But I got a new pair of Hokas recently:
Ooh, so green! I name my shoes so I can distinguish them on Garmin Connect, which is where I keep track of my mileage on each pair - these are called Lemon Lime. I also have my Hawaii Blues, and The Prettier Shoes (which superseded The Pretty Shoes, natch). They are all the Clifton model.
And I guess that was enough to send me over the edge, so I culled some (not all, I still have the Newtons from 2010) running shoes:
It's a start, at least!
I've got these bagged up, ready to drop off at our running store - they take the shoes and donate them to local shelters. And now my shoe section is looking a little more open, although there are other shoes that probably could go as well...baby steps, people:
The shoes on top are what I rotate through each week. In the shoe case, you can see that I'm down to four pairs that I don't wear anymore - that's an improvement, right?
I never used to have this problem. But then, I never used to have running shoes, either, so it's not a bad thing, just different. And I wonder if part of why I hang onto the old shoes is because I'm still slightly amazed that they belong to me, that I used them and wore them out - because even though I've been running for seven years now, some days I'm still kind of shocked that I do this.
Now, don't get me started on the amount of running socks I own. That is an entirely new can of worms I'm not willing to open up just yet - luckily, you can own a couple dozen pairs and they don't take up much space.