Here’s a shoe closet to envy: Beth Shak’s 1,200+ pair collection, about 700 of which are Christian Louboutins.
How she got ’em is something to envy too: through her own winnings from poker which she has been playing professionally — and successfully! — since 2004 (the same year she started amassing her shoe collection!).
Beth told WWD that she developed the habit of purchasing a new pair of shoes almost every time she competes.
We’re sure that Beth treats herself to a pair of shoes when she wins, but we wonder if she also buy a pair of shoes anyway when she loses?
Well, we know that 1 in 5 women would do that, just to cheer themselves up.
Professional poker player Beth Shak at her “workplace” — the 2009 World Series of Poker
Take a look inside the poker player’s shoe closet (this is just one of them — there are 3 in total) which published reports have estimated to be worth about half a million dollars.
Aside from Louboutins, Beth Shak’s collection also includes a mix of other designer heels, Lanvin flats, Havaianas flip flops, and a pair of Walter Steiger hot pink pumps embellished with a litttle spades which were custom-made just for the poker champ.
These pictures of Beth Shak’s shoes were taken from Beth Shak’s segment on “The Today Show” and from her own photos on her public Facebook fan page.
Beth Shak inside her Louboutin-filled shoe closet
The Philadelphia-born poker player talks about poker and shoes and more shoes on “The Today Show”
Her Christian Louboutin gold spike heels
More shoes on display
Encrusted Alexander McQueen heels in a display case for that boutique feel
The American professional poker player talking about giving away hundreds of pairs due to space limitations
Beth Shak holding up a pair of Christian Louboutin Very Mix peep toe pumps that she loves
From Beth Shak’s personal photos
Rene Caovilla sandals that the gamblista describes as “foot jewelry”
Holding up the Walter Steiger hot pink pumps with spades custom-made just for her
We’d probably swim in them too if we had this many pairs of Louboutins
Card shark’s shoes become a big-battle item in divorce from husband.
Credit: Beth Shak