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Old 09-30-2014, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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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?
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Are you SURE you need that many shoes?

I pack each pair separately, wrapped in a plastic grocery bag. You can buy special shoe bags, but I think it's just as easy to wrap each pair in a grocery bag.

Are you SURE you need that many shoes?
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:48 AM
 
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I always lay my shoes in the "channels" that are on the bottom of my suitcase. I lay a pillowcase of the shoes, then pack my clothing on top. Once the straps are tightened on the suitcase, everything stays in one place. On the way home, I use the pillow case for my dirty clothing.

I will caution you about using recycled plastic bags to separate your shoes. I was on one trip when my suitcase became extremely warm and the print from the bag came off on my shoes and my clothing. Ever since then, I use a pillowcase.
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:55 AM
 
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I put a pair, two at most, in the suitcase. It seems to work. Stuff socks into them often. If they're just polished they go in plastic bags.
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:57 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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First of all, you don't need so many shoes! What kind of shoes you need? Is that a business or leisure trip?
Normally you need (but that depends on your trip and season): two pairs of casual shoes, a pair of sandals, a pair of sneakers, and a pair of formal high heels.

Next: The Transportation Security Administration recommends placing shoes and boots along the top of your suitcase for checked luggage on airplanes. This makes it easy for TSA to search your shoes if they need further inspection.

What I do: I wrap each shoe separately in clear plastic bags, and tuck them around the luggage, after everything else is already packed.
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Old 09-30-2014, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Oh please rethink this, as there is no where you are going where you need 12 pairs of shoes!
My husband would have a cow...lol

If you must the idea I like best is the pillow case or clear plastic bags
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Old 09-30-2014, 12:19 PM
 
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12 pairs of shoes sounds totally reasonable to me!

I pack mine at the bottom of the suitcase. So, when the suitcase is laying falt and openpack them right above the wheels. That way when the suitcase is tipped upright, they are at the bottom. Also, pack them in tight! Flat shoes get packed soles together, heels get packed flipped opposite ways so they form a "square" like they are when they come in shoe boxes.

If you are taking more "rugged" clothes like jeans, I would pack those on top of the shoes, meaning when the suitcase is tipped up they are stacked on top.

I've gone on a 5 day trip to Vegas before with at least 8 pairs of shoes. So I get it. You never know what you might feel like wearing when you get there!
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Old 09-30-2014, 12:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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But I have this huge bag that I'm checking and I think I've got more shoes in it than clothes
"This huge bag" + 12 pair of shoes - remember that many airlines charge extra when the bag dimension is larger than 62" and weight more than 50 lb. The surcharge is hefty!
(The size limitation of your luggage is calculated by adding the total outside dimensions of each bag, length + width + height)
Where are you flying and what airline? We can check the exact requirements.

BTW: when I go overseas for 4-5 weeks, I take just one carry in and one check in bag, 3+1 pairs of shoes. I never felt that I need more shoes.

Here is some info:
http://goo.gl/mJMqmw
http://www.hithaonthego.com/travel-t...rs-shoes-rule/
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Are you SURE you need that many shoes?

I pack each pair separately, wrapped in a plastic grocery bag. You can buy special shoe bags, but I think it's just as easy to wrap each pair in a grocery bag.

Are you SURE you need that many shoes?
I do the same exact thing with my shoes.
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:37 PM
 
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When I was in my teens, someone gave me as a gift, a set of shoe bags - stretchy knit things that each held a pair of shoes. These days I just put each pair in a separate plastic bag.
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