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Gingersnap
05-03-2011, 11:01 AM
£400 ($660) worth of shoes a woman never wears... Average woman has 11 pristine gathering dust in wardrobe

By Inderdeep Bains
Last updated at 9:44 AM on 2nd May 2011

It’s not just the Victoria Beckhams of this world who can’t resist a new pair of heels – however unsuitable.

Almost every woman has a collection of shoes which will never see the light of day, research suggests.

While the average British female owns 20 pairs, 11 of those pairs worth a probable total of £400 will remain tucked away in the wardrobe awaiting the right occasion that never comes.

Despite leaving more than half of their footwear to gather dust, most women will continue to fuel their shoe addiction, splashing out on an additional eight new pairs a year.

Nearly a third of the 3,000 woman surveyed even admitted forking out on shoes that were the wrong size, just because they liked them.

According to the study by Co-operative Insurance, the average spend on a pair of shoes is £36, so eight pairs a year would cost £288. However, ten per cent of those polled admitted to an annual spend of at least £600 a year.

There is a simple explanation, according to behavioural psychologist Jo Hemmings, author of the book Shoes and Shopping.

‘Shoes hold all sorts of promise and expectation,’ she said. ‘They can transform an outfit, lengthen legs and make us taller and appear slimmer and most of all they are so forgiving. 'We may put on a few extra pounds, but our shoes will always fit us!’

More than a third of women (37 per cent) told the survey that they buy shoes to cheer them up.

Shoe porn at the link.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1382514/These-shoes-arent-walking--Average-woman-11-pairs-shell-wear.html#ixzz1LIl03LEf

Rockntractor
05-03-2011, 11:10 AM
Shannon!!!

Bailey
05-03-2011, 11:17 AM
lindanumbers!!!

jendf
05-03-2011, 11:21 AM
Nearly a third of the 3,000 woman surveyed even admitted forking out on shoes that were the wrong size, just because they liked them.

Now that's just stupid. C'mon, ladies. Have some dignity!

linda22003
05-03-2011, 11:23 AM
lindanumbers!!!

Yes? I have lots of shoes but I wear most of them. :)

PoliCon
05-03-2011, 11:35 AM
ah hooker pumps :) Giving a man something to hold onto for generations! :D

noonwitch
05-03-2011, 12:54 PM
Yes? I have lots of shoes but I wear most of them. :)

I have about 15 pairs of shoes and wear most of them. I have some I have to give away because they are size 11s and I am back into a 10 with the weight loss. I'm donating a bunch of stuff to church tomorrrow night for a "reverse garage sale"-fat clothes and shoes.

I will need a new pair of brown dress shoes if I ever buy any new clothes in that tone, but otherwise, the only kind I need at the moment is a pair of good black dress sandals for summer.

linda22003
05-03-2011, 01:11 PM
Fifteen pair? We should take up a collection for you. That's practically barefoot.

Rockntractor
05-04-2011, 10:30 PM
Bumping for Shannon.:D

Shannon
05-04-2011, 10:39 PM
I have never bought a pair of shoes that did not fit just because I liked them. I have wept over a pair of shoes I loved and wanted to buy that did not fit though. I only own about 5 pairs of shoes that have never been worn but their day will come...oh yes, they will.:p

Rockntractor
05-04-2011, 10:47 PM
The planets are back in alignment.:cool: