This post has been updated in 2020 for the two additional pair of shoes I added to my collection last year.
What started out as a fun idea for a post grew into a mini novel on my shoe collection! I’ve referenced my shoe inventory a few times lately and thought it would be fun to put them all together.
And if I was going to put them together, I might as well round up every time each style has been worn here on the blog. Oh, and I should include when I got each pair of shoes too.
Even though it ended up being more work than I originally anticipated, I’m irrationally excited to share my complete list of shoes with you all!
I grouped my shoes by type. The casual category definitely gets the most wear followed closely by my sandals. An asterisk denotes shoes that were gifted to me.
Cole Haan Piper Mules (December 2018) – The most recent addition to my collection. I wore them for the first time a couple of weeks ago during a break in the cold and snow. I know I will love these for years to come!
Nike Flyknit Sneakers (February 2017) – I wear these both for BBG workouts and running errands.
M. Gemi Felize Loafers – (February 2016) My first pair of M.Gemi shoes and still my favorite. They feel like butter from the first moment you put them on. Most of the Felize loafers are now suede instead of leather, which bums me out. These Pastoso are most similar in material and shade. Worn here, here, here, here, here, here and here
Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers (November 2016) – I was thisclose to donating these sneakers when we lived in LA. My no show socks were always falling down and I didn’t think they were that comfortable. Then my friend Nayun wore a pair with higher socks. I thought it looked so cute. I’ve been hooked ever since and wear them 2-3x a week. Worn here and here
Sam Edelman Petty Ankle Boots (October 2014) – Wow, I have worn these a ton. Not as much recently, but I still pull them out a few times each fall/winter. The exact style is still sold over 4 years later. Worn here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here
Cole Haan Zerogrand Wing OX – (July 2015) In the past year I haven’t worn these sneakers much, but I can’t quite part with them. They are so comfortable. I love the pop of color they can bring to an outfit. Worn here, here, here and here.
Nisolo Chelsea Boot (October 2019) – I had been looking for a pair of black, ankle booties for a year. I finally decided on the Nisolo Chelsea boot because of the contrasting sole and Nisolo’s focus on ethics and the environment. I paid full price, but they have enough sales that I’d wait for one if you can be patient.
Sperry Top-Sider Bluefish* (August 2012) – I got these after a family trip to Maine and wore them to death. Literally, the insoles no longer adhere to the footbed. Even though I haven’t had them repaired yet, I still wear them a few times a year. They hold some sentimental value for me too. Worn here.
Birkenstock Arizona* (May 2016) – I thought I’d wear these when I was pregnant with Sybil during the sweltering summer and then be done with them. Ha! I wear them more than any other shoe in the summer. I’d buy another pair in a heartbeat. Worn here and here
Rainbow Flip Flops – While I’ve owned these for several years, it wasn’t until we moved to LA that I started wearing them more often. They have more support than my Haviana flip flops making them my recent go to. Worn here
Stuart Weitzman Minx Wedges (January 2016) – These are one of my favorite purchases. I got a great end of season deal on them. I swore if I bought them, I’d never buy another wedge sandal. And I haven’t. They are comfortable and make me feel fantastic. Worn here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here
Birkenstock Arizona Shearling Slide* (December 2019) – I received these as a Christmas gift and cannot wait for the weather to warm up a bit so I can wear them. For now, they’ve been my indoor shoe of choice.
Charles by Charles David Pact (July 2013) – A nude heel is a must have in your closet. They go with anything and make your legs look longer than they really are. At 5’3″, I need all the help I can get. Worn here, here, here, here, here and here
M. Gemi Cintola (January 2017) – These are definitely classified as a frivolous item in my collection. I got caught up in a sale, but I still like them. Worn here
Banana Republic Jasmine* (August 2016) – These sandals were gifted to me in exchange for a blog post featuring the shoes and a couple of other products. They are the surprise workhorse of my collection. I love them equally with pants or a dress. Worn here, here and here
Hunter Rainboots* (December 2013) – Some people made fun of me for owning rainboots in Arizona, but when it rained, it rained a lot! Although I love the look of Hunter rainboots, they are heavy and uncomfortable if you try to wear them for longer periods. I’m planning to turn them into my gardening boots. Worn here and here
Stuart Weitzman 5050 (January 2017) – These boots are a major splurge. They were on my wish list for 3 years before they went on sale. I gathered gift cards and rewards notes and even shipped them to my parents to save on sales tax. They were worth every (discounted) penny. The boots elevate an ordinary outfit. Worn here, here and here
Stuart Weitzman Highland* (August 2016) – A 40th birthday gift from Jim, these boots will always hold a special place in my collection. I was 39 weeks pregnant when I got them and immediately squeezed my swollen legs into them. Worn here
Ugg Classic Short – I’ve never been one to wear my Uggs outside of the house. They aren’t the most fashionable, but they are definitely warm. They are a staple on our camping trips for middle of the night bathroom runs.
Sorel Slimpack (October 2018) – These boots are my absolute favorite winter boots. They aren’t too bulky, but plenty warm. They are so easy to throw on for errands or morning preschool drop-off. Worn here
Brooks Adrenaline GTS18 – These have been my running shoes of choice for as long as I can remember. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Camper Wibo Slippers* (August 2018) – Everyone needs a pair of slippers in the winter and these are mine.
The 4 Most Worn
Without a doubt, the four pairs of shoes I wore most often in the past year are my Birkenstock sandals, Felize loafers, Adidas sneakers and Sorel boots. I have a feeling I’ll add the Cole Haan mules as soon as the weather warms up.
The 4 It May Be Time to Donate
I’m not quite ready to part with any of them, but if I had to choose…my Cole Haan sneakers, Sam Edelman ankle boots, M. Gemi Cintola sandals and Hunter rainboots are unlikely to make it through the next great purge.
Wow, that seems like a lot of shoes. How many do you own? What are your favorites?