According to our friends at How About We, you can basically tell everything you need to know about someone by their shoes. They report:
Researchers at the University of Kansas found that people were able to correctly judge 90% of a stranger’s personal characteristics — their age, gender, income, political affiliation, emotions and more — just by looking at the style, cost, color, and condition of their shoes…The study asked 63 students to look at photos of 208 different pairs of shoes that belonged to volunteers, who had filled out personality questionnaires. They predicted personality traits based upon the shoes they saw.
Oh, God. Okay, these are the shoes I wear pretty much every day:
They’re from J Crew (Mona Pump, warm bisque, $218). What do you know about me, now? Clue: I like boring neutrals. Send links to your shoes! Let’s judge one another! We’re going to beat those kids and be 100% accurate!