When I was a teenager and got my first job, I bought a new pair of shoes as often as I could. Maybe it's because we really didn't have more than a couple of pairs each as kids. Pretty much we'd get new shoes for school, had a pair for Sunday school and sandals or flip flops for summer. You wore them until they were worn out or you outgrew them.
By the time I got married, I'd accumulated around 75-80 pairs of shoes and tons of handbags to go with them. When Fred and I were moving our things into our first apartment, he was astounded that I had so many pairs!
Over the years I've eliminated the majority of my shoes. Since retiring the Salvation Army and a local women's shelter have received almost all the heels and other dress shoes I wore to the office. Nowadays, it's pretty much sneakers and flip flops again.
I still collect shoes, just not the ones for my feet. Hallmark card stores carry a line of collectible figurines called "The Right Shoe". They're miniature shoes and I have a nice collection of those as well as wall plaques and signs all shoe related.
My sister gave me this apron on Saturday and it's perfect! I love to cook and of course, I love shoes! I had to coerce Fred into putting it on so I could take a photo of it. So, those hairy arms in the photo aren't mine!