Messing around after school shoes. Scaffy trainers, 2 pairs.
Trying to be cool shoes. White (yuck!) trainers, but they will insist.
Going to work everyday shoes.
Going to work smart shoes.
Wearing with a dress shoes. One pair. Although there might still be some discards at the back of the wardrobe. Come on, have you ever seen me in a dress?
Grown up scruffy trainers, various.
Wellington boots. 4 pairs.
Steel toe capped, bright yellow welly boots. Required footwear at Sullom Voe despite the smallest size being rather bigger than my feet. Lots of socks necessary. And they give me a new pair every year – anyone need some yellow wellies?
Rigger boots. 1 pair. Husband’s – see yellow wellies.
Walking boots, various. For walking, obviously.
Cast off walking boots. For the garden and standing on the sidelines at cold, cold football matches.
Football boots. 2 pairs.
Astro turf boots. 2 pairs. Also useful for playing tennis. You can find an assortment of these on www.shoehero.com.
Running shoes. 3 pairs although only mine are used for their intended purpose these days.
Trail shoes. 1 pair. For those muddy fields and woodland paths, bought partly with my coming second voucher from last year’s Haddington tri.
Cycle shoes. 1 pair. They’re supposed to make me go faster. More cycling would make me go faster.
Squash shoes. 3 pairs, none of them mine. Plus some grown out of but not much used cast offs. Anyone want some non-marking, never used outside squash shoes?
Poolside shoes. Flip flops of various sorts.
Wearing with a kilt for pipe band shoes.
And I might have to crack this summer and buy a pair of proper tennis shoes to protect my dodgy ankle.
No wonder we can’t get up our stairs.
Photo credit: Shoes in alley off brick lane by Rob.purdie