Brugg, 24 January 2017.- Some have just one pair, others have dozen. Clear is that a cliche says woman have more shoes than man and often more as one can count. A male student from FHNW Brugg Windisch proves that this statement is just a prejudice.
Dario Studer, a Bachelor of Science student, loves shoes. Each day he has he same problem: Which pair of unique sneakers shall I wear to school? Often he misses the bus because he puts on and of each pair twice before he has found the best matching one.
“It is kind of an addiction. I collect sneakers as others colllect postage stamps,” he says during a coffe breake in Brugg-Windisch. “Some people don’t understand why I have so many shoes in my shoe cabinet and that I should spend my money on more usefull stuff. I then often respond with a cheeky smile and the words <<Money doesn’t matter for me>>.“
His addiction started during his commercial apprenticeship. Before he had just one or two pair of shoes at home but as he got older the amount of footwear has reached huge proportions. “Others wear their shoes as long as they has no damage. I clean each pair after I wear them and put them back in my shoe-closet. Cleaning is the key to my long-lasting relationship to my footwear“, Dario Studer mentions.
When asking his classmates on how they think about his obsession, they just say that it is cool and interesting. And they bet each other on “Which pair will Dario wear tomorrow“.
Shoe-addiction thus is not only a “girls-thing“. “Everybody should be comfortable with what he or she does or wears. Even if other say your crazy, if you love something, do or rather wear it“, Studer says with confidence.