THE MORE SPORTS I PICK UP, the more I feel like Imelda Marcos: my shoe collection just keeps growing.
I’ve got hiking boots, basketball shoes, and boxing shoes. I’ve got running shoes, wetsuit boots, and snow boots. Shoes are always the one piece of sports equipment I can’t avoid buying, and they’re all too specialized to be interchangeable.
The problem doubles when you take the kind of active vacations that I take. Since I can’t afford to carry an extra suitcase just for my footwear, I’ve learned to compensate by bringing shoes that multitask.
No matter what I end up doing, these three types of shoes almost always keep me covered: