London: A research has suggested that almost every woman has a collection of shoes that will never see the light of day.
While the average British female owns 20 pairs, 11 of those pairs worth a probable total of 400 pounds will remain tucked away in the wardrobe awaiting the right occasion that never comes.
Despite leaving more than half of their footwear to gather dust, most women will continue to fuel their shoe addiction, splashing out on an additional eight new pairs a year.
Nearly a third of the 3,000 woman surveyed even admitted forking out on shoes that were the wrong size, just because they liked them.
According to the study by Co-operative Insurance, the average spend on a pair of shoes is 36 pounds, so eight pairs a year would cost 288 pounds.
“It’s staggering to think about how much the average woman’s shoe collection could be worth,” the Daily Mail quoted Lee Mooney, head of home insurance at the Co-operative, as saying.
“Whereas a few decades ago shoes may have been considered an indulgent purchase, it’s now the norm to spend a considerable amount of money on them every year,” Mooney added.