According to the first page we clicked on when we Googled it, around 4543,400,000 people around the world wear some kind of foot covering on a daily basis. Some of these are very sensible indeed and own just one or two pairs which they wear until their toes poke through and then replace. Others own lots and lots of pairs which, if they're not careful, sneakily take over their houses, lying in wait at the top of the stairs ready for the late night toilet stumble, no doubt relishing the opportunity to educate on the dangers of excessive consumerism.
With Easter coming up, we thought it the perfect time to give you a quick run down of potential shoe storage options in the hope of saving some twisted ankles and egg-like bumps on heads.
First up is the Shoe wheel, perfect for the guy or girl with an array of identical and brightly coloured court shoes at their disposal. Probably not so great for workboots or wellies.
Next, we bring you Mariah Carey's shoe closet, complete with its own postcode, satellite navigation system and airport style motorised buggies. Absolutely perfect for Mariah Carey.
Last but not least and our personal favourite is the shoe mountain, ideal for those who have better things to do than worry about where to keep their shoes.