Shoes and footwear have not only become an essential part to our everyday outfit but they have become a fashion icon all on their own. In the olden days shoes were a means of protecting your feet from the ground and to keep the feet warm in the winter and colder months, nowadays shoes are a fashion statement and a way of dressing up your outfit and feet.
Men and Women’s Shoes
There are many different types of shoes whether it is women’s shoes, men’s shoes, or children’s. Within the section of women’s shoes you can have wedges, stilettos, dress shoes, trainers, work shoes, court shoes, sandals, and flip flops. Men have the options of dress shoes, trainers, sport shoes, boots, casual shoes, and wellies. And these are just to name a few.
It used to be that only women were mad about shoes and had a wardrobe full of shoes for every occasion and every outfit imaginable but now men are just the same. They usually don’t have an array of heeled shoes generally speaking, but the range of trainers and sport shoes has increased ten fold, and now men have nearly as many shoes as women do. Not only do they have a wide selection of trainers to choose from but guys now have a choice of dress shoes and usually own 3 or 4 different pair of shoes for casual wear.
Due to the massive and growing need for fashion and shoes in the Western society the amount of shoe brands and shoe companies have increased and are continuing to increase as well. There used to be a time when nearly everyone went to Clarks for their shoes but now there are masses of shops and names to choose from such as Scholl, Kurt Geiger, Office, Faith, Dune, Barratts, New Look, Next and so on.
Due to the vast amount of shoe companies and shoe brands available today the price of shoes is varied greatly. For example a designer shoe such as Kurt Geiger can be as much as a few hundred pounds for a pair of stilettos, whereas a pair of trainers from Primark can be as a little as ten, but obviously as there is a huge difference in cost there is a huge difference in quality.