Shoes, dear shoes. Oh, how do we love thee? Of course, we are not the first women to be completely obsessed with our shoes. And nor will we be the last. First, there was Cinderella, then there was Carrie Bradshaw. Oh, and nearly every single female out there, if we’re counting.

Indeed, we are yet to meet a woman that doesn’t have strong feelings towards their shoe collection. But have you ever wondered the actual reasons behind the obsession? We did, so we asked Sarah Watkinson-Yull, founder of British brand Yull Shoes, to share here 8 IDEAL reasons why women love shoes.

CONFIDENCE

Shoes give you more confidence. I am frequently asked ‘why did you go into shoes?’ and the simple answer is ‘I just love the way that you can put on a pair of shoes and feel so different – Shoes for me are my rescue remedy!’

IMPROVE YOUR POSTURE

‘Wearing the right pair of shoes can improve your posture. Anyone with back problems knows that a lot of problems are due to slouching and wearing the wrong shoes. Shoes can change your appearance, and I’m a firm believer in nude heels elongating your legs. The best investment shoes are a pair of well made and well cut nude courts. Our Mayfair Nude’s are a perfect example!’

COMPLETE AN OUTFIT

Simply put, shoes complete an outfit. A little black dress can be dressed down with some flats, or alternatively, dressed up with some heels. A change of shoes is all you need to go from smart to casual or vice versa. They represent the icing on the cake, but flipped over.

VARIETY

There’s such a variety of shoes out there; shoes perfect for all occasions, wellies for festivals, heels for special occasions, every day comfortable shoes, boots for the cold and snow, sandals for the beach…just so many different shoes for different occasions to fill your wardrobe with! We particularly love our new Brighton Brogues which add a pop of colour to any outfit.

SIZE DOESN’T MATTER

Shoes, it has to be said, don’t discriminate. They adapt to our changes without missing a beat. Or step. Indeed, we can pile on a few extra pounds and our shoes will always forgive you by still fitting. That’s the beauty.

YOU CAN COLLECT THEM

Shoes are collector’s items. Some women have even been known to even buy shoes that don’t fit just to have them on display in their house. Wardrobe candy, indeed. Move over the V&A Museum!

THE TELL A STORY

‘There’s a great old saying that you can tell all you need to know about a person by the shoes that they’re wearing. Tell a story, play on it and go elaborate by adding some adding drama to your outfit – our Chelsea Flower’s do the job perfectly’.

RETAIL THERAPY

It has been proven that buying new shoes increases the shopper’s dopamine levels by an unusually large amount. A natural high that makes you feel good and have self-confidence? Count us in!