How Many Shoes Do you Travel With?

Enough to give you a new nickname: Eight Shoe Sue?

how many shoes?
I want your… shoes!
As you already know, I never check my bags. I even go to great lengths to outfox baggage Nazis. Because I refuse to check my luggage, I pack light, very light. In fact, I only pack a carry on bag, no matter the length of the trip.

My view is that after a week’s worth of clothes, which is essentially three full outfits that can be mixed and matched to make seven, you can always wash it all and start the next week fresh. So there is no need to pack more if you’re on a longer trip.

But I am not a woman, and more importantly, I am not my co-worker Sue. She packs a little different than me. She brought a Sealand container large checked bag in addition to a carry on bag. She needed the extra space for a very important item of clothing: her shoes.

Now how many shoes might a woman bring on a to week business trip? One to Macedonia, itself considered a shoe making center, where you could buy as you work? Take a look at this video to find out:

Now truth be told, I usually travel with three pairs of shoes myself- one for work, one for fun, and one for run. This trip, I had to jettison the one for fun to fit in a second suit.

I made up for that with a fun shoe purchase in Skopje, a cool pair of “Highroad” shoes for $20 that will be left behind when I leave. A small price to pay to never check my bags.