I’m not a shoe person, but my mother is. And she adopted a teenage girl. Can’t get much more generous than that.
So was one of my mentors in college. One of the most quaft women I know–who was also a very generous and giving person–had dozens and dozens of shoes and impeccable outfits that matched. She never had a hair out of place. You know what it did for her? She could walk into any room, any situation, any place and instantly get respect. Sure, she could have managed with less, but there was something about her…something…I don’t know. She managed to get thousands of dollars for charities from even the most stingy donors (because the rich are often the worst givers). She was an avid volunteer and would even do the dirtiest jobs in heels and a skirt, still never a hair out of place. She just did. How I don’t know, but it was some kind of Merry Poppins level magic. And she was very loved.
She used her material wealth in a really GOOD way. Her being presentable and impeccable and generous was why other, wealthy, people were generous. Could she have accomplished this with not-quite matching shoes? Maybe.
Some people do take it too far. But sometimes shoes are just shoes and having a dozen or two isn’t hoarding, it’s just good business sense. Especally in areas where climate changes. In my area 6 pieces of footware is the bare minimum–sneakers/trail shoes, slippers, dress shoes, sandals, light boots/rain boots, winter boots. One could easily have a dozen shoes and still be pretty minamilistic around here.