I don't know when is the right time to throw away shoes. Is it when you get a similar pair? When they haven't been worn in a year? When you can't tell what color they are because of the dust?
When you combine this problem with a compusion to buy running shoes this makes for a crowded closet.
Today I entered my closet on a mission. It was hard, but I needed to vote some shoes out of the collection.
This is the problem
So I managed to eliminate 6 pairs of shoes and one that didn't even have a match. I don't even know how that happens. I've lost plenty of socks, but how exactly do you lose an entire shoe?
With all my "keepers" back in a freshly vacuumed closet, I feel so much better. My day will no longer start by stumbling over and kicking shoes in the morning darkness.