If the shoe fits

My Dad believes that you can tell a lot about a person by the shoes they wear. My friend Andrew also subscribes to this theory. I used to scoff at the idea that you could judge someone so quickly and actually be right about it. But I’m starting to find that it’s actually kind of true.

So after some extensive google research, I present the social psychology of shoes:

A person who wears the same pair of shoes everyday is someone who is uncomfortable with change.

A person who wears a pair of shoes that are worn around the soles or has holes in them is lazy, careless, and has self-destructive tendencies.

A person who wears open toe shoes with socks is generally unhealthy and has a fear of intimacy.

A person who wears open toe shoes all year long, even in winter has a superiority complex and suffers from anxiety.

A person who wears the same style of shoe but in several different colours tends to be hyper-focused and not very original.

A person who only wears closed toe shoes has control issues.

A person who only wears open toe shoes has trouble with authority.

A person who does not generally wear shoes is either a baby, a homeless person, or an idiot.

A person who wears between five and 10 pairs of shoes is well adjusted.

A person who wears more than 20 pairs of shoes embraces change and likes boundaries.

A person who wears more than 50 pairs of shoes is complex and moody.

A person who wears more than 75 pairs of shoes suffers from separation anxiety.

A person who wears over 150 pairs of shoes is obsessive-compulsive, has strong ties with the past, and has no limits.

And while we’re on the topic, here’s a few pics of funny shoes I found on the web. I don’t think any psychology is necessary to analyse the wearers of these little beauties. They say FREAK loud and clear to me!

2 thoughts on “If the shoe fits

  1. According to this substantial analysis – I am a lazy idiot with a superiority complex. I can live with that.

    I am however, married to someone who embraces change – but dreams of being obsessive compulsive.

  2. Haha, did I sound like one of your students? “I read it on the internet so it must be true”. Lol.

    I don’t think Miss Leigh could ever own 150 pairs of shoes. Not if she sticks to her rule of one pair in one pair out :)

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