Women will spend more than $20,000 on shoes during a lifetime of incredible pain

Pain from wearing high heels is endured for the sake of fashion.

On Monday, the British newspaper Daily Mail seemed to enjoy reporting this fact: “The average American woman will spend $20,557 in her lifetime — on shoes.”

That same day, the American Podiatric Medical Association announced the results of a survey it conducted: ” nearly half of all women (49 percent) wear high heels, even though the majority of heel wearers (71 percent) complain these shoes hurt their feet.” Here are the details of that study, which are so fascinating even guys who don’t wear heels should check it out…

High heels cause foot pain

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Article last modified on December 20, 2018 Published by Debt.com, LLC . Mobile users may also access the AMP Version: Infographic of the week: What a heel - AMP.