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Sunday, 6 March 2011

Shoes - Snappy Friends Challenge

I have never lived in a "no shoe house" before. Now I do. We take our shoes off in the entry of this house. After being here for five days the entry became an unbearable mess of shoes. Those of you who know me will be unsurprised to learn that my solution for this problem was to visit Ikea, where I bought two benches which Mr 16 built for me. The mess (as you can see) has not really disappeared, but you are now distracted by the sight of the two beautiful benches.

Mr 10's shoes. Unremarkable and still in fairly good condition because they are only 6 weeks old.

Mr 10's shoes next to my size 9's. Yep. Another big foot in the making.

Mr 16's shoes. Current favourites I think.

The same shoes next to my size 9's. All my boys have big feet. Mr 22 and Mr 16 have to buy their shoes online cause shops here don't carry their size. (My Bradley has trouble getting shoes and he is only a size 12, which we used to think was big. Size 15's and 16's are just a joke to Aussie shoe shops!)

So this post is a two for one deal. Some photos and a whinge about shoe shops! Go here to see some much more artistically photographed shoes.


dutch sisters said...

Hip hip hooray for Ikea!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Thank goodness for online shopping! What a nuisance it must be not to be able to go and try shoes on.

We use the IKEA shoe racks too although my teens rarely remember to put their shoes there:)

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Yep, you can find almost anything at Ikea can't you. Is that an Ikea stool I can see in the background of the first photo?

Shay said...

I got all excited when I saw the post title. I'm truly a shoe tragic.

I used to go out with someone that wore size 13 shoes and used to struggle to find anything.

I'm quite happy to be an 8 thanks.

I love Ikea.....

Louise said...

Don't talk to me about shoes. My OH has a thing for walking/cycling shoes/boots. We have a big basket in our porch, which is well overflowing. Drives me nuts, as I am a tidy freak! I am a broad size 6, he's a size 9. Do you have the same shoes sizes as the UK? x

Chookyblue...... said...

yes the shoe mess at the door is a nightmare.................wish i had ikea near by.........

Lotti said...

I would have been very surprised and shocked if you had NOT GONE TO IKEA for a solution to the shoe problem.