June 2, 2009
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
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