According to a survey by Gocompare.com, the average women will spend £16,000 on shoes in her entire lifetime.
It was revealed by the research that girls generally buy their first pair of shoes without their mothers at the age of 14 years and then the purchase limit is close to seven pairs a year for the remaining lifetime that sums up to 469 pairs in their whole lifetime.
Spending 34.99 pounds on an average pair makes ladies splash out 244.93 pounds each year and 16,410 pounds over 67 years.
The survey of 3,000 women concluded that the average woman has nearly about 19 pairs of shoes which includes – three pairs with heels, six pairs of flip-flops, sandals, ballet pumps or wedges, three pairs of boots and four pairs of ‘foxy-style’ shoes for night parties.
Their shoe racks also have two pairs of work shoes and another two or so ‘random’ purchases.
Four in 10 women say they judge another female by the shoes she has on.
More than half find it easy to justify a purchase to themselves but a quarter rarely tell their partner about new ones as “he wouldn’t understand”.
The Daily Express quoted Hayley Parsons, of Gocompare as saying shoes are women’s one major weakness.