Steve Martin said it many years ago in his book of essays, Cruel Shoes.
Women love shoes. Even shoes that are so awful that they mangle their feet.
And now, many years afterwards, a study has come out that says WOMEN HAVE A HIGH THRESHOLD OF PAIN when it comes to their shoe choices. 3 out of 5 women surveyed said that they would rather wear a shoe that looked good than one that was comfortable to wear.
Pain before comfort, their motto.
The study also said that the average woman owns 17 different pairs of shoes, but typically just wears one of three different pairs of shoes regularly.