By choosing to wear sneakers instead of shorts and t-shirts, the world’s 100 best women have gone from being the least fashionable of the world to becoming the most fashionable of all.
In a survey conducted by footwear retailer ShoeSource and the Independent, the best-selling shoes for women from a range of footwear brands were:Adidas NMD, Nike Air Force 1, Shoe Source Air Force One, Nike X, Shiseido Mango, Nike Reebok, Nike Zoom, Under Armour Black Ops 3, Under Armor Black Ops 4, Nike Boost, Nike Tubular, Adidas Originals, Nike Elite, Nike Originals 3, Nike Jordan, Underoath, Nike Fuel, Nike Sportswear, Reeboks Classic, Nike Shoei, Nike Yeezy, Nike Ultra Boost, Shiek, Adidas Elite 2, Nike Fendi, Adidas M, Rebero, Nike Aztec, Nike Frees, Nike Pro and Nike Xs.
A shoe is defined as anything with a strap that extends from the sole to the heel.
ShoeSources asked women whether they used any footwear other than a pair of shorts, a t-shirt, a tee, or a pair that would leave a trail behind.
The survey was conducted between May 23 and June 3 and surveyed more than 1,000 women.
The top-selling women’s shoe in the United States was Adidas NMD.
Nike Air Foxtrot and Under Armour X featured prominently on the list, with Nike Rebeok, Rebeoks Classic and Nike Fuel the top-sellers.
Nike Boost also topped the list.
The second-best-selling shoe in America was the Nike Rebo Boost 3, which sold out in a matter of hours.
Nike Air Fox Trunks topped the footwear sales list with a total of 826,000 units sold in the US.
Rebeos Classic and Rebo Fuel were followed by Adidas Origii3, Adidas Sportswears and Nike Air Maxi, which each sold over 3 million units.
The only other shoe on the top of the list was the Under Armour Shoe 3.
The second-biggest-selling footwear was Nike X. The company’s Air Force 2 shoes, which were the top seller, sold 2.2 million units in the U.S. and Canada.
ShoesSource reported that the number of women who bought sneakers from Adidas increased in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the same quarter a year ago.
The trend continued in the second quarter of this year, with sales of Adidas Origi3s climbing to 2.5 million units, up by over 2 million from the previous quarter.
Adidas Origius shoes also saw strong sales, as the number increased by 3.2 percent to 1.8 million units from the prior quarter.
The number of men who bought footwear from Adidas rose from 1.9 million in the same period a year earlier to 3.5 mln units.
The largest increase in sales was seen in the UK, where sales of ReboBoost 3s increased by 2.4 percent to over 4 million units as well as Nike Fuel.
Nike Zoom shoes also experienced a huge increase, with a 10 percent jump to 3 million in sales, while Adidas Origios shoes also increased by 4 percent to 3 mln.
ShoeSource reported a total global market for footwear in the third quarter of 2015 of $2.3 trillion, with the United Kingdom accounting for over a quarter of that.
In the UK it is estimated that women spend an average of over $5,000 on footwear each year.