…more than 92 per cent of women could remember the first shoes they bought with their own money.
Less than two, however, in three recalled the name of the person they first kissed, the survey found.
An overwhelming 96 per cent of women said they regretted having thrown away a pair of shoes, while only 15 per cent felt sorry at dumping a boyfriend.
More than 1,000 women were questioned about their feelings towards their footwear and what they could remember about their shoes compared to their relationship memories.
Previous research has shown that the average woman has 19 pairs of shoes.
But she only wears four pairs regularly and one quarter of the average woman’s shoes have only been worn once.
One in six women has more than 30 pairs of shoes in their closets, while a third have trouble finding the room to store then all.
On average, women purchase four pairs of shoes per year.
While the majority of women say their shoe buying habits have not created money problems, one in seven have hidden a new pair of shoes from their partner.
Six in ten women have regretted at least one shoe purchase.