2019 Sneaker Break

I will be taking a much needed hiatus on sneakers this year of the pig for a very simple reason: to save more and invest more. At least that is the end goal. For those of you who know me or follow my instagram account, it is no secret that I like sneakers. Having said that, the decision of deliberately not acquiring any shoe for the whole year is really hard for me. It is hard but doable and I am determined to stick with it.

For the last 3 years, I was on a tear with regards to sneakers. I don’t exactly know the exact amount but I spent a LOT on shoes. I was still on top of my financial obligations but more often than not, part of my savings went into “acquisitions”. It became a controllable addiction where I was just prepared to strike anytime especially when I find an irresistable deal. When I get something in a “steal” price, it gives me a natural high. When I can’t buy what I want, it makes me sigh. You get the picture.

Reality check, there are 11 months and 10 days to go before this year is over. What have I gotten myself into? Is putting a limit on the number of pairs per year a better idea than nothing at all?

Whichever way it goes, I will either pass or fail this test. I just hope that if I succeed, I don’t go into relapse on 2020 (where I buy 40 pairs because 20 + 20).

Note to self: Do not look too far ahead. Take baby steps to achieve the objective.

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