In a world where some kill for fashion (“I die”), looking pretty from head to toe can be pretty painful at times. How long does it take before your feet start to hurt in high heels? Apparently 01:06:48.
- 20 percent of women between ages of 18 to 24 own at least a pair of sky-high heels
- 40 percent prefer ill-fitting shoes in the name of fashion
- women own 17 pairs of shoes (men only eight)
- 28 percent admit walking back home barefoot after an uncomfortable night
I’m not sure what the definition of “sky-high” is. Personally, I would never go over four inches. But off the top of my head I count three pairs of flats + two pairs of flip-flops + two pairs of house shoes (Asian house) + three pairs of sneakers + four pairs of work heels + two pairs of strappy dress heels + four pairs of pumps + two pairs of espadrilles + two pairs of boots/booties + one pairs of Uggs + one pairs of ballet slippers + one pairs of surf shoes = 26 pairs of shoes.
The ratio might be off, but I appear above average. To be fair, some I’ve worn for years and my most recent additions were a bulk sale purchase. And to be clear, I like being barefoot in the sand. Who doesn’t?!
This survey/study shoes why I love pump-adrilles (I just made this up), especially for summer. You still get the lift, but can subtract the total number of inches off the ground from where the base is uniform. Of course, you can always carry around a pair of cute ballet flats if your bag is big enough.
Plus, I prefer to take cabs if I’m wearing thin heels instead of suffering the pound of the pavement. And the price I pay has paid off with the way I feel when I’m out, which is of course trumped by the feeling of getting home after a long night, kicking the heels off and getting into bed.
With that said – STRUT ON, LADIES.