Ladies, you understand the reputation for women to have too many shoes but let’s get real. It is nice to have a variety. I have myself a list of must have shoes I would like to have. If you haven’t seen my clothing guide check out “Must Have Wardrobe: An 80 Piece Closet“.
This is my list of must have shoes:
- 1 Snow Boots. A pair of practical black snow boots velcro for sure, perfect for that Canadian winter. Snowmobiling, snow fort building, heavy duty outdoor activities. The warmest boots in the world. Winter walking boots. Totally different from snow boots. Lightweight yet warm boots practical for walking around. I am still currently a student, and walking across campus then spending hours in clunky boots is not desirable.
- 1 Winter Walking Boots. Probably tan with laces, or zippers on the inside but looks laced. Totally different from snow boots. Lightweight yet warm boots practical for walking around. I am still currently a student, and walking across campus then spending hours in clunky boots is not desirable.
- 1 Rain Boots. I live on a farm, and muck is everywhere. Therefore, I need some knee high, black rain boots for those muddy, messy days. I need another practical pair of shoes for yet another weather environment.
- 1 Fall Boots. I am going to put my cowboy boots here. Not necessary for everyone, however, to ride horses, which I do, it is important to have a heeled boot. Plus they look pretty nice with a fall outfit if kept clean.
- 1 Active Runners. I have the best running shoes that I have ever owned. Nike, dark grey, gold check mark. I love them. I am not the most active, but I love to work out on the treadmill. An occasional trip to the gym, but I never seem to have the time. Again I think it is something you should have.
- 1 Street Runners. I have a pair of Converse for when I want to wear sneakers that are not chunky but give me the same coverage and some support. Personal I don’t think it is a necessary shoe item, but I have them anyway.
- 1 Casual Walking Flats. I have two on my list. Probably don’t need two pairs, but whatever. I live in my burgundy Toms during the summer. It is my all time favourite pair. But I’m a bit quirky so my mom a few years ago got me some bowling shoes from a thrift store. I can not get rid of them, it is my most unique clothing item despite the fact that I don’t need them.
- 1 Dressy Flats. Black round toed ballet flats. I have very narrow feet, so point toes are a complete no go. If you have a formal occasion in which heels seem over the top or inappropriate flats are perfect. I also thing flats go best with summer dresses.
- 1 Walking Sandals. I have a pair of Birkenstocks, they are not prettiest sandals. But the arch support is what I was looking for. A bit clunky again, for my taste, but I like sandals for an option.
- 2 Heels. If you hate them then cross them off the list, but I like to have two pairs. One in black, one in nude. Both very classy, but goes with a wider variety of outfits. Black is a fall/winter feel, but nude keeps it light and bright for spring/summer. One can easily be used for both, but it’s my taste.
- 1 Party Heels. A strappy black pair, or if you are less casual even glitter. Even thigh highs. New Years is the vibe. Or a club if that is more your style. But I love to go a little less classy in these environments.
- 1 Flip Flops. The easiest to slip on, and usually super cheap. Take to the beach or camping. Even bring them for the gym showers. It is not a splurge by far.
- 1 Slippers. My house is entirely floored with hardwood, tile in the laundry and washrooms upstairs, and the basement is a heated concrete. Some extra support and comfort is a must. I like using moccasins as slippers, but I only get them from reservations. I like supporting my community that way.
- 1 Casual Boots. I love combat boots. Not the military grade ones, the more casual interpretation of them. They are heavy duty enough for everyday use without me needing to be concerned for wear and tear.
Is there anything on your must have shoes list I missed?