COLLECTION FITS: Gladstone girl Jacqui Doogan is a shoe queen, buying her first pair when she was 13 years old.
COLLECTION FITS: Gladstone girl Jacqui Doogan is a shoe queen, buying her first pair when she was 13 years old. Paul Braven

Two wardrobes needed to house shoe collection

WHEN Jacqui Doogan went shopping as a child with her mum, she used to run off and find the shoe section.

At 26, Ms Doogan's love of shoes has only grown, and she now owns more than 70 pairs.

She said it was a collection that just kept growing. She bought her first pair in Year 8.

"Every time I go to Brisbane I come back with at least one more pair of shoes," she laughed.

"I go to Zu Shoes and they always have my size (5) so I just buy them."

Ms Doogan said because her foot size was so small, shopping proved a bit difficult.

"If they are in my size I will buy them," she said. "I usually get them on sale, too."

But the large collection really got started when Ms Doogan got a full-time job.

"I have had the shoe thing since 2010. I got a job and money so I could buy things," she said.

One spectacular pair of pink heels is 16cm high.

"I have to try and keep up with everyone else in terms of height," Ms Doogan said.

"I am short, so the bigger the better, I reckon."

Ms Doogan stores her shoes in two wardrobes in two separate bedrooms.

She said she didn't have one favourite pair, but her beige frilly ones always drew a positive reaction.

"I wear them to the races and get so many comments," she said.

"I'll never throw them out."



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