Saturday, March 10, 2012

3/9 Q&A

Question:  Who is the Italian shoe designer credited with inventing the contemporary stiletto in the 1950s?  

Answer: The contemporary stiletto was invented in the 1950s by Italian shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo, who made his first pair for Marilyn Monroe in alligator skin. The models back then were tame by today's standards, with heels no higher than about 3 inches.

Friday, March 9, 2012

3/8 Q&A

Question: What percentage of women say they've been injured by wearing a pair of too-small heels.   

Answer: 50%

Thursday, March 8, 2012

3/7 Q&A

Question: Shoe fiend Darlene Flynn earned her title as Guinness World Record holder for the largest collection of shoe-related items. Over the course of 6 years, how many pieces of shoe memorabilia did she amass?  (hint: round to the nearest thousandth)   

Answer: Darlene Flynn owns 7,765 shoe-related items, including a replica of the Disney Cinderella glass slipper, wooden shoes, leather moccasins, cloth shoes, cast iron boots, a red-stiletto shoe phone, and even a shoe made from the ash collected at Mount St. Helen's eruption.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

3/6 Q&A

Question: How many hours per year does the average women spend shopping for shoes?  

Answer: 40

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

3/5 Q&A

Question:  What shoe size does the average American woman wear?  
Answer: 8

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Answer to Yesterday's Facebook Question

How many pairs of shoes does the average American woman have?  19

A poll of 1,057 women by the Consumer Reports National Research Center for shopping magazine ShopSmart found U.S. women on average own 19 pairs of shoes although they only wear four pairs regularly while 15 percent have over 30 pairs.