I’ve occasionally heard female friends talking about the number of shoes they own. One has more than a dozen pairs shoes in various styles, just in black, and more in brown and other colors. Going against the stereotype, one male friend has likewise admitted to having multiple pairs of shoes in differing colors.

I don’t even pretend to understand.

It wasn’t planned, but this is the scene I discovered on Wednesday morning.

Four pairs of shoes, two pairs of slippers.

Without realizing it, I’ve apparently fallen into the habit of taking my shoes off while standing in the same place every night. That’s very nearly every bit of footwear I own. The only shoes not in that photo are a pair of snow boots and a pair of do-it-yourself dance shoes.

That seems to me like plenty of shoes, but I’m left wondering: why do I have two pairs of slippers?

5 Responses to “Shoes”

  1. Z. Says:

    “and a pair of do-it-yourself dance shoes.” Are there shoes that will dance for you?

  2. John Says:

    “Help desk? Yes, this is John. Why do I only see an orange box? Is it only me?”

  3. Blair Says:

    Z: Shoes that will do the dancing for you might explain the difference these have made over the past month.

    John: If you’re seeing an orange box, then I can only suggest that you try visiting the site when you’re not standing in the produce department.

  4. Katie Says:

    Hmm, I’ve definitely got you beat on the number of shoes owned but I only own 1 pair of slippers. :)

  5. HERBERT!(c) Says:

    Do-It-Yourself Dance Shoes?
    Two pairs of slippers?