It should come as no surprise that many women love shoes. Really, really love them.
But now there’s proof. In a recent national survey of women ages 35 to 44, online retailer Shoebuy.com reveals that of those surveyed 1 in 5 women admit to being more turned on by a pair of new shoes than by their significant others.
Women also confess to faking it. And, yes, we’re still talking about shoes. Some 82 percent of those surveyed confess to owning knock-off shoes or accessories.
Oh, but the revelations keep coming. One in 2 respondents say they are willing to be less than truthful to those in their lives about the price they really pay for shoes and accessories. But it is true that some women are willing to put up with a little pain in the name of fashion. The survey reveals 1 in 4 women will not take off their heels no matter how much their feet hurt, even if t means popping a pill to help relieve the pain. Ten percent of respondents say they would take aspirin to stay on top of their heels.
And here’s a stinger: Nearly 50 percent of those surveyed admit to having judged someone else based on their shoes. Of that number, 1 in 2 has negatively judged a person solely on their footwear. Ouch.
More survey findings:
- 1 in 2 single women say they do not wear heels.
- 30 percent of women purchase four to seven pairs of shoes per year, bringing the average to nearly 500 over a lifetime.
- 1 in 3 women will opt for flats on a first date to avoid being taller than the other person
- Married women are more likely to spend more than $100 on a pair of shoes than divorced women.