As bulk wholesale shoe distributors, we thought it would be interesting to dig into the latest shoe news and research how many pairs of shoes the average person owns in the U.S. As you probably guess already, women typically own more pairs of shoes than men do, but on average, each person would own 19 pairs of shoes. Does this surprise you?
Maybe not, but you may be surprised when you learn how a survey came to this “average” number. Reportedly, the average man owns 12 pairs of shoes, while most women own 27 pairs of shoes. It’s nearly impossible to imagine how anyone can make good use of 27 pairs of shoes, and the truth is, most don’t.
Women may have a closet packed full of every type of shoe you can imagine, but they generally stick to a few favorites. Why? Here are a few of the reasons many women leave some of their shoes in the closet, according to the Huffington Post:
- High heels or tightness made them uncomfortable
- Difficult to match with wardrobe
- So expensive, too afraid to wear because they might become damaged
- Received as a gift and didn’t like the shoes
- Got the shoes home, then realized the shoes weren’t as great as they were in the store
Even more shocking, more than 85% of women have purchased a pair of shoes that are still sitting in their closets and have never been worn!
Both men and women need shoes for work, casual, and play. Consider that footwear changes each season, and you can see how the number of shoes a person owns could be substantial. We understand that some people have a “fetish” for shoes – think Imelda Marcos – but for most, a dozen or so pairs should suffice.
Now that you know how many pairs of shoes the average person owns, are you offering your customers great styles and trusted brands at an amazing price? At The Jay Group Ltd., our wholesale footwear is priced below wholesale, so flea markets and discount chains can enjoy incredible profits while still offering customers unheard of savings. Partner with us today!