But don't take our word for it. Just look at the new shoe survey from British shoe storage retailer Tszuji.co.uk, which found that 92 percent could recall the first pair of shoes they ever bought for themselves, compared to less than two out of three women who could name the first person they kissed, the Telegraph reports.
(To be fair, those Mary Janes used less tongue and didn't wear braces.)
It gets worse.
The survey, which interviewed more than 1,000 women about their footwear, also reportedly found that 96 percent of gals had remorse about tossing a pair of shoes, though just 15 percent regretted dumping a boyfriend.
"These results show that women are even more attached to their footwear than previously thought," Tszuji director Glendon Lloyd told the paper.
"People always think of women storing old love letters in a shoebox, but in many cases, the shoes themselves are even more precious.
"Women treat shoes like best friends. And it seems their footwear memories last longer than those of their past lovers."
Tough break, dudes. Guess we'd just rather spend some quality time with fellas like Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik.
Meanwhile, see who was named shoe "designer of the year."