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October 15, 2018

A self-confessed shoe addict has splashed out over £28,000 amassing a huge collection of footwear.

Katie Porter, 49, has over 400 pairs of heels and boots displayed ceiling to floor in a tiny bedroom in her London apartment.

Her collection spans everything from designers such as Alexander McQueen heels to simple Top Shop boots because she impulsively buys shoes within seconds of seeing them.

Katie’s earliest memories are of playing in heels as a toddler and after buying her first pair of heels aged just 12, she began avidly collecting them at 19 and has not stopped.

The freelance events manager admits her shoe shopping habit has cost her tens of thousands of pounds, but says it is entirely worth it to have what she wants.

When she gets them home she displays the shoes on bookshelves in her bedroom like an art installation because she cannot bear to have them put away in boxes.

Katie, a mum of one, said: “When I go to other people’s houses they have their books all on display on shelves.

“But I have my shoes because it says far more about my personality. I think they are fascinating.

“I absolutely love all the different shapes and colours they come in. That’s what makes them really attractive.