So came across this article today about the fact that the average woman spends $20000 USD on shoes during her lifetime (I was surprised and thought that handbags might be the winner, but apparently not)! As you probably all know – I have a thing for shoes. But I can honestly say I don’t own any stilettos (never have, either) and I only own 2 pairs of heels! I own wedges aplenty though.
I find it hard to believe that flip-flops are the shoes that catch women’s eyes the most. You have to be joking. I don’t remember the last time I saw a pair of flip-flops that I wanted.
No, I’m all about the practical these days. If I can’t walk at least 2 km in said shoes without discomfort… Well, I will be hard pressed to buy them. OK, yes there are some silly shoes in my wardrobe and no, they don’t get worn nearly as often as they should. But good every day shoes, especially boots, brogues/oxfords, and sandals with ankle straps… these I love and will happy shell out far more than $60 for a pair. In fact, if they cost less than $60 I will be incredibly skeptical (apart from sandals) as good, comfortable shoes should always be leather, and price often does equate quality. Honestly, even my converse all star sneakers are not as comfortable as my Dr. Martens.
What is your shoe philosophy? Do you have any shoe brands that you love? What’s your average spend on a pair of shoes? How often do you buy them? (Last year, I think I bought 5 pairs total! 1 pair ankle boots, 1 pair sneakers, 2 pairs sandals… and probably something else I’m forgetting). What type of shoe do you find hard to resist?