Imelda Marcos, the wife of the President (1965 -1986) of Philippines was notable for her legendary collection of over 3000 pairs of footwear.
This lady in front of Sree Parthasarathy, Triplicane temple does not own all these footwear. She is only a caretaker of these footwear of the devotees. She may collect a rupee or two for each pair.
Tamil nadu temples provide stalls for depositing footwear free of charge. These are normally inconveniently located or unmanned. In many temples, devotees prefer private service by independent operators or shopkeepers who provide the service for their clients.