I’m not a clothes horse–I go nowhere, people, but on runs, walking kids to school, errands, and the occasional night out. So I don’t spend a ton on looking trendy. A few key pieces and I’m good to go.
But it hit me yesterday, I DO have a bit of a minimalist shoe addiction. In fact, I’m pretty sure I could be called the Imelda of minimalism. Now, when you look at this collection of nine (and a new one added today that is on order) pairs of shoes, keep in mind that several of them were gifts from the shoe companies to review on this blog. But still, 10 total pairs of minimalist shoes?
Let me justify: I have a couple of pairs for road running, a couple of pairs for trails (the new ones I just ordered fit this category), and several pairs for just living. There are Merrells, Vibram Five Fingers (which I’ve never liked), and New Balance in that crop. The cute Merrell barefoot Mary Janes in the tan color (second from top), I bought this week because I have a conference coming up where I need to look somewhat professional. When I started thinking about wearing heels or stiff-souled shoes for two full days, I just couldn’t do it. So I found these.
My days of “real” shoes are pretty much over, I’ve decided. I live in my bare feet as much as possible, and when I can’t, well, you know what IS on my feet. Still, I am officially putting myself in shoe buying jail for the near future. The good news for you all is that I’ll soon have a review of the Altra Instinct Delilahs (in the picture) up, along with a giveaway. So I do serve a purpose with all this excess, clearly.
Anyone else go a little crazy with shoes, either running or street?