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    How many pairs of shoes / boots / trainers etc do you own

    Okai, following on from the revelation of a member owning 6 pairs of smart shoes suitable for work, I thought to be random and general, how many pairs of shoes / footware do you own?

    I personally have:
    • 1 Pair of Smart Shoes that I wear for work, they do with a suit or smart jeans as required.
    • 1 Pair of Trainers, can be worn with Jeans both smart and messing around as well as "builders" trousers, scruffy jobs etc.
    • 1 Pair of Timerbland Boots, also act as my safety boots and go well with smart Jeans
    • 1 Pair of Wellies for things like washing the car, powerwashing the paths, gardening etc

    So thats a total of 4 items of footware. How do the rest of us compare

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    Come one im not the only one surely lmao

    I have 6 for work (although one pair are one there way out) & 3 pairs of general shoes.
    Last edited by FN-GM; 14th April 2008 at 11:12 PM.

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    2 pairs of not-so-smart shoes
    1 pair of brand new smart shoes (not yet worn)
    1 pair of brand new trainers (for gym use only).

    Wellies for washing the car ???!!! you obvisously care nothing for street cred.

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    My drive is like a mud bath in the middle of a drought so with the half day it takes to pre-wash, wash, clay, wash, rinse, spot clean, clean each alloy off the car, wax polish then do the glass, plastics, alloy polish and re-fit you need them as the car ends up sitting in a mud bath, or would if i didnt move it around the drive whilst washing to avoid the large puddles that form.

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    One pair of trainers and one pair of shoes which are suitable for work.

    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    My drive is like a mud bath in the middle of a drought so with the half day it takes to pre-wash, wash, clay, wash, rinse, spot clean, clean each alloy off the car, wax polish then do the glass, plastics, alloy polish and re-fit you need them as the car ends up sitting in a mud bath, or would if i didnt move it around the drive whilst washing to avoid the large puddles that form.
    Sounds like you do a good wash. Can you travel and how much do you charge?

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    1 pair of uber-smarts
    3 pairs of smarts (2 black, 1 brown)
    2 pairs of boots (1 black, 1 brown)
    2 pairs of 'fashion' trainers ... not even stuff that you can say is old skool, just fashion stuff ...
    1 pairs of proper trainers (that have actually seen the inside of gym!)
    2 pairs of sandals (1 neoprene for on the beach, the other a decent pair of walking sandals)

    Steel toe capped wellies for being on building sites

    And I still have a pair of my issued boots too ... comfortable to wear occasionally at work if I have a number of outside duties and for some reason the kids know not to mess about when i am wearing them ... anyone would think they give the impression of someone with a bad attitude, ready to kneecap someone for dropping litter.

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    i forgot about sandals! They hardly see the light of day, they come out for the holidays

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    My last car that I owned 3 years only had that once, its normally a half day general wash, wash the alloys off the car and then wax with dedicated glass clean thats normally it and I'm highly ashamed to admit its a once / twice a year event as well But that may change with the GTI as its black so needs more love and care.

    As for Tonys shoe collection, I really don't see how issue boots can be comfy they look very uncomfy but having never worn them its the case of looks can be deceiving I guess

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    Anybody here going to confess to owning a pair of Crocs?

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    Same as Edu-IT. One pair of trainers I've had for around 7 years and one pair of work shoes.

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    @John

    They truly do get molded to your feet ... as long as you look after them they are fine ...

    Admittedly I don't go on 10 mile hikes in them anymore but they are just right for a day of wandering around. I even like them for BETT once I have new insoles in as they provide good ankle support too.

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    I have one pair of trail running shoes which I use most of the time as they are stupidly tough, one pair of dress shoes and one pair of hiking boots.

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    4 pairs of smart shoes
    2 pairs of unusual smart shoes
    2 pairs of hiking trainers (generally worn for work)
    2 pairs of converse
    3 pairs of swear boots
    1 pair of de walt steel toecaps
    1 pair of football boots
    1 pair of astroturf boots
    about 3 other miscellaneous trainers
    my slippers

    and no...I'm not imelda de marcos

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    Quote Originally Posted by iatkinson View Post
    4 pairs of smart shoes
    2 pairs of unusual smart shoes
    2 pairs of hiking trainers (generally worn for work)
    2 pairs of converse
    3 pairs of swear boots
    1 pair of de walt steel toecaps
    1 pair of football boots
    1 pair of astroturf boots
    about 3 other miscellaneous trainers
    my slippers

    and no...I'm not imelda de marcos

    That's more than me, and I'm female!
    And what on earth are swear boots? The mind boggles!

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    I'm with John on this, 4 pairs, but substituting the Timberland boots for a cheap pair of Karrimor walking boots.

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