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How Many Pairs of Athletic Shoes Do You Own?

Growing up we called all athletic shoes "tennis shoes." We all played tennis, but it was just one in the myriad sports I participated in during my youth. Since then I have learned that not all sneakers are meant for every activity. Currently I have two pairs of running shoes in rotation — one on the way out and one I am breaking in. I wear my Nike Zooms for strength training. I have a pair of cycling shoes that clip into my pedals.

That's four pairs of athletic shoes that I own and use regularly. How about you?

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biarose biarose 8 years
If I could afford it I'd love to have a different shoe for every activity! But as it is, I just make sure I get a proper running shoe to avoid injury.
cg130 cg130 8 years
One pair of brand spankin' new Asics that I use for running (and usually wear them while strength training too), and an ancient pair of Nikes that I wear if I'm doing low-intensity stuff outside.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i have WAY too many pairs of sneakers. it's kind of sad. i like to switch them out every now and then like i'm told to and i also like to match my outfits (i know - kind of weird but that's how i am)
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I have running shoes, 2 pairs of cross-trainers for when I use the elliptical, one pair of Reeboks that I use for when I strength train, one pair of walking sneakers, and waterproof hiking boots that I wear when I go on serious trail hikes.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
1 pair for gym (random Asics) and 1 pair for running (moderate control Brooks)
Jenniegirl Jenniegirl 8 years
4 pairs in current use: 2 pairs of running shoes that get flip flopped depending on the run/activity, 1 pair of trail runners, for well, running trails and doing hikes, and my rock climbing shoes.
1apple 1apple 8 years
Running shoes, retired running shoes for longer walks or hikes, and tennis shoes. But boy do I have a lot of shoes in general!!!
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 8 years
One pair, the exact same Under Armour running shoes you have!
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
darc5204 darc5204 8 years
I have one pair of general purpose, one nice pair of running shoes, and soccer cleats.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
Same, irisheyes. I just have one pair of New Balances.
pamela87 pamela87 8 years
I have those exact UA ones! Love them so much--they are so light!! I have those & a pair of Asaics that were my main ones before this pair that I now use for walking the dog.
irisheyes1212 irisheyes1212 8 years
I only have one pair of New Balance that desperately need to be replaced!
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 8 years
I need some new ones!
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Running shoes (asics), Bike cleats (Nike that I use with my clipless pedals), and I am soon buying trail shoes (new found love of trail running!)
kia kia 8 years
Two pairs bike shoes, one pair soccer cleats, two pairs of hiking boots, three pairs running shoes (two I run in, one I keep in my car if I have to change a tire while wearing sandals or heels), and one pair of x-trainers.
syako syako 8 years
Yikes! I'm the six or more category. :( My hubby hates it too. Running, gym, cycling, tennis, soccer cleats, athletic/casual pair, hiking boots
Vanonymous Vanonymous 8 years
3 pairs. I have an old pair of Asics Gel Kayano for running. I replaced them last December with a new pair of Asics Gel Kayano for running but can't bring myself to throw the old ones away. I was beginning to lose the cushioning on the ones I bought in December, so a couple of months ago I bought a pair of Nike Zoom Vomero. They just do not provide the support that Asics do. So, now I'm using the December Asics for running, the Nike pair for aerobics/strength training, and the old Asics stick around just b/c I still love them.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 8 years
Just my running shoes, and a cross trainer for my dance videos. Yoga does not require shoes either!
glitter-junkie glitter-junkie 8 years
I have some Nikes for running/gymming, and another pair of really bouncy soled trainers, which were given to me by the HRD of the company who made them. I'm still breaking them in, as I love my Nikes. Swimming requires no shoes!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Just my running shoes.
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