The Footwear Five

hangerA long running joke in my house is the number of different pairs of shoes my wife owns. She's a typical female, and that means buying and collecting shoes. Us guys just can't relate.

Now that I've publicly admitted I own a pair of Crocs, I realize for the first time in my life I regularly wear five different pairs of shoes. I don't know how this happened, it just sort of crept up on me. I'm wondering if five is too many for a dude, but I'm not sure where to trim. Here are my footwear five.

The Docs

The Docs

Ah yes, my good ol' 3 hole black Doc Martens with yellow stitching. As you'll read here, I've been buying this same pair of shoes since grade nine. These are my dress up, wedding, funeral and general "gotta look half decent" shoes. I could never, ever give these up.

The Sandals

The Sandals

If I'm going to leave the house in shorts, and it's not to play ball or run, I'm throwing on my sandals. During the summer months, you've got to have a decent pair of sandals.

The Running Shoes

The Running Shoes

I recently started running. In fact, I ran 11k this morning. I learnt very early on that you've got to own a good pair of running shoes. If I'm going for a run or a lengthy walk, I'm throwing on these Brooks.

The Cleats

The Cleats

I play ball twice a week, and that means wearing these suckers. This is like a golfer owning a pair of golf shoes, and that's okay, right? I can't give these up, I need the traction.

The Crocs

The Crocs

These are the infamous Crocs. I wear them around the house. I suppose if a pair of shoes had to go, these would be the ones to bite the dust. Sure they're funny lookin', but you see, they're awfully comfy, and that's the Croc Conundrum...


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CC

Crocs hahaha thats funny. When did u become so metro?

July 16, 2007 @ 4:09 AM

Toronto Mike

1. They were bought and given to me.

2. They're comfy, honestly...

3. I feel bad enough as it is, dammit.

July 16, 2007 @ 8:38 AM

Billie

As a female, I just want to let you know that your cleats do not count as a pair of shoes; they are technically sports equipment, just like you wouldn't count skates. Other wise, I think you're ok, since you only have one pair of shoes in each category.

July 16, 2007 @ 9:39 AM

Toronto Mike

I agree with the "one pair in each category" rule, and that's my concern. Do the sandals and crocs go in the same category? I fear they do...

July 16, 2007 @ 9:42 AM

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