwear

I think you should go shoe shopping, you need at least 1 pair for every year of your age.
That is an excellent idea!

Matt if you are reading this I now have permission for two more pairs
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Old 21-02-2013, 22:11
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I am a man with only four pairs of shoes but it is my opinion that a lady can never have too many shoes.
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Old 21-02-2013, 22:23
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Sorry for such a banal thread but I need to settle an argument.

I am a 23 year old female with 21 pairs of shoes, a friend of mine (male) deems this excessive but I do not. What are your thoughts?
Is said male friend being hypocritical? If you're challenged by a male about this matter then ask him just how many pairs of trainers he has. That should shut most males up.
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Old 22-02-2013, 09:44
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Thank you so much for the replies

I don't want to sound sexist, but he is a man with only four pairs of shoes. I tried to explain his opinion didn't count, but I needed back up.
why does he care, is he paying for them, storing them ?
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Old 22-02-2013, 09:57
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no I have about 50 pairs of shoes and boots (if not more). I have a thing for shoes (and handbags) though I was once asked how many pairs of shoes I needed, I pointed out that they were all different styles, heel heights etc.
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Old 22-02-2013, 10:25
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21 pairs of shoes is only excessive if you don't wear them all. I have at least 20 pairs, and the same number of handbags and I use and wear them all.
Scarves, necklaces etc, I do feel as though I have too many, simply because I might only wear each one once or twice a year.
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Old 22-02-2013, 17:27
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buy as many pairs as you like! My wife must be L K Bennets biggest customer. It costs a fortune but, hey, she still turns heads!
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Old 22-02-2013, 20:43
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You only have 21!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You need to catch up!
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Old 22-02-2013, 22:05
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Both me & my husband have about 35 pairs each - he's worse than me for buying new pairs
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Old 22-02-2013, 23:06
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If men had the range of clothes to buy and wear which were significantly differently to the extent that they needed different shoes to look good in then I would say no it is not that excessive.

But then again men tend only have a very similar range of shoes to choose from and clothes to wear and do not wear heels etc.

If it makes someone feel good then why not...it's keeping shoe shops in business.
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Old 23-02-2013, 23:49
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I have loads I think it's quite normal for a lot of women. I reckon I have over 40 pairs of shoes, boots and sandals.
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Old 25-02-2013, 13:18
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Of course not. Men love their gadgets (so do some women), women love their shoes and handbags
I used to love shoes, well still do but with bunions now it's not so easy to find nice shoes to accommodate them
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Old 26-02-2013, 11:10
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I'm a man who has on last count 53 different pairs of footwear.

I only own about 4 gadgets though..
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Old 26-02-2013, 11:24
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Sorry for such a banal thread but I need to settle an argument.

I am a 23 year old female with 21 pairs of shoes, a friend of mine (male) deems this excessive but I do not. What are your thoughts?
Personally I think it's excessive. I'm a guy and have:

- 1 pair gym trainers
- 1 pair black work shoes
- 3 pairs converse
- 1 pair 'regular' trainers
- shoes I wore for my civil partnership

That's 7 pairs, and to be honest I think that's a bit much. But then if it's your money you're spending and you're not in debt because of it then hey, who cares
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Old 26-02-2013, 13:01
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Sorry for such a banal thread but I need to settle an argument.

I am a 23 year old female with 21 pairs of shoes, a friend of mine (male) deems this excessive but I do not. What are your thoughts?
Hell no. I've got in excess of 100 pairs. I put it down to only having one pair at a time as a child, well that's my excuse anyway....
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Old 26-02-2013, 15:12
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21 is not excessive!! I have nearly 30 pairs and some are more apparently in the loft lol
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Old 26-02-2013, 23:10
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Sorry for such a banal thread but I need to settle an argument.

I am a 23 year old female with 21 pairs of shoes, a friend of mine (male) deems this excessive but I do not. What are your thoughts?
21 pairs of shoes is not excessive at all, don't worry about it

If you said you had 21 pairs of denim cut offs though, well that would be a different story
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Old 27-02-2013, 16:17
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21 pairs of shoes is not excessive at all, don't worry about it

If you said you had 21 pairs of denim cut offs though, well that would be a different story
Oh tobias you blow hard
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Old 27-02-2013, 16:18
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Hell no. I've got in excess of 100 pairs. I put it down to only having one pair at a time as a child, well that's my excuse anyway....
It was the same for me growing up, so now I'm going all out.
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