Not tonight dear, your feet are disgusting: Untamed toes are the biggest turn off for women
08:25 GMT, 23 October 2012
It seems that feet, whether their own or their partners, are the least favoured part of the body for women.
This dislike can effect a woman's self esteem and even their sex lives, a new survey reveals.
Feet are apparently the biggest turn-off in a partner with two fifths of women finding it the least attractive part of a man's body.
Not tonight dear: One in five woman admit to avoiding going barefoot due to their feet humiliation
More than two thirds of women are embarrassed by the state of their feet while one in five were so ashamed of their less-than-perfect tootsies that they avoid going barefoot.
And it's not just women who aren't fans of feet. A third of men agreed that a woman's feet are the ugliest body part of their body.
Perfectly pampered: Despite our 'foot phobia' we are reluctant to invest in our feet
However, despite this embarrassment, we are unwilling to spend to improve the state of what lies under our socks.
While two thirds of people say they feel under pressure to keep their tootsies looking good, few invest in looking after their feet.
One in ten women surveyed spend less than 10 a month on foot-care, with just 6 per cent investing in their neglected feet during the winter months.
Although two thirds of women confessed they felt more attractive when they had pampered feet, it seems most women's love of heels is paramount.
Nearly a third of women admitting to wearing painful shoes for the sake of looking good.
Skyscraper stilettos can cause ingrown toenails, unsightly blisters, corns and even shorten muscles in the calves and damage posture.
The survey of 2,000 people was carried out by footcare brand Footner to mark the launch of their new exfoliating socks
These causes the upper layer of hard foot skin to peel away removing any trace of hard skin build-up.