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How Many Women Wear Heels to Work, and More NYC Shoe Stats

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If you've ever changed into a pair of heels on the subway, took a cab five blocks because your feet were killing you, or walked barefoot on the sidewalk, you're not alone. Earlier this month, online shoe retailer Beso polled its female shoppers to find out how many shoes they buy a year, how much they typically spend, whether they own Uggs or Louboutins, and more.

See the rest of the stats after the jump, and be comforted to know that only 33% of women in New York City own fewer than 20 pairs of shoes. Whew.

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