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.