Nice one to ponder, chooks!
Sometimes we keep certain shoes around because they are comfortable and they are with us in sickness and when we get up in the morning and go to bed at night--these are our best friends--the ones who see us as we really are. Then there are shoes that you buy to go with certain outfits--to me, these are friends that fit you at certain times of your life's journey, but the shoes go out of fashion or don't serve you well or the heel falls off so you just don't want to wear them any more and so you either relegate these shoes to the back of the shoe closet or you give them away. And then there are shoes that you have for particular occasions--like your running shoes or flip flops--these are friends who you do specific things with and who you enjoy being with.
courtesy of: rejshines