You can accurately judge a person just by looking at their shoes, psychologists say.There's more... much more... at the link above. My take-away... other than the usual "WTF?"... is I'm in trouble. I wear my six-year-old Topsiders ALL the time, unless I'm dressed up for some sorta function that requires a suit or my Class A blues. Or riding a mo'sickle, even though I don't do a helluva lot o' riding these days (read as: none). I'm afraid to think what a beat up pair o' deck shoes... worn without socks, always... sez about me. OTOH, I don't really give a big rat's ass, either.
Researchers at the University of Kansas found that people were able to correctly judge a stranger's age, gender, income, political affiliation, emotional and other important personality traits just by looking at the person's shoes.
Lead researcher Omri Gillath found that by examining the style, cost, color of condition of the shoe, participants were able to guess about 90 percent of the of the owner's personal characteristics.
Expensive shoes belonged to high earners, flashy and colorful footwear belonged to extroverts and shoes that were not new but appeared to be spotless belonged to conscientious types.
While some of the clues like the ones already described were obvious, other clues were more surprising.
Practical and functional shoes generally belong to agreeable people, ankle boots fit with more aggressive personalities and uncomfortable looking shoes were worn by calm personalities.