Shoes are Primal – Science Says So!

Collecting Shoes

In reading a recent article from the Huffington Post about shoes (11 things Facts About Shoes That Will Knock Your Socks Off…how clever), what really caught my attention was the scientific evidence pointing to a very real, very deeply-buried reason that women like shoes. What? You don’t like shoes? or LOVE shoes? Well then, never mind…no need to read on.

But for the other 99.999% of us…well, the facts were interesting. Apparently a Cosmo article from a few years back had a researcher in who described the area in the brain’s “prefrontal cortex” that is referred to (by some) as the “collecting spot.”

 

Louis Vuitton Boots

Beautiful? Yup! Almost $2,000? Yup! You buying? NOPE!

So, it turns out that many of us look at shoes and think of them as something to collect, whether we even know that or not. Sure…we may wear them. But HAVING them is the main thing. That’s what we really want…just to have them.

Weird?

Maybe, but when you open up your closet and see about 100 pairs of shoes in there – many of which you may have never worn. Well…then maybe it starts to click. Of course, if you display your shoes with special furniture or “closet organizers” designed so that you can SEE all the shoes you may or may not wear over the course of the next decade…then you really know you’re collecting! (see…look how pretty all my shoes are….wait…why are they all individually covered in hermetically-sealed wrap?…shut up!!!!).

But let’s face it…if you’re going to collect shoes, you better make sure they’re not overly expensive (or you better make sure you make plenty of money!). For the average gal (raise your hand), that means that consignment shops and resale boutiques can come in on their white steeds (stores can ride horses, right?) and save the day for us.

Consignment Shoe Buying

So…let’s recap. First, shoes are great. Second, you love shoes. Third, you want shoes. Fourth, you NEED SHOES! But you’re not made of money, so that $2,000 pair of Louis Vuitton boots isn’t going to make its way into your collection any time soon. So don’t overpay (please, please, please don’t overpay). That’s what the resale boutiques are for…and if you can’t find one in your area, go online!

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