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Shoes are a human obsession.

Posted by yaya2017 
Shoes are a human obsession.
July 13, 2017 08:41PM
Shoes are a human obsession. Despite being just a piece of clothing, people care immensely about their shoes, and we show it in many different ways.

We’ve Nike Air Max 90 Femme written songs about them and displayed them in museums. To get the perfect pair, people are willing to wait in line for days, pay insane markups or even use violence. Nike Air Max 2016 Dámské You don’t see the same loyalty for socks.

Typically though when you think about expensive shoes, a $900 designer shoe for women might come to mind. According to research commissioned by the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, a trade association, the U.S. market for women is larger than for men by several billion dollars. But are women's shoes actually more expensive then men's?

We decided to analyze product pricing data from Priceonomics customer Datafiniti. Within each brand, is there a difference in price between women’s and men’s shoes? The dataset includes hundreds of thousands of listings for shoes across online retailers, including Amazon, Walmart, Nike Air Max 90 Mujer and more. From there we categorized their gender designation and generated Nike Air Max Tavas Damenstatistics for prices.

We found that, for the most expensive brands, there were more Nike Air Huarache Femme listings for women than men (typically 10x more) and median prices were several hundred dollars greater for women.

But for popular, moderately priced brands (think the Nikes of the world), there were roughly an equal number of listings for both genders and men’s shoes typically cost more. The most expensive shoe brand is Valentino, part of Valentino S.p.A., an Italian fashion house founded in Milan in the 1960’s. The brand is known for their dresses which were made a sensation by Jackie Kennedy and other notable figures.

The second most expensive brand, Christian Louboutin, was founded in the Nike Air Max 90 Dames 1990’s in Paris. It first focused solely on women’s shoes (known for stiletto Nike Roshe Run Mujer Negras heels), but has expanded into other areas of fashion since. Most of the brands Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Dámské on the top ten list are European fashion houses.

Looking at these brands in more detail,Nike Air Max Tavas Femme there are some big differences by gender. How much does each brand focus on women’s shoes, versus men’s shoes?
Many brands focus on women, with Aquazzura being exclusively women’s shoes. For those that do make shoes for both genders, there is a larger offering for women by a wide margin. It is worth noting though that many of these brands, typically associated with runway fashion models and high heels, do have menswear collections.
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