Shoes From Planet Shoes

Studies show that the average woman currently owns 19 pairs of shoes and will own 469 in their lifetime. Of those 19 pairs, 5 are heels, 6 are sandals, flip flops, flats and wedges, 3 are boots and 5 are for special occasion, and are with a heel of at least 2″. Women will pay on average $53 for a pair of casual shoes and will spend $76 on a pair of shoes for those special occasions. While most retail sales have been down over the last few years, the footwear industry has actually seen an increase in sales. The special occasion is defined as weddings, office parties, first dates, clubbing and any other get together in that genre. So, the question many ask is “Why do women love shoes so much?” Here is what recent studies have shown:

  • Mood Alterations: A research by psychologists has found that dopamine, the neurotransmitter in the brain that releases the feel good sensations we feel, goes up when we buy apparel. This high is compared to that felt when taking drugs and is justified as an item of need as we must wear shoes every day of the week. Another interesting fact is that when we buy shoes, a part of our brain which is called the collecting spot is activated  This part of the brain is what makes many people buy and collect like items such as shoes.
  • Elevated Height:Another psychological aspect of buying shoes is that when we buy high heels, our feelings of euphoria rise. One theory for this is that we associate height with power and and high heels definitely raise our status by making us taller.
  • Physical Changes: When women wear shoes, they do have certain physical changes that take place. We stand taller, even in a pair of low heeled or flat shoes, our posture improves and our legs look longer.
  • When Times Are Tough: Well, as the saying goes, when things get tough, women like to buy things. We do this for two reasons: it makes us feel better and it makes us feel as if things are not as bad as they seem. When we are able to buy a cute pair of shoes at a very reasonable price, we feel as if we have beaten the system so to speak.

Why Do Women Love Shoes So Much?

Why Do Women Love Shoes So Much?

I love shoes as much as the next girl and over the years I have spent a small fortune. I think the reason for why do women love shoes so much is because they are so much fun to buy as well as to wear. I mean, we all know how shoes can totally change the look of an outfit, right?! Now that I am working from home and have this injured foot I am trying to heal, high heels are not in my future. Instead, I am looking for shoes that will be stylish as well as sturdy.

I was recently offered a pair of shoes from PlanetShoes.com and I decided to choose a pair from the Patagonia line. I chose the Better Clog Curve from Patagonia for its sleek design and sophisticated look. The full grain leather upper and the pigskin lining make these clogs fit like a beautiful glove. They are comfortable, lightweight, has a forefoot flex, a cushioned insole and the outer sole is of recycled rubber. I absolutely love how these shoes feel and look because they look great with a pair of jeans, a pair of dressier casual pants or a flirty dress. You can find the Better Clog Curve on PlanetShoes.com for $125.00, along with the many other styles and brands from PlanetShoes.com.   Planet Shoes is  partnering with Patagonia to support the World Wildlife Fund.  For every pair of Patagonia shoes sold on PlanetShoes.com , Patagonia will donate $10 to the WWF.  This initiative is called  Patagonia Advocate Weeks.

One USA reader will win a $135 gift certificate to be used at PlanetShoes.com

371 COMMENTS

  1. I have been wanting a pair of earth shoes since I worked at a shoe store 5 years ago, but never had the money for them. the Kalso Earth Shoe Cabo San Lucas 2 is SO cute! and its cheap enough that I can get my hubby a new pair of shoes as well.

  2. I love the Aerosoles-Well Wisher shoes. They are adorable! All of the kids shoes are so cute too!

  3. So many styles to choose from – my fav today is Think! Dumia 88389 – Let’s see what tomorrow will be.

  4. I like the Keen Emerald City Sandal. Of course, I’d probably take one pair of every shoe on the website, so it was definitely hard to choose a favorite!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  5. Maybe the Timberland Womens Chocorua Trail with Gore-Tex® Membrane, I need some good hiking boots.

  6. I love love love the Reef Fanning sandals! I buy a new pair every few years and replace them only when they’re totally worn out. SO comfy!

  7. I like the orthaheel lola. I have gotten orthaheel before and they keep me from getting sore heels! 🙂

  8. I like the earth exerwalk. I need the balance and support after my surgery and they look very comfortable! My girl scout troop are walkers! lol

  9. I love the Skechers Heavenly 22156. I have been looking for something like this for summer. I haven’t had any luck in stores, so if I don’t find some soon, I might just order from here.

  10. Would like to have the Keen Clearwater CNX. Love the look and style of Keen and I need sandals! 😀

  11. I’ve been wanting the white Bass Glenna Oxfords since I saw them last month!
    Thanks for the opportunity1

  12. Love me some (kids) Dansko Jill in Cherry patent + REALLY LOVE (wemons wedges) colorful Blowfish Tacita & also like VIVOBAREFOOT Neo Trail Mesh Women and I just realized with my 3 picks, your right! Women DO love shoes!!!

  13. I like the Clarks Rockie Lo GTX, and my daughter likes the Clark’s Maxi Cedar. She usually gets her way. So if I win, she gets new shoes.

  14. oh my gosh! i saw many, many shoes that i would love to have. i would really like to have the lilac color Propet Travel Walker Slide.

  15. Earthie bindie shoes for sure. I was going for a bag and before I got to the next page I notice this and I loved it.

  16. How do you expect someone to pick just one pair of shoes when you are a person that looks shoes what a great site if I have to pick jusy one I like the fly london yakin

  17. I like the J41 Forest in brown. I have noticed this style of shoe is getting more popular and they look so comfortable for your feet.

  18. It is VERY hard for me to find WW shoes ANYwhere but online. After decades of getting LARGER size to attempt a fit- I discovered I only needed WIDTH. Oh what a revelation! Oh what comfort! I would buy Propet Chickadee instantly if I win this!

  19. Tough choice! If cornered 🙂 I’d have to go with the Anhu Arabesque flats. Very nice! ~Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

  20. Assuming you are asking about shoes, my favorites are anything comfortable, and boots/shoes that look great with period specific clothes and costumes. Specifically, right now I am looking for black leather knee high boots to wear with my kilt.

  21. I just love the shoes you’re wearing in the photos. In fact, I’ve got another page open looking at them! And I think I will buy them.

  22. Gee, you might as well ask which child is my favorite 😉 I love shoes too, and I cannot wear heels either, or shoes with backs. Lucky for me, flats and mules are abundant and cute!
    I just LOVE El Naturalista Wakataua N433 Item Code: 8061-205 in green

  23. As I have bad feet and shoes are hard for me to buy, my favorite would be one I just couldnt pick to try. But I would try the Patagonia clog you chose because the heel height is right, the toe rounded enoughthat it looks like it wouldnt squeeze the babytoe, and still has a nice look for a comfort shoe. Thnx! E

  24. El Naturalista Croche N960
    Color: Antique Green
    Size: 38 (US Women’s 7.5 – 8.0)
    El Naturalista Croche N960 – Antique Green
    Qty: 1
    $135.00

  25. Wow, I can’t believe the results of that study! I have 5 pairs of shoes, and the only “heels” are my cowgirl boots!

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