Jump to content
Spin off - how many pairs of shoes do you buy per year?
47 replies to this topic
Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:14 PM
Spin off from the how many shoes do you own thread....guess that might depend both on how many you buy and how many you throw out.
I have bought 4 pairs in the last 12 months
- new runners
- new winter boots
- new comfy sandals suitable for big pregnant lady
- fancy but still flat sandals suitable for pregnant lady on more dressy occasions
The last purchase is just because I haven't been able to wear heels since the start of the second trimester, not even for 5 minutes without getting a sore back.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:16 PM
I only have 3 pairs. One of them I bought this year, was runners, because my others had holes in them.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:21 PM
Before DS (September 2012) probably 10 pairs, if not more. What a goose!
Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:27 PM
About six pairs. I am not a shoe person but have dodgy feet and struggle to buy the right thing!
Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:31 PM
I've bought 5 pairs that I can recall in the last 6-12 months. Two pairs were cheapo target flats (2 pairs for $20) that have lasted suprisingly well.
A bargain pair of leather knee high boots for $30. One pair of more $150ish ankle boots and a mid range pair of wedges.
The boots will get lots of wear and last for years. The flats have lasted better than my expensive pairs, the wedges might be seasonal so I'm wearing them lots!
Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:32 PM
This year I bought a pair of ballet flats.
Last year I bought a pair of havies and a pair of heels. I was a bridesmaid, I haven't worn heels since.
So based on that I average 1.5 pair a year
Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:33 PM
Not many; 2 pairs of sandals and a pair of haviannas. Want to buy a new pair before I go back to worrk.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:36 PM
at least 10- now buying a heap for my DD too.
but I am a shoe person!
Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:37 PM
I bought a pair of boring black court shoes for work today(start a new job on Wednesday!)
Nude strappy wedges that look pretty but hurt like a bi*ch
Black wedges that fell apart after about 4 wears
Black ballet flats
Black long boots
So, 7 pairs this year. However, I don't think I paid full price for any of them, and aside from the crappy black wedges, they all get used, and I can't see that I will need any more new shoes until next winter at which point, my ankle boots will need to be replaced, and that should be it for the year (in theory...)
Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:37 PM
5 pairs in the last 12mths. Usually it would be 0 - 1 pairs a year but my shoes were getting old and ratty so decided to update during the mid year sales.
I bought a pair of Nine West leather thongs, Nine West beige stilettos, betts black wedges, betts black stilettos and a pair of brown boots from Williams.
All up about $250 so not to bad. This year I will need to update my runners but hopefully that will be it.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:46 PM
6 to 8 pairs, I rotate & donate a few pairs a year though.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:38 AM
I don't have set numbers I would buy per year, it just depends on whether there are any shoes I like and whether I can get them in my size (11). I have gone year a year or two without adding to my little collection.
I have recently added 8 new pairs, including a pair of black boots that I managed to pick up for $50.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:55 AM
I might buy a new pair of thongs if my last pair has actually broken. But usually I don't buy any shoes at all. I have two perfectly good pairs of shoes. Until they break or wear out I have no reason to buy more.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:38 AM
Well I bought 4 pairs yesterday alone.
Rough guess is 15+ a year
Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:40 AM
In the past year I have bought myself 3 pairs of shoes. 1 pair for work & 2 pairs of cheap sandals.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:01 PM
For myself maybe 1-2 a year.
Over 10 pairs easily for the 2 girls combined .
Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:02 PM
I love beautiful shoes but I don't crave variety! I replace my ballet flats about once a year because I wear them to death even though I buy nice quality, and i replace any others that happen to die that year (most likely my boots in 2013) and maybe a pair of sandals and a pair of heels for work. I tend to only like black shoes (so my accessories always match! My best friend always says I'm too matchy-matchy but it makes life easy!) so I occasionally have to buy a pair of heels for a specific occasion where black shoes don't go with my outfit.
So in conclusion, I'd probably average about 5
Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:05 PM
I think I have bought about 5 new pairs this year.
And that would be how many my girls went through each too.
Edited to say that I don't buy that many for me every year.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:07 PM
Shoes are usually replaced for death of a shoes or total discomfort for wearing. Over the past two years I purchased flat winter boots in brown and black, knee high FMB winter boots in black and brown. (Replacing some black heeled winter boots purchased in 2001).
Flats to replace dead shoes ( but confess to purchasing them in black and red). Sandals to replace dead summer sandals.
Heels to go with a new dress.
Will probably now nor purchase any new shoes for 2-3.yrs
Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:17 PM
I have bought at least 12 this year that I can think of. 5 of these were bought overseas.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:30 PM
in the last 5 years i think I've bought four pairs of shoes - and asked for and recieved one pair for christmas...having said that I have learnt how to make shoes in that period of time and have made myself at least 7 pairs....Can't bring myself to buy them anymore now that I've figured out how to make them.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:29 PM
I don't really know.
I know this year I bought about 10 pairs. That's actually pretty low considering sometimes I buy three pairs in one go.
This year's styles haven't appealed to me much. (I'm sure my wallet is relieved)
Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:32 PM
I would probably average about half a pair a year. Or less. I wear a pair until they die and then I replace them.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
Deciding how many toys you want to keep and enforcing a limit can help manage the sheer volume of playthings.
'Anything is possible if you put your mind to it' might just be the motto of 86 year-old retiree, Ed Moseley who despite his age and abilities has been gifting handmade knitted caps to premature babies.
If you read about children's health, you've heard a lot of this before.
Life can be full of surprises, but for this couple a surprise came in a very unexpected way.
A 10-month-old baby has been exposed to significant levels of toxic chemicals around a RAAF base near Newcastle, say his parents.
An early childhood teacher has been censured for serious misconduct after she threatened the mother of a young child.
Scotland, the wind and water-hewn land of the loch, the kilt and the heather. Bedecked in castles great and small, there are many Australians with Scottish heritage who could look to that fair country for baby name inspiration.
The Give Me Space campaign is collecting stories from mums who have had difficult experiences while trying to find safe parking.
If you want to take a leaf out of Clare's book in gender neutral parenting, her advice is simple: "Follow the children's lead, and you can't go wrong."
Since becoming a mother I sometimes wonder what would happen to my babies if their dad and I both died.
It's worth looking a little more closely at some common parenting missteps. Could it be these mums and dads are really just like you and me?
If your partner is heading to the delivery room any time soon, you've got to see Ryan Reynolds' video on dealing with the intricacies of the delivery room.
Having her first baby at 16 was a shock for Simone Miller, but it's not something she regrets.
Usually Valerie Sharp's plan to put her granddaughter into her cot works just fine, but when things go wrong it is hilarious.
This is a stage, and you and she will move through it. I can (almost) promise it.
Oh watch out folks, Cotton On KIDS' baby range has just become even cuter with the release of its first ever prewalker shoe collection.
My twins are heading towards three and have officially entered the superhero phase. It happened almost overnight.
My best friend and I had children within a year of each other. She thinks her child is God's gift to the world.
Motherhood burns you down, but it rebuilds you too.
Clinics provide IVF success rates in often confusing ways because there is no agreed format on how this information should be presented.
Top 5 Articles
We asked real women what surprised them during their pregnancy. They've shared their experiences in the hope of preparing the rest of us better for the ride
Research suggests that big headed babies become more intelligent than their smaller peers. One mum shares the positives and negatives of having a big headed baby.
There are some everyday things that parents can do to improve gross motor skills and coordination.
A mum whose daughter was born with an extra thumb says that the extra digit saved her life.
Heather Krueger and Chris Dempsey's origin story began in a darker place than most: with stage 4 liver cancer.
This method, called elimination communication (EC or assisted infant toilet training), is becoming increasingly popular in the West.
Some of the strangest questions about pregnancy - and some of the most bizarre spelling - have made for a hilarious video.
The use of heat packs, along with other aspects of clinical care, can reduce your risk of tearing in birth.
Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.