Katie Couric's Notebook: Shoe fetish

Platform shoes are another 2010 trend with legs and it appears the higher they are, the better. Sarah Jessica Parker wore these to a November movie premiere. They were big in the runway shows this fall and have been seen on the feet of such famous fashionistas as Anne Hathaway, Lady Gaga, Jessica Simpson, Victoria Beckham, and Jennifer Lopez.
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Every woman has encountered that one pair of shoes -- too expensive, totally impractical and utterly irresistible.

But according to a new study from Consumer Reports, most women have succumbed to temptation many, many times. In fact, the average U.S. woman has 17 pairs of shoes. Move over Imelda, we're catching up!

Nearly a third of those polled have spent more than a hundred dollars on a single pair... and 60 percent say they'll tolerate some pain in the name of fashion.

Now I'm no stranger to the allure of great shoes - but before you fall for your next strappy sandal or pretty pump, check out Toms shoes . For every pair you purchase, the company donates one to a child in need. And they're stylish to boot.

Nineteen percent of us go shoe shopping to cheer ourselves up, but a TOMS high lasts longer. After all, you can't walk a mile in stilettos... but you can walk a mile in somebody else's shoes by making sure they have some.

That's a page from my notebook.

I'm Katie Couric, CBS News.