You’ve probably gathered just from the title of this piece that the majority of women have far more pairs of shoes than they are ever going to need, or indeed every going to wear. According to one report the average lady owns 21 different pairs of shoes but only actually wears 7 pairs . . . having said that I’m not sure who they were talking to. I know lots of women who have collections of forty or even fifty pairs of shoes so there must be a few with only a couple of pairs for the averages to work out. Another study apparently discovered that one in twenty women have in excess of 50 pairs of high heels – no, that’s not a misprint, it’s not a typo – 50 pairs of heels alone, that’s not including boots, sandals, sneakers, flip flops or anything else.
The thing is that there are just so many different types of shoes for women – flip flops, high heels, sandals (with or without heels), sneakers, boots, bowling shoes for women – the choice is almost endless. By the way there are some fabulous womens bowling shoes at shop.bowlersparadise.com in case you were wondering where to buy even more shoes!
Buying new shoes can make a woman feel good about herself and really improve her self esteem, even if she knows she won’t ever wear them. There are some women who admit to buying shoes in the wrong size because they just looked so cute – how does that work?
I’m sure that many women who don’t even have such a passion for shoes have more pairs than they actually realize – go and count them now.
I surprised myself, although the sort of person who prides herself on only buying clothes and shoes that are really needed, when I actually counted my shoe collection I was quickly up to the mid thirties – some of them I hadn’t seen for years!
Feet don’t get larger and smaller like many other parts of the body which is one reason why so many women find it difficult to part with shoes even if they haven’t worn them for years. Even after a fair few years some shoes may have been worn only on “high days and holidays” – for the occasional family wedding or funeral, you know how it is. These shoes are still in such fabulous condition that it would be sacrilege to part with them . . . just in case they were ever needed again.
One thing about shoes is that they are incredibly easy to try on and buy – that’s not to say that they weren’t perfectly comfortable in the store and you could walk in them only to find that when you get home your toes are cramped and you can’t manage more than a couple of steps without tottering over. You don’t need a changing room for shoes, you don’t need to strip off and try anything on – it’s easy and extremely satisfying.
Shoes are an extension of an outfit, an extension of the legs and an extension of the personality – surely no man could begrudge that! Buying shoes makes a woman feel good and if she feels good then she’ll also look good, it’s a scientific fact, and if it isn’t then it ought to be.