The Shoeper Shoe Challenge begins!

It’s Day One of Shoeperwoman’s Shoe Challenge 2011, so it’s time to forget about counting your shoes and get on with the much more important business of actually wearing them. Before you do, though, here’s a quick reminder of The Rules – you’ll find the full version of them here.

1. You must wear every pair of shoes you own (and any new ones you purchase) between today and February 14th, 2012.

2. You must provide photographic evidence of you wearing each pair of shoes (full-length shots only, although you’re free to crop out or otherwise conceal your face if you wish).

3. You must email your photo, or a link to the blog post you’ve published it on, to shoepershoechallenge in order to be included in our weekly roundups. Please note: I will ONLY be accepting submissions via email – please don’t post links in the comments section of the blog. (Most comments with links tend to get caught up in the spam filter, anyway, so email is much more reliable…)

4. Any shoes you haven’t worn by the end of the challenge must be donated/sold/binned/otherwise disposed of. Use ’em or lose ’em!

A quick word on photos, too:

If you’re blogging the challenge, please mention the brand of the shoes you’re wearing somewhere in your post.
If you’re not blogging the challenge, please include the brand name of the shoes in your email.

As for me, in an effort to practice what I preach, I spent a bit of time last night reorganising my closet (in fact, I cleared out the whole house yesterday: that’s the kind of exciting Sundays we have around Shoeper Towers…) and although I’m currently padding around barefoot, I’ve decided which shoes to wear for my Valentine’s dinner with Shoeperman tonight, so hopefully I’ll have at least one pair “rescued” by this time tomorrow!

Everyone ready? OK, GO!

(P.S. When I first announced the challenge, I said that participants should email me if their shoe total changes at all throughout the year, so I could update the participants list. Buuuut, that was before we had almost 90 participants, which is a number I hadn’t even dreamt of! I’m already struggling a bit to keep up with the volume of email the challenge has generated, so I’m going to change that “rule” a little and say that the number of shoes under your name on the list will represent your starting number. At the end of the year I’ll add everyone’s end totals, so we can see how much the numbers have increased or decreased during the challenge. If you gain or lose shoes during the year, then, you don’t need to email me to update the total, we’ll just do a final count at the end!)


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