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Fashion footwear retailer have commissioned a survey of women* across the country to see what their thoughts on the credit crunch are with some very interesting, not to mention surprising results...

Over 90% of women would consider wearing UGG or sheepskin boots indoors to save on their energy bills at home. However when faced with a bit of spare cash from a potential bill saving over 50% would blow it straight away. 36% said that they would log straight on to Shudoo to purchase a new pair of shoes and 20% felt that energy saving was tiring and would put it towards a holiday. Not everyone was as frivolous, 22% would put the money towards their credit card and 21% would save it for a rainy day.

It seems that ladies are determined to make any spare cash they had go as far as possible while, most importantly, staying on trend and looking fabulous. A whopping 78% would sharpen those elbows and battle the pensioners in their local charity shop to achieve that vintage look a la Kate Moss that is achingly hip at the moment. Gok Wan is renowned for his customisation skills and it seems he has inspired the nation; over 50% of those surveyed were prepared to get creative with a glue gun and some beads and instantly update their tired old shoes.

Shoe sharing was another hot topic and while we have to make do with rummaging through our family and friends collections, imagine your friend was famous with access to shoes that we can only covet in magazines. It seems that everyone wants to get their hands on or should that be their feet into Cheryl Cole's shoes as she swooped 33% of the vote. However the ultimate shoe queen Sarah Jessica Parker was equally as popular with 33%-who could resist all of those Manolo’s? Other popular choices were Kate Moss (22%) and Victoria Beckham (11%).

Girls are even more decisive when it comes to deciding who they would never share shoes, a staggering 53% of the ladies surveyed saying ‘no no no’ to Amy’s blood stained ballet pumps. Posh appeared on both lists with 10% saying they wouldn’t want to slip into her Louboutins, maybe it is because her heels are just too high for some of us mere mortals?


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*586 women completed this survey

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