Our shoes reveal our true soles. Matchmakers and bloggers have laced up that theory for years. Now psychologists at the University of Kansas claim footwear is a good indicator of who we are, according to Claire Gordon in a report on aol.com.
Gordon reports that a study to be published in the August issue of the Journal of Research in Personality boasts some incredible stuff. About 208 volunteers delivered their most commonly worn shoes. Then, 63 students predicted age and income from shoes — without ever seeing the humans. Here’s some of what they found:
- Shoes that were pointy, looked pricey, or were flashily branded were associated, pretty accurately, with less agreeable people.
- Dull shoes in bad condition were worn by people who don’t feel loved and are afraid of being abandoned. And they were pretty on the mark.
- Oddly enough, neon Nikes did not describe an open, social person.
To get away from the research, here’s some fun stuff from Prevention Magazine that discusses what shoes say on first dates — about men and women.
Me, I’m well heeled, no loafers, flip flops or flats for this girl.