How many pairs of shoes should you own?


March 15, 2011 – The average woman has 17 pairs of shoes . . . Aad 24% have fallen because of high heels “ShopSmart” magazine just released the results of a survey on women and shoes, and here’s the short version:  Online shoe buying is in, stripper heels are out, and shoe-related injuries are a very real thing.  Now here’s the long version . . .

*The average woman now owns 17 pairs of shoes, which is down from 19 pairs four years ago.

*Of those 17 pairs of shoes, the average woman only regularly wears three of them.

*The average woman purchases three pairs a year and spends $49 on each pair.

*829% of women shop for shoes online.  Four years ago, only 14% of women shopped for shoes on the Internet.

*Also, 14% of women have lied to their husband about at least one shoe purchase.

*The most popular heel height is . . . no height.  39% of women say their favorite type of shoes are flats.  Only 8% of women wear heels that are over two-and-a-half inches.

*48% of women have had a shoe-related injury . . . everything from a blister to a break to a sprain.  And 24% have actually fallen because of their high heels. 


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