The former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Rumualdez Marcos, had been badly criticized about owning three thousand pairs of shoes (or more?). But every man or woman, for as long as they can afford, can buy as many shoes or whatever footwear they so desire. I do not want this post to sound political, because it is not. Truth of the matter is that, even ordinary citizens could own lots of shoes in a lifetime. There would be some pairs of Manolo Blahniks, some stuart weitzman womens shoes and all others considered to belong in high end footwear fashion. The said shoes could cost a fortune, so if I get to own one or two of them, I will never give them away, no matter what. So in my humble opinion, being the first lady of the land, just like all other celebrated names, Imelda may have had sponsors for some of her shoes. She may have bought some of them, but thinking about her having sponsors is not highly impossible as actresses and models do have many sponsors, specially with their big names. Shoe companies love that their brands be attached to someone famous thus marketing drive, since time immemorial, have always included giving free products to those who can wear them elegantly, for free. Oh, but that’s just my theory on Imelda and her shoes. But with regards to women in general, I am sure many will never say that they are addicted to shoes even though you will see them also as being “imeldefic”, a term coined after the 3000 shoes were discovered to refer to men and women who have so many shoes.