Shoe therapy has real benefits – study

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By: Matthew Theunissen

Shoes are more than just laces and leather – for some women they may have therapeutic qualities, a new study suggests. Research led by University of Canterbury PhD student Jessica Boyce has found that women who feel more insecure after exposure to “body ideals” own more attractiveness-conferring accessories such as shoes and handbags, but not trousers. “What the research suggests is that shoes and handbags are more appealing to insecure women because they increase physical attractiveness without drawing attention to one’s figure. Trousers, on the other hand, tend to draw attention and that is why they are shunned by this group of women,” she said. Full Text

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