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We've Got Shoes - But We Don't Do Enough Walking

21/03/2011 11:17 | Updated 22 May 2015

Have you ever dared to count the number of pairs of shoes you own? If not, you may be intrigued to discover that adults living in the UK own an average of 14 pairs - that's an average of 19 pairs for women and nine for men.

Paris-Hilton-shoesWe can't imagine Paris Hilton's favourite shoes are trainers, can you? Photo: Getty Images for Paris Hilton SH, Ethan Miller

At least that's the findings of a survey for The Stroke Association, carried out by YouGov, which quizzed just over 2,000 adults.

So guess what the average person's favourite type of shoe is? Forget killer heels, platforms, wedges or ballet flats. The most popular type of shoe is trainers, suggests the survey.

Not just that, but when you average out the amount of money spent on shoes, the result is a far cry from designer prices. According to the survey, the most common amount people spend on shoes is around £40 (or, to be specific, between £31 and £50).

The survey also discovered that more than half the population walks for less than 40 minutes a day - which works out at fewer than 4,000 steps a day (that's nowhere near the recommended 10,000 steps a day to stay healthy).

The problem, however, is that more than a quarter of adults never do any exercise apart from walking - which suggests many people are failing miserably when it comes to recommended activity levels.

We're not convinced the average MyDaily user prefers trainers to her fashion shoes, and we suspect she owns a few more than 19 pairs too. So what's your current shoe count - and which are your favourites?

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