Half Of US Women Own More Than 20 Pairs Of Shoes

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  • Study also found Uggs are owned by over a quarter of women

    Almost half of US women own over 20 pairs of shoes, with Ugg boots being one of the most popular styles of footwear, a new study has found.

    14 per cent of women admitted to being ‘shoeaholics’ owning over 50 pairs, with four per cent saying they owned over 100.

    The research, which looked at 6,750 women across the country and was conducted by Beso and Racked.com, found 26 per cent of women owned Ugg boots, with only four per cent owning iconic red-soled Christian Louboutins.

    The study also found celebrities play a large role in footwear choices, especially among women in their twenties and thirties.

    19 per cent of women this age have bought a pair of shoes because they’ve been worn by a star.

    A woman’s choice of footwear is also related to her salary – over one in five women who make more than $150,000 per year said they wear high heels to the office each day.

    In contrast, 71 per cent of those earning less than $40,000 a year said they never wear heels to work.


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