Last year, Shoeperwoman Amber McNaught set herself the challenge of wearing every pair of shoes in her collection at least once in the space of a year. Just to make it all a little more interesting she decided to document it on her blog.
This year she’s inviting us all to join her.
The rules are simple:
– You must wear every pair of shoes/boots you own before the end of the challenge.
– You must take photos of yourself wearing each pair of shoes as “evidence”.
– Any shoes that you haven’t worn by the end of the challenge must be disposed of: use ‘em or lose ‘em.
And since I thought it would be fun to have a before and after the challenge picture of my shoe collection I spent about an hour deciding on a place to take the picture, rounding up my all my shoes and arranging them to my liking just to take two pictures and then spent a half an hour to put them all away again.
Some explanation may be needed:
* I have a bad ankle with cicatrices resulting from an operation, as a result of which i sometimes have to say no to beautiful shoes with elaborate straps. Furthermore the ligaments of said ankle tend to inflame in summer when it’s over 25°C, which is why I own so many summery flats. This also prevents me from buying shoes online.
* I used to do Medieval reenactment and I have been wanting to take that up again for a while, so I included my Medieval shoes into the challenge hoping to stimulate me to really do so, so I won’t have to lose those shoes.
* the silvery flats are already signed up for going in the bin, but not before I find a worthy replacement for them. And as I always know very well what I want, but stores don’t stores don’t always cater to what I need, I thought it best to still include them in the challenge.
* things I would still like to add to my collection are: a pair of gray suede boots, a pair of red and a pair of brown court shoes, a pair of nude peep toes and a pair of black and a pair of red slingbacks. Whether I’ll find some that a) I like, b) are the right size (I have tiny feet) and c) are comfortable remains to be seen.