How do I decide which shoes?!

IMG_3576OK, so how do you pack for a 6-month trip? We’re each taking one big suitcase, one carry-on size suitcase (which we will probably check) and a “personal” carry-on — purse/camera bag tucked inside a backpack for me and Frank’s briefcase filled with his stockpile of pills, a few personal items and our must-have electronics. We are traveling light and no doubt will want to burn our worn-over-and-over-again clothes when we get back. My problem? Shoes. Tennis shoes? Hiking shoes? Shoes to wear with a dress? Etc., etc. I’ve whittled it down to eight pairs but will probably need to purge another pair or two.