Keira Knightley rents shoes to satisfy her footwear fetish, reports.

The global economic downturn has forced The Duchess star to cut down on the number of designer high heels she buys, so she has started borrowing shoes instead.

The 23-year-old actress said: “I think when I was very young and I suddenly started earning a bit of money and I could actually afford to buy shoes, I got very excited and bought a lot. I mean a lot!

“I haven’t bought any in quite a while. Now I just rent them for the day. They give them to me for the day and I give them back in the evening, which is good.”