|Only 3 pair! I'm sure I will add to the collection.|
I looked in my closet and count five pair. My shoes say I live a simple life, and have no need to dress-up. Sixty percent of my collection are flip flops; comfortable island footwear, easily removed for that stroll at the water's edge on my way home from work. Cool, comfortable, and go with anything I wear. My second pair were made here on the island. They are Kino sandals. Very comfortable, and should last longer than any pair I have owned. The white pair are my $1.99 from K-Mart shoes. These are my 'no scuff' and shower shoes.
Next, my water shoes are made by Keen. I love them. A good snug fit, comfortable, washable, and good for anything you do on or in the water. I got them right before my trip to Belize, because I knew I would be walking a lot, and some of those adventures would be through water. They turned out to be a wonderful purchase. When I wear these out, I will get another pair.
Lastly, I have a pair of hiking boots. Not sure when I'll get to wear them again, but I will be ready for that hike in the mountains of Costa Rica... if I make it there. I do love to hike, and I bought these shoes after a rocky seven mile hike up to the South Rim at Big Bend Park. My feet were killing me when I got to our camp site, and were bruised for the next several days. When I got home, I ran out and bought me a comfortable pair of hiking boots, and my feet have thanked me countless times since.
The other night, I did have an occasion to wear my only nice dress. And with it, on my feet were Kino sandals, the closest thing to a dress shoe. A little ashamed of my footwear for that event, I need to add a pair of heels to my collection. I feel there will be more of these "dress up" events in my future. We'll see.
Now, go look in your closet. See what your collection says about you.