“Women and Shoes”… A Love Story from Cosmopolitan

Long before spiked heels with exotic names (Louboutin,
anyone?) became objects of desire, chicks have been
shoe-crazy. But recently, we got proof of exactly how crazy:
While sales of most things have plummeted thanks to
the recession, footwear sales have gone up compared to the
same period last year. Yes, buying a pair of shoes has always
had near-supernatural effects — like instantly updating
an outfit from last year or just making you feel hotter
than hell — but that doesn’t fully explain how footwear is
beating the odds in sales. Trust science to have the answer: Turns out, we’ve always been
wired for shoe lust, even when the going gets tough.