Carrie and Albert, 44, a teacher, managed to collect 500 pairs of exotic shoes, worth more than 30,000 pounds, according to the British newspaper “Metro” website.
Carrie dedicates an entire room to store her collection of exotic shoes she has acquired over the past 10 years, which are intricately designed and decorated with sequins, fur, glitter and feathers, some of them inspired by famous Disney movies, such as Beauty and the Beast, and others from other cartoon characters such as Kitty and Darth Vader from the Star Wars series as Ariel.
Boxes full of shoes
Speaking about her addiction to collecting exotic shoes, Carey said, “My motto is that life is too short to wear boring shoes… I feel that most of these shoes are art and express my identity. I see my shoes as a kind of art.”
Another strange shoe
She added, “I love the challenge of matching outfits with exotic shoes.”
Carrie noted that she started collecting shoes in 2012 when she bought a unique pair of unicorn heels, as she said, “I’ve always been a fan of shoes, since I was a high school student and as I got older, I switched to high heels and boots. And as the years went by, I became more drawn to the more exotic shoes.”
“I have over 500 pairs of shoes in the $40-$600 range, so I probably spent over $40,000 on my set,” she added.
Among Kari’s shoes are shoes from brands from Dr. Martins, Converse and Jeffrey Campbell to Betsy Johnson and Floyvog to Manolo Blahnik, Dior and Louboutin.
And about the multiplicity of shoes that Carrie owns, she said: “I have everything from sneakers, slippers, sandals, and high-heeled shoes, and most of the more unusual shoes are from a brand.” Ir Regular Choice ‘It’s a British brand…I love to keep all my shoes in their boxes – most of the boxes are really pretty, and they are easy to stack and store that way’.
Carrie with her shoes
Because Carrie wears weird shoes, she is often stopped in the street by strangers asking her what shoes she’s wearing, until she got the nickname “The Teacher With Shoes”, about which she said: I love shoes that people notice and comment on. I am a teacher, known to most students as the “Teacher in the Shoe”.