6/2: Deep Pockets for Shoes?

How much are Americans willing to spend to put their best feet forward?  On average, the most U.S. residents have spent on a pair of shoes is $90.62.



And, while women often get a bad rap for their shoe addictions, men, on average, are willing to spend more!  The greatest amount men have paid for a pair of shoes is $107.88.  Women, however, have forked over $74.23 on average.

Income is an obvious factor affecting the overall findings.  Americans earning less than $50,000 annually say the most they have spent on a pair of shoes is $79.69.  This compares with $111.87 shelled out by those making $50,000 or more.

And, maybe, it’s the boots, but Americans living in the West have spent more on footwear than those in other parts of the country.  Westerners, on average, have spent $111.74.  Those in the South come in a distant second dishing out at most $89.08.  Northeasterners and those in the Midwest have paid the average amounts of $82.35 and $80.47, respectively.

Table: Most Spent on Shoes

Marist Poll Methodology

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5 Responses to “6/2: Deep Pockets for Shoes?”

  1. Jean Clemmensen on September 5th, 2009 3:50 am

    I would have thought that women spend the most money for shoes in average. It could be interesting to split the average buy up in e.g. sandals, pumps shoes, casual shoes and so on, to see where women spend the most money.

  2. Andrew Murray on October 11th, 2009 7:25 am

    I agree. It is indeed surprising to know that men spend more in buying a pair of shoes. Thanks for a great article!

  3. Louboutin on March 13th, 2010 6:46 am

    Some designer shoes cost up to thousands of dollars.

  4. Jewelry on September 29th, 2010 10:47 am

    Its no suprise the designer shoes are expensive, the upside is there is always a replica pair out for less. For the people who want to look good on a budget

  5. brian atwood on October 11th, 2010 12:04 pm

    Nice sharing, and great points. Learned many from it. Thanks
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