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Old 02-19-2012, 09:36 PM
 
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Why do women have lots of pair of shoes? What is the obsession with shoes? Some of them have over 50 pairs.

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Old 02-19-2012, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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I vote this, " Most obvious answer to the question thread" of the week.

Why do people have more than one color shirt? More than one style shirt? More than one pair of jeans?

Because they're all different and unique. I'm a guy and can appreciate a nice woman's shoe.

To call it an obsession, is quite far reaching and has a sleight of hate in that statement...your poster name should be, "clueless guy".
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:07 PM
 
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I vote this, " Most obvious answer to the question thread" of the week.

Why do people have more than one color shirt? More than one style shirt? More than one pair of jeans?

Because they're all different and unique. I'm a guy and can appreciate a nice woman's shoe.

To call it an obsession, is quite far reaching and has a sleight of hate in that statement...your poster name should be, "clueless guy".
Men don't have that many. Most likely 2 pair of dress and 2 pair of tennis shoes at the most. I love shoes on women though especially high heels.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Because you're aware of every wardrobe/closet of every man. . .
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:18 PM
 
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Because you're aware of every wardrobe/closet of every man. . .
No but I have never heard men talk about shoes like an obession.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I am one of those who has 50+ shoes. Shoes can change any outfit and always fit. That's why we have so many. (I don't trash shoes unless the cannot be salvaged.) But I have only a few shoes in the regular rotation. About 15.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:52 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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I have a couple of male clotheshorse friends, and no, they are not gay. My friend Rich has a shoe collection that would rival many women's. There are a few men here who post a lot about their clothes and shoes. I, on the other hand, like shoes but own about 10 pairs. I don't wear enough different types of clothes to warrant many different pairs.

If we're talking about stereotypes, why do men spend so much money on gadgets? Why do they need the latest electronic equipment or camera or fishing gear? Why do they spend thousands of dollars fixing up old cars?

If women collect shoes or purses, it's just a hobby like men's collecting sports memorabilia or more chrome doodads for their trucks.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:56 PM
 
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I have a couple of male clotheshorse friends, and no, they are not gay. My friend Rich has a shoe collection that would rival many women's. There are a few men here who post a lot about their clothes and shoes. I, on the other hand, like shoes but own about 10 pairs. I don't wear enough different types of clothes to warrant many different pairs.

If we're talking about stereotypes, why do men spend so much money on gadgets? Why do they need the latest electronic equipment or camera or fishing gear? Why do they spend thousands of dollars fixing up old cars?

If women collect shoes or purses, it's just a hobby like men's collecting sports memorabilia or more chrome doodads for their trucks.
So why the double standard if a guy has lot of shoes and clothes? Why do people think he is gay?
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:06 PM
 
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So why the double standard if a guy has lot of shoes and clothes? Why do people think he is gay?
Because they're not very bright, or they don't know many different people. I admit, Tim Gunn and the ***** Eye guys reinforce the stereotype that men who like clothes are faaaaaabulous! but my old roommate is a gay guy from Indiana, and he is the most fashion-clueless hick I know. We're talking a guy who actually owns that T-shirt with the howling wolves on it.

Women wear a lot more types of clothes in general than men do. For example, business wear at the office. A man can only wear slacks. A woman can wear a variety of skirts and dresses as well as pants, and the same shoes will not go with each outfit.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:10 PM
 
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Men don't have that many. Most likely 2 pair of dress and 2 pair of tennis shoes at the most. I love shoes on women though especially high heels.
you should be saying, "men i know, don't have that many"

and

i love shoes too, but i'm not sporting a pair of 4" heels at the gym, nor
my adidas with a coctail dress.

seriously?
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