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Old 10-01-2014, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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I need to take more than just 3 pairs of shoes.
As much as it pains me to say this, annerk is absolutely right. You do not need to take all those shoes. You choose to make it a need. I would not travel with you. I cannot imagine all the stress and headache of having to lug that kind of inventory around the world. It would put me off from traveling in the first place. What's the point of having eight pairs of shoes?

A vacation that resembles an episode of Sex in the City is my personal idea of hell on Earth.

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Old 10-01-2014, 10:24 AM
 
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Good grief, who cares how many pairs of shoes she takes? It's her vacation, she's the one packing & dealing w/the luggage, enough said.
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ottawa Valley & Dunedin FL
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I usually wrap them in lightweight, transparent produce bags, and I also stuff them with socks and underwear. I put them either at the bottom of the suitcase, in the channels, or slip them into the sides once I'm packed.

I just came back from three weeks on a cruise ship in Tahiti, with a visit to L.A. included. I had a pair of sports sandals, a pair of flip flops and my dressy evening sandals with the replaceable snap-on decoration (see "switchflops".) The sandals were silver, and the decorations could be neutral, multi-colored gems, or southwest turquoise. Worked just fine, but them I'm a minimalist.
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:09 AM
 
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If not having the right shoes makes me unhappy, then I NEED to make sure I do have them
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:19 AM
 
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Good grief, who cares how many pairs of shoes she takes? It's her vacation, she's the one packing & dealing w/the luggage, enough said.
Exactly. The OP did not ask how many she should take, just how to pack. The reason she wants to take that many shoes is her business, no anyone else's.
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Yeah I know this probably sounds like a silly question.

But I have this huge bag that I'm checking and I think I've got more shoes in it than clothes

Anywho, obviously if I just set the shoes in the luggage and then the clothes next to it, once I pull the bag upright the clothes and shoes are going to 'intermingle' somewhat and I don't want them touching each other. I have like 12 pairs packed in my bag and I can't seem to find something to use to 'section them off' quite right. Should I just throw them in a laundry bag?
Everyone has his/her own way of packing shoes, partly based on the number of pair one is packing. I happen to have learned through the years, there is no reason to take many pair, same as no reason to pack a huge number of cloths. When we travel I have a couple of basic type of shoes, depending on where we are going and the season; for a cruise, I take a pair or two of sandals , good athletic and whatever I am wearing. That is plenty for a 2 week cruise. For land trips I take about the same, but if we are going in the fall or winter I will skip the sandals, replacing them with a pair or two of multi purpose shoes. I pack them along the side of the suitcase or in the shoe sack if the luggage has one.
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Exactly. The OP did not ask how many she should take, just how to pack. The reason she wants to take that many shoes is her business, no anyone else's.
Agree, but I do find it amusing that anyone would NEED to pack that many pairs of shoes. My usual is pair of sandals, walking shoe and a dressy shoe. My one exception is when I visit New Orleans, I take a pair of sneakers that need to be tossed and use them for walking Bourbon St at night and toss before I go home. That is one nasty street after the lights go down...ugh
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Exactly. The OP did not ask how many she should take, just how to pack. The reason she wants to take that many shoes is her business, no anyone else's.
Then I would ship them to my destination and pick them up when I arrive. (Obviously, I have taken a job as a shoe salesman if this scenario happens.) I don't check baggage, ever. Checking bags adds an unnecessary level of hassle to a vacation. I see people who are obviously on vacation who have packed as if they are moving permanently to their destination. This is anathema to me.

If I have bulky items that I cannot fit in a carry-on, I ship them. It costs less than checking bags. FedEx and DHL have yet to lose my package. And I have yet to find a hotel that wouldn't hold my delivered package for my arrival.

I am the exact opposite of the "shoes make me happy" vacationer. My piece of mind makes me happy.

This sort of traveling went out of date with the passing of transatlantic liners and Pullman trains:

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Old 10-01-2014, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Yeah I know this probably sounds like a silly question.

But I have this huge bag that I'm checking and I think I've got more shoes in it than clothes

Anywho, obviously if I just set the shoes in the luggage and then the clothes next to it, once I pull the bag upright the clothes and shoes are going to 'intermingle' somewhat and I don't want them touching each other. I have like 12 pairs packed in my bag and I can't seem to find something to use to 'section them off' quite right. Should I just throw them in a laundry bag?

Does the inside of the luggage bag have a pocket with shoe slots or are there pockets along the sides of the luggage? You can usually put a pair of flats or flip flops in one pocket.

What about carry-on? Can you put a few pair in a carry-on bag?

If you're using just the one luggage bag, I'd try to leave out a few pair if possible. I usually use the luggage pockets or wrap a pair in a bag and put them on the bottom or around the sides.
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:37 PM
 
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When I travel, I take one black pair, one neutral pair, and some flip-flops. Maybe some heels if a formal event is expected. If you are going to a resort in Mexico, take one nice pair of neutral color sandals (bronze, pewter, silver) and an older pair for the sand. That is ALL you will need.

The grocery bag thing is the easiest. If you sew, you can very easily make little bags from old t-shirts. I saw on Pinterest a tip for putting pairs of shoes in cheap shower caps.
The shower cap idea is quite good. I checked pricing and walgreens sells 15 for a little over $2.
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