My male avatar has 8 pairs of shoes and boots which is more than I have in RL (6). I've been collecting for more than a year since first rezzing upon the Grid in May of 2007.
In one day as a female avatar I've surpassed this number with 9!
I wanted to go with sensible shoes I'd wear in RL like tennis shoes or something. But then I think, "that doesn't look quite right with my new dress"
One thing leads to another and next thing I know thousands of linden dollars vanish from my account.
Then I think - Well basic black is nice, but *this* color would really match my new outfit better.