How many pairs of shoes do you have?

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Some shoe facts -

  • 39% of men think their partner has too many pairs of shoes
  • 55% of men have had to carry their girlfriend because their feet hurt
  • One in two women owns more than 30 pairs of shoes
  • 8% of women own more than 100 pairs of shoes
  • 75% of women own shoes that don’t fit very well
  • 43% of women have worn 5-inch heels or higher

(Taken from a survey of 1,000 men and women conducted by Harpers Bazaar.)

Can you identify with any of the above results?

I know I can. Only recently my husband had to carry me from the car into a restaurant, as I had to walk down a steep hill to it and would have toppled off my heels! I felt like a heroine in a movie though – rather than a woman who couldn’t walk in her shoes – I may try it again sometime soon.

As far as numbers of pairs of shoes that I have - I am fairly modest, owning about 15 pairs at the last count and 6 pairs of boots.

So why do we have so many shoes (and bags)?

My theory is. Women love shoes for the same reasons they love bags. They don’t make you feel fat, you don’t have to get undressed to try them on, size is either non-issue or simply not related to your stomach, and they don’t necessarily suit Kate Moss any better than you. Agree?

As I have matured, I find wearing heels more of a challenge, we also have to think of practicality – is it me or are the pavements in our towns getting worse? So to my delight, I find that stylish flats are in. These flats are in all the styles, colours and textures you need to know about. From sleek velvet slippers and ballet pumps to boyish brogues – flats that every wardrobe wants.

I also love the fact that in all our cities now, ladies are walking to work in their trainers (sports luxe being very on trend) and then putting on their ‘power’ heels when they get to the office.

So we can now step out stylishly and actually ‘walk’ along the pavements without the threat of losing our pride. The joy!

Blog post written by Shan Williams, Personal Stylist and Director of Training for colour me beautiful

So if you are not quite sure what flats are right for you, your personality and your lifestyle why not visit one of our consultants who can advise you. As well as covering shoes, a style consultation will ensure you know how to dress for your body shape, height, scale and proportions. Click here and just pop in your postcode to find out who is nearest you and send them an email or give them a call. Our consultants are a friendly bunch!

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