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Guys step on women’s shoe style

- July 4th, 2013

If your shoes are made for walking, your man probably doesn’t like them – especially if they’re wedges.

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Seriously guys, they’re not attractive? Maria Menounos, Duchess Kate Middleton,Elizabeth Hurley and Jordana Brewster all sport wedges. (WENN)

A new survey by CouponCodes4u.com  found that 71% of men said wedges were the least attractive footwear on women. Australian-based UGG boots came in second at 67% and Crocs rounded out the top 3 at 63%.

That’s right! Your guy would rather see you in shoes with holes in them than a fashionable and functional wedge.

“Surprisingly, the men that took part in the poll were very vocal on the type of styles they preferred and what they deemed were a turn off when it came to shoes,” said Mark Pearson, chairman of CouponCodes4u.com.

Tall, short, strappy or cork, the wedge shoe offers comfortable height, providing the feet with more balance than say, a pump, so naturally it’s the one guys don’t like.

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Jennifer Garner, Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian and Sarah Jessica Parker go for comfort in UGG boots. (WENN)

While it’s nice to know men do notice footwear fashion, (with 79% of men saying they do pay attention to their lady’s shoe-game), only 41% said their partner had good shoe taste – ouch. So not only do the boys want us to ditch comfort, almost half don’t like how we dress our feet anyway.

It’s fair to shrug the numbers off, because really, how many men have actually tried a stiletto on? But maybe it wouldn’t hurt to take a pointer or two (once in a while) from your partner; 53% said they’d like their wife or girlfriend to choose their own styles.

“It seems that 21st century American men enjoy choosing their partner’s shoe wear and perhaps women should take this more into account the next time they go shopping,” Pearson said.

“Who knows, maybe you will find that your man is actually very helpful when it comes to being fashionable.”

If men do feel so strongly about our shoes, maybe they should put their money where their taste is.  If 64% of men said they’ve already purchased shoes in styles they liked for their partner, the other 36% can hop on board the shoe-gift-train – or put on a pair of pumps, then answer the survey again.

 

 

Top 10 least attractive shoes according to men

1. Wedge shoes (71%)

2. Uggs (67%)

3. Crocs (63%)

4. Platforms (58%)

5. Flip flops (55%)

6. Moccasins (49%)

7. Mary Janes (42%)

8. Ballet shoes (37%)

9. Kitten heels (34%)

10. Sneakers (25%)

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15 comments

  1. Patrick | July 4, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Who cares what men don’t or do like..The girls are going to wear what they want and what is comfortable, and right on them!

  2. Mike Spike | July 4, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Wow what guys did they survey and what shoes do they like? Me I find wedges sexy, the really articulate a women’s legs. Seems like the guys didn’t like any shoes!! But what’s a Mary Jane shoe? And what’s a kitten shoe?

  3. norm | July 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I agree with the majority, those tall cork shoes are incredibly stupid looking, giving the impression the woman is desperately insecure and will do absolutely anything to appear physically larger as to make up for their lack of inner strength.

  4. Ou8 | July 4, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Real men fear wedgies and would never participate in a survey about women’s shoes.

  5. Brad in Canada | July 4, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Wedgies hurt more when flung.

  6. Vonze | July 4, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Totally agree with the survey although I would place Uggs as #1

  7. Rick | July 4, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    A girl who looks good in Combat Boots looks good in anything :-)

  8. Blacklance | July 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I think it looks very odd and funny to see taller girls wearing high heeled shoes (above 3″). Looks like they are on stilts.

    The only thing worse is girls that wear heels that clomp.
    Clomp, clomp, clomp….is that the Budweiser Clydsdales coming (?)…nope its the ladies in my office!

  9. john marchand | July 4, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Shows you how much I know about women’s shoes. I thought wedges were underwear.

  10. Don | July 4, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Flat black shoes are best on a woman. Next, running shoes and cowboy boot syle. High heeled shoes are disgusting and slutty looking. Make women look like prostitutes and stupid. Flip flops are just plane ugly. Don’t know what all the shoes listed are. But pumps are the WORST!!!!!!!!! Stupid, degrading and makes the legs looks ugly.

  11. A Guy | July 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Love wedgies and Uggs and flip flops on my girl. But then she has great legs. Ballet shoes and crocs not so much, way too ghetto.

  12. Clive | July 4, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Without a doubt, there is nothing more sexy on a women’s foot, than open toe with ankle straps. NO WEDGES!!!!

  13. A Woman | July 4, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Until men wear high heels, women won’t give a sh*t what they think about their footwear!

  14. I like pie | July 5, 2013 at 1:52 am

    A gorgeous woman in a pair of black knee high leather boots is so smokin`hot. End of discussion.

  15. Lisa | July 11, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    1. Wedge shoes (71%)
    2. Uggs (67%)
    3. Crocs (63%)
    4. Platforms (58%)
    5. Flip flops (55%)
    6. Moccasins (49%)
    7. Mary Janes (42%)
    8. Ballet shoes (37%)
    9. Kitten heels (34%)
    10. Sneakers (25%)

    Okay, now I know the top ten shoes that men don’t like… but I have no idea what’s left to wear! It seems like men hate ALL women’s shoes according to this list!

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