I have a confession to make.
I often make shoe contact before I make eye contact.
A bit shallow? Absolutely!
All that wrong? Maybe not.
A study published in the Journal of Research in Personality revealed that people can guess a stranger’s age, gender, income and certain personality traits with 90% accuracy by looking at their most-worn or favorite shoes.
According to the study,
:: Practical and functional shoes generally belong to agreeable people.
:: Ankle boots fit with more aggressive personalities.
:: And uncomfortable looking shoes are worn by calm personalities.
The study also found that people who wear stylish shoes are more likely to earn more money.
And psychiatrist Carole Lieberman, MD, claims women who wear brightly-colored shoes tend to be more playful, bigger risk takers, and more extroverted.
And those who prefer wedges and low, wide heels may be a bit insecure.
While I don’t agree with all of these conclusions, I do think our choice of footwear represents - in part - how we feel or want to be perceived.
I put on taller, more bold heels when hitting the town with my husband because I want to feel special, sassy and unique.
:: I wear black patent leather pumps for important business meetings because I want to feel confident, classy, but show a bit of personality.
:: And I don my favorite sporty wedges when running errands or out-and-about with the kiddos on the weekend because I want to feel like me (heels), but still be able to run, skip and jump without worry.
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Here’s to putting your best foot forward!