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Do Women Really Love to Buy Shoes?

We hear it all the time that woman love buying shoes – a perfect match to go with every outfit, a sleek color to compliment a new handbag, or the shoes that will make you the hottest chick at the club.   But are woman as really crazy about buying shoes the way everyone says? The numbers may surprise you.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in 2009, the median income for a 4 person family living in the state of California is approximately $56, 000.  Now, the city of San Mateo alone has an average income of $99, 000.  And in San Mateo shoes are a woman’s best friend.

A whopping $61 million is spent on women’s shoes alone in San Mateo according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  This is just 1 city in 1 state!  So I would have to agree that woman do love spending money on shoes…at the very least in San Mateo California.  According to Forbes Magazine between October 2004-2005 American women spent $17 billion, yes that’s a ‘b’ you just read.

And you can only imagine that this number has grown over the last several years.  “Shoes make women feel so beautiful that they’re willing to pay anything,” says Jessie Randall, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based designer and founder of Loeffler Randall, a shoe and handbag line she founded with her husband. “You can’t put a price on something that makes you feel that special.”  Well there you have it.  Women love shoes and they love buying shoes.