Ya see. Men just don’t understand.
You own 17 pairs of shoes. 17 PAIRS! According to “Shop Smart” magazine (published by “Consumer Reports”), the average woman owns 17 pairs of shoes. Us guys…We own a maximum of 4, counting slippers. One black, one brown, one pair of sneakers until the tread wears down to the nub, then we get a fresh pair, AND the aforementioned slippers. 4 is good. You gals, however, sez here, own 17. You buy 3 pair a year, spending an average of $49 a pair. AND, a third of you have spent more than 100 bucks on ONE PAIR. We not only don’t care particularly what’s on our feet. [pullquote quote="'No matter how much weight you gain, you always fit into your shoes. They're friends through thick and thin.'" credit="Lisa Lee Freeman, Editor of Shop Smart magazine"]I’d bet that 75% of men haven’t actually seen our feet in years. Nothing to see. 50% of you, however, not only love buying and owning shoes, but typically notice what OTHERS wear on THEIR feet. Different genes, I guess. WE like comfy shoes. YOU (60% of you) are willing to tolerate pain for fashion. Huh? WE wear our shoes somewhere then just SIT AROUND. YOU go shoe shopping to cheer yourself up. WE don’t know what that feels like.
Susie and I were watching a marathon of that HGTV show “House Hunters” and couldn’t help but notice that about every 2nd or 3rd woman would almost without exception say, “Look at this huuuuuuge walk-in closet.” Shoes! Racks for clothes, yes. But I know what they’re thinking. SHOES!
Nope, men just don’t understand.