Knackered out women’s shoes are selling for serious money eBay with some well-worn pairs selling for up to £100.
The auction website regularly lists used pairs of women’s shoes for seemingly extortionate prices.
One listing, for example, offers up a pair of “Very Well Worn Women’s Red Wedge Heels” in size six for a whopping Buy It Now price of £250.
A similar listing, for a pair of “Well Worn Black Leather Loafer Office” shoes, also in size six, meanwhile are listed for a Buy It Now price of £1,000 and they look even worse.
There may be more to these listings than meets the eye, however, with The Mirror claiming many pairs are being snapped up by foot fetishists.
To the uninformed, this refers to a particular sub-section of society that derive sexual pleasure from feet and, in this instance, specifically women’s feet.
Previously, a Cambridgeshire blogger revealed to The Sun she had been making serious money by selling her old shoes online.
These foot fetish fans will tend to target well-worn and potentially smelly shoes, with a view to purchasing the items and getting their, er, kicks as it were.
With the potential to make hundreds from items you would otherwise throw out, eBay could now be set for an influx of second hand shoe salesmen.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.