My current capsule, Winter, is my 4th capsule and the first one that I have included shoes. Since starting capsule wardrobes, I found that I always reached for the same shoes, despite having many laying around. I had a huge bin of shoes going unused and dusty in the basement. I had shoes in closets, I had shoes I had forgotten about. I had shoes that I kept, bc I liked them, but that hurt my feet, didn't fit, or both.
Much like the clothing, I took every pair of shoes that I wear out of all the places where I keep them. They were all over! Once I had all of my shoes together, I went thru them and threw away or donated all the shoes that were damaged, obviously didn't fit, or where ones that I knew I wasn't going to wear. There were a few that I put in a maybe pile, and the rest I sorted into what I thought I would use for my Winter capsule.
I tried to wear my maybe pile first. Some of them worked, some of them I kept for other seasons, and some I let go. But there's where the first attempt at having shoes in my capsule kinda fell apart. My big problem is that I bought a bunch of shoes!!
I totally caved and got not one, but two pairs of fast fashion shoes! Nooooooo! Terrible I know, but I will try to be better in the future. Then I found several great pairs of shoes second hand!! One of those has quickly become a favorite but the other I may have to get repaired before I wear them seriously.
The photos indicate what shoes out of the ones that I chose for my wardrobe that I have actually been wearing. Three of the eight pairs fall under slow fashion. Having shoes in my Winter wardrobe hasn't gone exactly how I planned, but I'll continue this shoe experiment and see where it takes me for future capsules!