Eight months ago, I had to make some big decisions. (In shoe speak) I had already done away with multiple pairs in the two yard sales we've had. It was time to get real. We had been planning to move aboard forEVER. To this end, I had previously purchased several pair of shoes that have interchangeable parts.
|Kitten Heel Switch Flops|
So, what other shoes did I bring along? Well, I had my work shoes, which have now been discarded, I've got a pair of tennis shoes for hiking, one pair of open back tennis for bike riding, I've got two pair of Tevas (well one is Dr. Scholls and is much more comfortable, but the same style), I've got one pair of wedge heels leather shoes, several water shoes, one pair of regular flip flops, one Crocks ballet flats (indestructible) and four pair mentioned above. Still a lot of shoes but I've found that the ones I'm wearing are going downhill fast.
There are still a few pair back at the townhouse, but I don't miss them and they'll be going to the GoodWill. All of the other lovely shoes in my past life are a distant memory. I won't need them, I don't have room for them. They are dead to me.... And you know what? It's OK.
Shoes are just one of the "things" that are unimportant to this lifestyle. I could probably ditch most of the ones I currently have onboard and never miss them... (but I'm not going to). Shoes, like cars, are a thing of my past life. I'm still an old woman... but I no longer live for shoes!
P.S. How many shoes does Bruce have aboard? He says six pair. I don't notice their number because he has them cleverly disbursed all over the boat so that I only see one pair at a time.