6 hours ago
I love buying shoes. There I said it. The problem is I don't really like wearing shoes . The first thing I do upon entering my house is to deposit my shoes by the door. I have 2 overflowing large baskets full of shoes when if I if I were to be perfectly honest I have only about 3 or4 pair in active rotation. I have my brown Birkenstock sandals, my black Birkis, and a new Betula silver sandal I got this year. The black pair of sandals I'm wearing I actually spotted in a picture from my wedding shower recently. They were brand new in the picture but that means I've been wearing them for 5 years. I bought a new pair of black sandals this year but after one day of painful walking and blisters they have remained in the basket ever since.
Just this weekend I bought 2 pair of new fall shoes at GoodWill. The black pair is used and obviously old but I love the leather detailing and the character in them. I just added to my shame by buying 2 pair of shoes on-line. The site called Simple Shoes sells only eco-friendly shoes made from all recycled materials. They are having an amazing sale on top of free shipping so it would have been a crime to pass it by. I got the pair at the top which I love but they are probably too young for me. But they were only $9.90 so if I wear them more than a few times I'm okay since that is the price of a nice lunch. I also got this cute Hemp shoe for the same price. They have sandals, a few pair of men's shoes, and some kids shoes also on sale.
I know my shoe buying compulsion is hereditary as my Mom and sisters all share my affliction. My mother told me she recently snuck two big bags of shoes out of the house to give to a charity when Dad was gone. She made me swear to secrecy how many of them she had never worn and forgotten buying.