A poll of 1,057 women by the Consumer Reports National Research Center for shopping magazine ShopSmart found U.S. women on average own 19 pairs of shoes although they only wear four pairs regularly while 15 percent have over 30 pairs.
The survey also revealed a shocking degree of perfidious deception, too:
The telephone survey found women on average bought four pairs of shoes a year -- with 13 percent admitting to hiding a purchase from their partner.
I, for one, am shocked -- shocked! -- at this sort of behavior. Who in the world needs 19 pairs of shoes? It's ridiculous and obscene. American women need to do some serious thinking about what's important, and... Oh, never mind.