British women’s obsession with high heel shoes lasts an incredible 51 years, according to our recent research. It begins at the age of 12, and continues through every stage of her life until she reaches 63.
That’s quite a few years of foot pain!
The central role of high heels in a woman’s psyche emerged during our continuing research into the entire women’s shoe market. It reveals that the heel height worn by women begins to rise in early teens, increasing rapidly from 2.5cm to a whopping 13.5cms by the age of 23.
Walking tall continues to be the order of the day through a woman’s late 20s and 30s. High heels continue to feature prominently in her wardrobe through her late 30s and up until her mid-40s – the period when many women are building a successful career.
Let’s hope your poor feet go the distance …