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The web is alive and buzzing this morning over a recent poll on women’s shoe shopping habits. The new national poll featured in the April 2011 issue of ShopSmart magazine, comes from the publisher of Consumer Reports.
Among the studies key findings:
The average woman owns 17 pairs of shoes, down two compared to 19 in 2007.
Women typically purchase three pairs of shoes a year, most with heels under 2 ½ inches.
Most women spend an average of $49 on a pair of new shoes and 1/3 of all women have spent $100 on a single pair.
The findings seem to suggest that women have slightly cut back on their shoe spending since the recession hit. And though we are pinching back when we have to, the poll also shows in some ways we are still pledging allegiance to having a sick shoe game.
According to results, more women are willing to tolerate pain for fashion—60% vs. 49%—than they were four years ago. Though shoe-icide may seem like a worthy cause, the numbers on injuries women endure on account of their heels is astounding.
48 percent of women have had a shoe-related injury (blister, break, sprain, etc.).
35 percent had an evening ruined by an uncomfortable pair of shoes.
24 percent of us have fallen because of our shoes.
While we certainly understand the importance a shoe can play in an outfit, we have to wonder if having on a mean pair is really worth taking a fall for.
Tell us what you think Clutchettes: are you willing to drop big bucks to teeter in killer heels?