Tuesday, October 21, 2008


The other day I stumbled as I entered our walk in closet.

I didn't stumble b/c I'm clumsy.

I tripped over a pair of shoes.

The shoes weren't mine. They belonged to Mrs12. She has a gazillion shoes. I understand that a woman should have a lotta shoes. I get that.

Sometimes you gotta keep it simple, tho. I don't get caught in that name brand stuff but I know what I like

For me, there's 3 pair of shoes that I need.

1. Black Cole Haan dress shoes- sleek...can go with any suit

2. White Air Force Ones- it's hard to find a white pair of tennis shoes but these kicks can go with anything

3. Wheat Timberlands- I've always had a fresh pair of wheat Timbs. One of my favorite shoes of all time

What about you? Could you condense your shoe game to 3 shoes? (prolly virtually impossible for some of you...but work with me here.lol)


Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

Hey Brother!

You are talking to a sistah....who some might call a Plain Jane...told you I ain't the typical girl....so this should be a cake walk for me...

1. COMFORTABLE black dress shoes...
2. COMFORTABLE Nike running shoes
3. COMFORTABLE brown casual shoe

if you can't tell...I'm all about COMFORT!!!!

p.s. this was actually harder than I thought it would be....good post!

Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

And by the way...I'm now COMFORTABLE saying....I'M FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sexxy Luv said...

I wouldn'teven take something like this into consideration! lol

I can't work wit cha buddy, i'm not even going to try.


Sexxy Luv said...

oh and thanks for everything, you're the BEST! :)

The Flyyest said...

Sorry....can't narrow it down to 3....jus can't do it buddy!!! Lol

dessex said...

maybe its the young kid in me...but I waste money on a fresh pair of exclusive dunks in a minute.

My problem is that I have to have a pair that no one has which means they generally cost more money.

I can't even tell you how many sneakers I have my room. 3 pair just couldn't do it. Creative Recs and Dunks are the best.

Anonymous said...

I can live with three pairs of shoes. Hell I only wear about three pairs now.
1. Black Nike trainers
2. Black heels
3. My Tims (for the snowy weather)

The heels are only there for the rare occasion I actually dress like a girl.

12kyle said...

@ Keisha the Kitten
Nuffin wrong with being comfortable. Yes...it gets hard when you have to narrow it to 3

@ Sexxy Luv
No problem

@ Flyyest
Haaaaa! I understand

@ dessex
Dunks are very popular. I don't own a pair but I think they are smokin

@ BorednTalkative
LOL @ dressing like a girl. Does that mean that you don't wear heels often?

Kay C, The Quiet Storm said...

My only real womanly trait is that I love shoes. But if I absolutely had to:

1. great sneaker
2. Killer boots for winter
3. classic black heel or sling back

Whew! I don't like to think about getting rid of my shoes :)

Big O said...

man...i can try...lol

pair of Tims..

Adidas climacool running shoes..

and prob some rockports....

But i couldnt do just 3....just couldnt...lol

Queen of My Castle said...

I'm gonna have to side with Sexxy on this one, but I must always have:

a pair of sexy black 4 inch pumps

a fierce pair of boots

kitten heel thongs in the summer/spring

Queen of My Castle said...

Tims AND you're up on Cole Haan?!

I am impressed

Just Jasmine said...

This is Damn hard. Im running through my photographic memory of my shoe closet.
Btw if those are your wife's shoes in the pic she is a very lucky woman.

brown pair of riding boots (I have the ones from Uggs)

A pair of black Booties since they can be dressed up or down. (i got mine from Guess)

and because Im a single mommy I have to throw on the Air Max's. Comfortable for errands and works for my jog.

But my summer three are:
Pucci sandals (looks great with my all white outfits)
kitten heels
taupe mary janes.

That was as good as it gets. I knkow I didn't exactly follow directions :(

laughing808 said...

I don't even wear most of my shoes like that, but would find it damn near impossible to narrow it down to even 10 let alone 3.

I'd need
the black skirt pump
the black flat casual
the black sporty casual
the brown dress shoe
the black reebok princess

ok, so I narrowed it down to 5.....

Kandi Black said...

hmmmm...like errbody else said, this kind of a toughie...but if i had to narrow it down i'd have...

my red, black, and blue five fusions (jordans of course!)

my red applebottom heels...just cuz they're cute and i dont wear em enuff

and ummm...my running shoes...just in case i decide to get off my azz and get on that kanye work plan...lol

i want a pair of sexy girl timbs for the winter tho...

plez... said...

i have the same predictament in my closet, at least, my shoes are at the front and my wife's stuff is at the back! ...and i have no idea where she keeps all those shoes!

but i'm down with only THREE pair:
1. Black Kenneth Cole loafers (to accompany suits)
2. White Low Cut Air Jordan (Carmelo Anthony)
3. White Nike Shox (when i have to be quick and nimble!)

cool list... and neat blog from a fellow Atlantan... i'll definitely add you to my blog roll. check me out at plezWorld and add mine to yours... thanks!

Pocahontaz said...

I would say

1.) flip flops
2.) flat diesel tennis shoes
3.) black stiletto pumps

dejanae said...

what the hell kind of question is that?
3 shoes?
thats like askin me to use only three words in conversation
makes no damn sense

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

Only 3 pairs of shoes?! That's like saying have only three outfits or eat only three foods; or only three pairs of underwear...I just can't (especially since I currently own 110 pair of underwear...not including bras and other things), but for the sake of this post, I will try:

1. A black stiletto (4 1/2 inch heel)
2. A nice dressy flat
3. A pair of sneakers

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I actually could!
1 pair of black pumps
1 pair of boots
1 pair of flats

Contrary to most BGs, I'm not exactly a "shoe' person. Now handbags are a completely different story!! LOL

Opinionated Diva said...

I couldn't condense to three pairs.

There's sandals, mules, heels, semi-flats (I don't do flat-flats), workout shoe (sneakers), dress boot, snow boots...I could be here all day if I start going into colors.

I wouldn't say I have a LOT of shoes...but definitely more than three.

12kyle said...

@ Kay C the Quiet Storm
LOL! You don't have to get rid of them. The last thing a black man wants to do is to ask a woman to part with her shoes.

@ Big O
When you said that you "shop like a woman" the other day...I figured that you wouldn't be able to break it down to 3 shoes. Haaaa. I figured that you prolly shop for shoes, too

@ Queen
Glad that you're impressed. I try...I try

@ Just Jasmine
It's ok that you didn't follow directions. Haaaaa.

No, these aren't her shoes but I do think they're kinda cute

@ laughing808
OMG!!! You sound JUST like my wife! Haaaaa

@ kandi black
I can picture you with several pair of Jordans. I aint mad at you.

@ Plez
Welcome to the 12th Planet. Make sure that you come back. We have a good time over here. We're here every day like bad traffic on 285.

I have been tempted to move my shoes out of the closet just to create more space...but then I came to my senses. LMAO!!!

@ Poca
Can't argue with flip flops. You have great weather out there so you could rock em most of the year.

@ dejanae
LMAO!!! Point taken

@ Beautifully.Conjured.Up
Haaaaa! Ok...ok...I see your point. I know that it's hard to narrow it down! LMAO

Really? I thought it'd be the other way around! LoL

@ OD
I would guess and say that you have 2 gazillion shoes.

The F$%K it List said...

Impossible. period end of story

Rich said...

Black Dress Shoe

Sneaker of choice

Cole Haan Slip-on driving shoes

Smarty Jones said...

Hell no I couldn't break it down to three pairs.
I'm a sneaker fiend, I prefer Nikes but every once in a while, I find a cute pair of Reeboks or Adidas.
I also work in corporate America so I have to have a couple pairs of dress shoes too.
And I also have an assortment of "house shoes" because I am from the country and based on the way my parents talk about my childhood, you guys are lucky I wear shoes at all.

Keith said...

Well, I don't have nearly as many as my wife does, but I have more than three pairs..I got my Wheat Timbs, My Nike's and about five or six pairs of dress shoes to match
different suits that I own...plus a pair of cheap but comfortable Payless dress shoes for work. Okay
so that's nine. My wife has about 27 different pairs of shoes..so yeah,I feel you..All of mine are in boxes and in one corner of our walk in, while my wife's shoes are
literally everywhere.

Tha L said...

if I had to Kyle (which I'm SO thankful I DON'T!), i could narrow it to 3:
flip flops for chillin;
sneakers for workin' out; and
black 4-inchers for everything else.

Thank the lawd I don't have to tho...

12kyle said...

@ The F$%K it List
LOL!!! You are silly!

@ Rich
Cole Haan's are smoooove!

@ Smarty Jones
You are a true country girl! No shoes! LMAO!!!

@ Keith
You feel my pain, bruh. I don't stumble over my shoes. Mine are all in place. Haaaaa

@ L
Flip flops to keep the feet cool in that desert heat. I feel you

The Jaded NYer said...

I have at least 20 pairs of shoes (down from the almost 100 I had before my divorce! LOL) but I only wear about 4 of them... what does that tell you? LOL

Darius T. Williams said...

Yup - i can get down with three - maybe four - but not more than that.

U need a good sandal for the summer...nah mean?

Anonymous said...

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooh...only 3?

Well, here goes nothing:
1. Nine West Pumps
2. Eastland Brown Casual Shoe
3. That pair of heels that never see the light of day. You know the ones...strictly for him.

How about that??????

Jackie E. said...

there's no point in me even trying to do this exercise since i would have to waste a pair on track flats which would then only leave me with two pairs left and....yeah i'll just stop right now....not possible!! i'm an admitted shoe-aholic!

Anonymous said...

You got it Kyle, I don't wear heels often. I'm too much of a tomboy.

CapCity said...

Nevah too late to comment on SHOES! Three pair? ARE U KIDDING ME?!! I need at least 3 pair of SNEAKERS just to match different outfits - that's not including the USEFUL pairs I'll actually work out in! LOL!!

Stew said...

3 shoes i need

black shoes, white shoes, brown shoes

that simple