Hi, my name is JoAnne, I am female, and I'm a shoe-a-holic. I love to shop for shoes. Shoe sales can stop me dead in my tracks. Whenever I travel, the joke in my family is "how many pairs of shoes did you bring?" This seems to be a common affliction with women. However, some of us seem to be more addicted than others. Just look at the reports of Condi Rice from the 2nd Sept edition of the Gawker: shopping for shoes (apparently costing thousands of dollars) at Ferragamo's last week during her NYC vacation. Not that she had anything more pressing to attend to.... I sincerely hope the shoes were at least on sale.