posted by: shoesense in General on June 18th, 2008
When reading this story in Washington Times, at first I was amazed, I was mesmerized, kept thinking I could never live without a closet this big by my side… And then I spent a few minutes wondering whether I really need it (answer: it would be AWESOME), but even more time wondering why the media is fascinated with the size of women’s shoe closets. Whether you like Sex and the City or not, I have to agree that Carrie has set our inner shoe-obsessed selves out of the closet and into the mainstream; so if you might have felt guilty before for, say, having 50 pairs of shoes, now you might not think twice of harboring over 90 pairs in the recesses of your closet (the case of yours truly). I believe women having somewhere in the vicinity of 100 pairs of shoes are starting to be the norm rather than the exception. Which brings me again to why this is newsworthy, and why we never cease to wonder at the lengths some women will go to for their shoes. Is this a typically male reaction, as in, those women are so quirky, let’s shake our heads in amazement and wonder what they’ll do next for beauty? Or is it just another confirmation of a widespread societal shoe-mania a la Carrie Bradshaw? Any thoughts?