posted by: Shomore in General on April 18th, 2008
On the latest edition of ‘This Week in Shoes’, Shoesense posted a link showing us how to judge a man by his shoes. On the flip side, there is an interesting post on what a woman’s shoes says to a man. Here’s an excerpt:
I have an odd habit when I see an attractive woman just walking down the street. Most guys check out the body, the hair, the eyes, the teeth, the face… For me, the second glance is always a look at her shoes.
Now, I know that’s weird, but let me explain. Shoes, to me, tell a lot about the person who’s wearing them. Guys aren’t usually as picky about clothes, mostly because it’s not often a big deal in most situations. Obviously, power suits for the office, and a jumper for the mechanic shop, but in the “casual” category, clothes aren’t that big of a deal. I mean, most everyone wears jeans and a t-shirt, right?
But its the shoe choice that really makes me think, especially for girls, who more often than not have at least ten pairs of shoes. (At least from the girls’ closets that I’ve seen. Shoes are a big deal.) Each sends a different signal, including the color choices and patterns. Here’s my little mental guide… Via Unfocused Productions
Kyle lists a few broad categories such a high and low heels, sandals, boots, tennis shoes, (no flats or wedges though?) and by color. While I do have a few high heels (which are mostly collecting dust) and tennis shoes (for the gym), I suppose my shoes fit into these categories:
Low Heels – Girls in low heels usually are only wearing them because they are wearing a skirt. It’s either a dress occasion or a business meeting, and so low heels are a practical, but still business-oriented choice. These girls often are secretaries, or other such personnel. They’re usually pretty down-to-earth, and are easy to talk to. They don’t often wear clothes to draw attention to themselves, but think a little more practically.
Conservative colors, such as white, black, or brown, fall between the “Low Heels” and “Tennis Shoes” categories. These are girls that are more conservative.
Okay, so many of my shoes are for pure functional reasons - I wear a lot of shoes with either low heels, wedges, or chunky heels because they are more supportive than narrow heels and I need a boost because I’m 5″3 . Also, I rarely wear a skirt and used to be a software developer and now I’m a project manager so maybe the assessment isn’t spot on. But if you follow Shoesense’s wisdom and take this with a boulder of salt, there are any elements that are accurate and at the very least, quite entertaining. I’m definitely quite conservative with my finances, actions, etc. I’m laid-back (or so I like to think). I’m pretty non-fussy about things and low maintenance (minimal if any makeup and don’t need too many things even though I may like them) and I do try to attract as little attention as possible.
So, I’m curious, what category do fellow shoe lovers fall in?