Why are women so obsessed with shoes?

The above question is one which I ponder every time I catch myself trying on a new pair of shoes and coincidently heading to the till with them still in my hand… Oops. I, like many other women out there admits to having a slight (okay extreme) obsession with shoes of all kinds.

For years people have pondered, particularly men who find shopping in general a chore a woman’s fascination with shoes. But the secret however is never fully revealed.

Men will never understand the subtle relationship that exists between a pair of shoes and their owners, as well as the assertion that a woman can never have too many shoes. No matter how full her cupboard appears to be.

Shoes to many women are an accessory, they are purchased to finish off an outfit and in some cases rejuvenate an old outfit. For women shoes are more than just accessories, they are confidence.

No matter how many times I tell myself (and I am sure other women feel the same) that I do not need another pair of shoes, I find myself heading straight to the ‘shoe department’ of every shop I head to, to admire the array of foot candy on display. I never go there with the intention of buying but 9 times of out 10 I will leave the shop clutching a brand new pair. When purchasing I have every intention of wearing them a hundred times or more (this is how I justify every purchase), they will in no doubt head straight to my wardrobe with every other pair I own. Where they will without a doubt go unworn for a while, until I forget that I even bought them.

I wish I knew the reason why I am so attracted to shoes. For now, I will lay the blame with the likes of Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo for without fail bringing out endless desirable and fabulous collections to tempt and tantalise my extreme addiction.