Essay about The Complex Process of Selecting a Pair of Shoes

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The Complex Process of Selecting a Pair of Shoes

I plan to prove that the majority of people that invest money into footwear do so because of style. People usually don’t choose a pair of shoes because of comfort, color, or any other means at all. They usually base their decision of purchasing a pair of shoes on style. There are three tools that I will use during this experiment that will help me out. These tools will be comprised of surveys, interviews, and observations. Through survey’s I will have a sheet of paper with approximately eight questions on it. These questions range from the subjects personal preference when it comes to purchasing a pair of shoes. Whether they do it for comfort, style, color, work related, price, or
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Wearing footwear such as boots, tennis shoes, sandals, etc. are very important pieces of clothing in every person’s life. Without them everybody’s feet would hurt very badly, and become extremely sore due to the fact of all the elements that harm them. It’s interesting to me that out of the hundreds, and hundreds of different types of footwear hwy people choose what they do. I used a survey with eight questions on it. I distributed my survey to twenty-eight people. The results were very interesting because there were so many questions on it that it narrowed down the reasons of why people choose their pairs of shoes. I had participants of all ages, gender, and race. I figured that it was the best way to get a wide variety of opinions, through a different variety of people. I also went to the mall, and spent about an hour hanging around the store Finish Line. I sat on the benches and just watched all of the mall shoppers walk by. All I could do was just notice and take notes of what people were wearing when they walked by. The kinds of things that I noticed were color, brand name, and type of shoe it was. I wasn’t there for very long but I feel that I saw enough to make my conclusion from my observation. Finally I talked to three people to further answer some question that weren’t on my survey. I chose them because I figured that they
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