Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Anyone else remember Imelda Marcos and HER shoes? It has been said that you can never have too many shoes; but, you can have more shoes than anyone else in the world. Now, I'm not sure whether having a collection this size says about your personality; but, Darlene Flynn has taken shoe collecting to a new high.
Darlene Flynn has been recognized as a Guinness World Record holder for the largest collection of shoe-related items with 7,765 pieces of shoe memorabilia. Flynn, 51, began collecting everything and anything shoe-related six years ago when she borrowed the idea from a relative. It would appear; however, that the relative never mentioned how much is enough.
It all started with 28 shoe figurines.
Both Photos courtesy: darsshoeheaven
"I don't know why it had to be shoes," she said. "I just love them and it kind of got out of control." Yup!
Her collection includes the 100 pairs of shoes she wears herself, plus wooden shoes, cloth shoes, antique shoes and even shoes made from ash from Mount St. Helens.
Her goal: To live in a shoe-shaped house....wait..wasn't that the old lady with all those kids.