The UK's Sunday Express published the recent results of (yet another) study of women's habits finding that women, on average, spend close to $24,000 on shoes in their lifetimes. The study, conducted by Gocompare.com is hot on the heels of another shock and awe-inducing study revealing the tens of thousands of dollars women spend on their hair throughout their lives.
The study of 3,000 women determined that the average woman owns 19 pairs of shoes, and that four out of 10 women judge other women by their footwear. More results are listed here.
Though we haven't come across a similarly-publicized survey of men's spending habits of late, it's hard to say how the two sexes compare. When it comes to vanity, however, a recent study by GQ and Allure shows that men are devoting nearly as much time as women to bathroom grooming habits.