The magazine also says the average woman will spend $25,000 on shoes during her lifetime. Wow. That’s a staggering number, but it averages out to about $53 per pair, which seems a little more reasonable.
The average woman maintains about 19 pairs of shoes at any given time, which includes about three pairs of heels; six pairs of flip flops, sandals, ballet pumps or wedges; three pairs of boots and four pairs of “foxy-style” shoes for a night out.
Women also have two pairs of shoes for work and another two pair of randomly purchased shoes.
When do we begin buying shoes “on our own?” Around the age of 14, according to the magazine. After that, we typically purchase about seven pairs of shoes a year for the rest of our lives.
We’re still reeling from the dollar amount listed above, but when you think about how much some of the top name brands cost these days (ie: Christian Louboutin), we guess it’s possible.
We are also trying to make a mental list of all the shoes we currently own, and it certainly exceeds 19. We have a long way to go before we catch up to Imelda Marcos’ count of 2,700 pairs of shoes, but let’s just say we’ve already exceeded the average number of shoes we’re supposed to purchase in one year. And it’s only March. Oopsie! J