High-heeled shoe sales fall flat as women shift priority to comfort
After years of suffering in six-inch stilettos, women are finally speaking the truth: our feet hurt. A survey found that the most popular women’s shoe styles in the U.S. do not have a heel, and sales of high heels dropped 12 percent in the past year while women’s sneakers jumped 37 percent.
Travis Hutchinson, a manager at Lord & Taylor in New York City, says heels are a classic part of a woman’s wardrobe, but flats and athletic styles are running ahead.
“Comfort is trending. That is like the number one thing. Women want to be comfortable,” Hutchinson told CBS News’ Nikki Battiste. “You’re seeing women wearing sneakers with their suits, as well. Pencil skirts, dresses… It’s a huge trend.”