What Your Shoes Say About You

I’m a ‘Shoeholic’! (like many women), I love shoes; I love to wear them; I love to look at them; I love seeing people in beautiful shoes, when I see women (and sometimes men), my eyes go to the feet first!. If it was possible, my shoe closet would look like this: 

mariah closet

… But it’s not possible; unfortunately:(… By perpetually looking at women (and sometimes men) in their shoes, I realized you can tell a lot about a person, by the shoe they wear. I’ve gotten to a point where I can give a little synopsis of a person just by looking at their shoes, and more times than not, I’m spot on… I believe in ‘Shoe-Analogy’… oh wow!, I just coined a word!… or is it a phrase?! :)…!

It may not be called ‘Shoe-Analogy’ but it is believed that you can actually tell who a person is by their shoes… a research was done at the University of Kansas and published in the Journal of Research in Personality, revealed that “people can accurately judge 90 percent of a stranger’s personality simply by looking at the person’s shoes” the research further stated that “Shoes convey a thin but useful slice of information about their wearers, Shoes serve a practical purpose, and also serve as nonverbal cues with symbolic messages. People pay attention to the shoes they and others wear. The style, value, colour and condition of the footwear can paint a picture of the owner’s emotional, political and other vital personality traits”. The research further revealed that:

1. Obvious clues:

a. Expensive shoes suggest top earners:

expensive shoe1 expensive shoe2

expensive shoe3

b. Flashy, colorful pairs belong to extroverts:

colorful3 colorful2


c. Shoes that may not be new but are immaculate belong to conscientious types.

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2. Other clues are less obvious:

a. Practical shoes belong to agreeable people.

basic2 basic3


So it’s a fact that ‘Shoe Analogy’ exists! 🙂 You can actually tell who a person is by the type of shoe they wear… so, do you see your personality trait being showed above? Do you believe the statements above are true? If you do or don’t, leave a comment. Let me know what you think.



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2158076/How-tell-good-sole-You-really-judge-person-shoes–need-look-else.html, , http://healthland.time.com/2012/06/14/what-your-shoes-say-about-you/ http://provocativewoman2012.blogspot.com/2013/02/inside-mariah-careys-closet.html


2 responses to “What Your Shoes Say About You”

  1. I guess , shoes actually tells you a bit about others personality, but what if it a case of comfort on the job..then as soon as its party time my style goes wild abnormal colors, then what does that say about me ?


    • Everyone wear different types of shoes sometimes, i guess its the pair that u choose…i know that your work shoe is comfy and basic, but its cute…you didn’t choose a boring pair…Also, i think that the article is referring to persons who perpetually choose the same type of shoes…like always flashy, always boring or always expensive, whether or not its comfy.


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