How many pairs of shoes do you have?

I was reading a post on Glamour.com about how many shoes a women own here.
The original study has been conducted by gocompare.com who surveyed 3,000 women. The article has been reported also on Quora.

Let take a look at the summary… are you thrilled?

The average woman in her entire lifetime will buy 469 pairs of shoes and spend about $25,000 overall!!

In this statistic, not surprisingly, the average woman owns 19 pairs of shoes at any given time.

Let’s see the numbers:

  • three pairs with heels
  • six pairs of wedges, flip-flops, sandals or ballet pumps
  • three pairs of boots
  • four pairs of ‘foxy-style’ shoes for the nights.
  • two pairs of office shoes
  • one pair of other shoes

Concerning me, I have more heels and flats and less boots.

They survey says that girls buy their first pair of shoes at 14, I do not really remember but I’m sure I was in high school. After that every woman buys an average of 7 pairs of shoes a year for the rest of their life.

I think there is someone who buys 0, because I buy about 15 shoes a year!

Given those numbers, what do you think? do you have 19 shoes at this time?

I cannot advocate enough on quality vs quantity… shoes don’t have to be super expensive but please include in your wardrobe some good leather shoes!