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#1 libbylu

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.

#2 Feral_Pooks

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.

#3 *melrose*

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

2 pairs.

#4 Camizebra

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:21 PM

Before DS (September 2012) probably 10 pairs, if not more.  What a goose!

#5 Elizabethandfriend

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!

#6 Unatheowl

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:28 PM

Maybe one or two.  I'm not a shoe person.

#7 melaine

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!

#8 ChunkyChook

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  laugh.gif

#9 gina70

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.

#10 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:36 PM

at least 10- now buying a heap for my DD too.
but I am a shoe person!

#11 ~Nic~

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

Brown sandals


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...)

#12 Fire_fly

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.

#13 TheCeriseClupea

Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:46 PM

6 to 8 pairs, I rotate & donate a few pairs a year though.

#14 vanessa71

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.

#15 Froger

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.

#16 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:38 AM

Well I bought 4 pairs yesterday alone.
Rough guess is 15+ a year

#17 strawberrycakes

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.

#18 =R2=

Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:01 PM

For myself maybe 1-2 a year.

Over 10 pairs easily for the 2 girls combined  ohmy.gif .

#19 FrenchSoda

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 original.gif

#20 Therese

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.

#21 Isolabella

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

#22 sammyv

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.

#23 hunter4

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.

#24 -Emissary-

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)

#25 BadCat

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.

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