Tuesday, August 2

If the shoe fits, wear it.


A sample survey showed that 60% of women’s feet increased in shoe size since age 20.

Shoes all over the world were identical until the nineteenth century, when left- and right-footed shoes were first made in Philadelphia.
97% of women say that their shoe shopping has never created financial problems for them, but 13% have hidden a purchase from a significant other.

In Europe it wasn’t until the eighteenth century that women’s shoes were different from men’s.
 Six-inch-high heels were worn by the upper classes in seventeenth-century Europe. Two servants, one on either side, were needed to hold up the person wearing the high heels.
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250,000: average number of sweat glands in a pair of feet.
Close to half of the female population (43%) has been injured, at least moderately, by their shoes.
On average, women purchase four pairs of shoes per year.
$277: Amount the typical American woman spends on shoes per year.
15% of the female population has over 30 pairs currently in their closets.
 8: Shoe size of the average American adult woman.
Boots were first worn in cold, mountainous regions and hot, sandy deserts where horse-riding communities lived. Heels on boots kept feet secure in the stirrups.

Do you have a favorite pair of shoes? 
When is the last time you bought new shoes?
Are you willing to admit how many shoes you own?


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5 comments:

Mitzi said...

My new walking shoes are 9's. Bought those and new flip flops last week. Love them both-very cushiony. They are both my new favorite pairs of shoes.

Eva Gallant said...

I don't have a shoe fetish..I own a pair of sneakers, a pair of boots, 2 pairs of sandals, and 2 pairs of regular shoes. I have not worn high heels for about 25 years!

The last pair of shoes I bought was $70 on sale and that was 2 years ago...of course, having been retired for more than two years now, I spend a lot of time barefoot!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Loving all these amazing shoes!! so me look like they could even be in an art gallery. I just bought a new pair of wedges and I love em :)

The Aelick's said...

I bought a new pair of hunting boots and didn't tell my wife...does that count???

Kristin Rae said...

Interesting pictures!

Shoes do almost nothing for me. I can't STAND wearing heels, so I usually opt for flats or sparkly flip flops if I am going for something "nice" (it's Houston, I can get away with it). I have some sneakers, some flip flops, converse, flats, and maybe two pair of heels for when I HAVE to wear them. The last time I bought new shoes... a couple months ago? Aqua Converse.