I love shoes, I mean I looooooooove shoes. My favorite shoes are Nike Air Force One and Nike Dunk, the retro styles. I have quite a few too. Not all retros, but almost all worn out and not worth saving. They are stacked in the attic along with all my other useless stuff I can’t seem to get rid of. What to do with them?
The wise thing is to throw them away. My wife refuses to let me give them all to charity, saying that one or two pairs are may be fit for charity but that they don’t want worn out old shoed with holes in them. I don’t understand, these shoes may be a little worn, but they are so awesome. I have an emotional bond to every single pair. Except for a pair of Nike SBs, I hate them. I so loathe them. I just keep them around out of spite. To show myself that not every shoe purchase is a good idea. That’s a good reason for keeping them around, right?
Before throwing any away, I sorted them, and two pairs are going to charity and the rest are going to the dump, well except for the four pairs I’m keeping. The true minimalists claim you can make it with only two or three pairs of shoes. I am not so sure. After throwing a bunch away, I still have seven pairs of sneakers, five pairs of dress shoes, a pair of tuxedo shoes, a buckled pair of traditional costume shoes, two pairs of basketball shoes, cross trainiers, three pairs of running shoes, two pairs of winter boots, a pair of hiking/mountain boots, a pair of winter dress boots, and probably some I can’t remember off the top of my head.
I am also getting rid of the shoe boxes, which for some ungodly reason I have kept around.