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(Medical Daily)   Study finds that you can judge 90% of a stranger's personal characteristics just by looking a their shoes. It's like looking into their sole   (medicaldaily.com) divider line 419
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2012-06-12 07:26:49 PM

groppet: Me too. They last forever and take abuse.


Yep, I started wearing them when I was waiting tables. I got them to last a year and a half, and put insane amounts of mileage on them. Nice part is, I also know of a Van's outlet store where I buy last year's style for about $35/pair. Or I could but about 4 $20/pair WalMart shoes in the same timeframe, and have sore feet all of the time.

They're durable and nice-looking. Can't beat that.
 
2012-06-12 07:27:12 PM

BrainyBear: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 640x410]


You are a US Senator.
 
2012-06-12 07:27:35 PM
1 pair Kenneth Cole leathers, black
1 pair shiatty cheap worn sneaks
1 pair Wolverine work boots
1 pair Columbia sandals
1 pair Gubmint issued combat boots

I wear the footwear right for the environment

/Liberal geek
 
2012-06-12 07:27:39 PM

IntertubeUser: None of this little boy/little girl/dirty hippy flip flop/sandal shiat. And running shoes are for running.

Allow me to introduce you deranged sissies to real shoes for real men that aren't lumberjacks or contractors...

[i.stpost.com image 220x220]


That's a joke, right?
 
2012-06-12 07:27:46 PM

Fliegan: Fliegan: The only time I ever judge a person by their shoes is when looking for a new apartment. If the landlord wears scruffy shoes (especially if they have holes in them), he will not maintain the property well.

/Holes in the shoes means duct tape to fix ... everything

Or maybe he takes such pride in his work and is always fixing things up that he doesn't have time to run to Shopko for a new pair.

Nope ... never experienced that. Would be nice though. I've had landlords use duct tape to "repair" a broken window pane, a running toilet, crumbling plaster and peeling paint. All of those guys wore leather deck shoes with holes in them.

Took me a while to learn that lesson. Silly me.


If you're conscientious about things in one area of life, you probably will be in other areas of life. If you keep your shoes in bad repair, odds are that keeping anything else in good repair doesn't cross your mind much.


Ordinary Genius: Oooo, can I play? Allen Edmonds strands. Light brown. Go.


Late 40's, high income, stable and responsible, liberal. I don't associate conservatives with tons of brouging and light browns- black captoes or similar would be more in order.
 
2012-06-12 07:28:40 PM
Oh yeah, Cowboy boots!
/Imelda
 
2012-06-12 07:29:22 PM
Never trust anyone who wears shiny shoes.
 
2012-06-12 07:30:06 PM

skodabunny: Coming Soon: Shoebook, the dating website.


Might as well, not like the current sites aren't pure crap anyway.

Of course people would cheat and post pics of the shoes they think people will like as opposed to what they actually wear.

The Real Weedlord Bonerhitler: So if I want to change my "characteristics" I only have to change my shoes and in doing so, I can manipulate what you think of me.

I like it!



A study that discovered that changing your shoes could change your personality would be damn interesting. Designer shoes on prescription would be an easy way to solve a lot of personality disorders, and a lot more fun.
 
2012-06-12 07:30:35 PM

FloydA: BrainyBear: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 640x410]

You are a US Senator.


WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER
 
2012-06-12 07:33:07 PM

gittlebass: i wear the new balance 420 running shoes, i'd say this is accurate


makemarijuanalegal.org
These?
 
2012-06-12 07:34:19 PM

Omahawg: red win


My Red Wings are now almost 17 years old, I got them freshman year of college. They've been re-soled twice, but worth every penny. Still look great, and damn comfortable. I can wear them in the fields hunting and then out with a pair of jeans, or even khakis. And yes, girls dig them.

And anyone bashing flip flops probably lives where it's cold. Since it's over 90 here in March, and was 103 yesterday, yeah, I wore flip flops to work. Just got a new pair of Reefs this weekend, as I blew out my old pair. With bottle opener in the sole of course.

Of course, I also own nice shoes, as I used to have a job where I wore a suit, but thank god I don't now.
 
2012-06-12 07:35:03 PM
What footwear I'm wearing at any given moment, depends on where I am and what I happen to be doing, i.e. home, work, gym, a date, etc. I am the same person, regardless of activity or location, which in effect, renders this study rubbish.
 
2012-06-12 07:35:18 PM

Mikey1969: groppet: Me too. They last forever and take abuse.

Yep, I started wearing them when I was waiting tables. I got them to last a year and a half, and put insane amounts of mileage on them. Nice part is, I also know of a Van's outlet store where I buy last year's style for about $35/pair. Or I could but about 4 $20/pair WalMart shoes in the same timeframe, and have sore feet all of the time.

They're durable and nice-looking. Can't beat that.


I'm currently wearing a pair of wal-mart chuck knockoffs (wider toe box, which is nice for my foot shape). They're well enough built and I'm certainly comfortable in them. Of course, I don't require assloads of arch support and cushioning because the muscles in my feet are strong enough to not require it.

FloydA: BrainyBear: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 640x410]

You are a US Senator.


Heh.

As an aside, Senators are all over the place. Most wear at least decent dress shoes, some wear very nice ones, some the velcro orthotic things, and some wear what are best described as retired hippie shoes.
 
2012-06-12 07:35:41 PM

pdieten: bighairyguy: 13EEE, that's is all.

So you're the reason I can never find that size on the shelves. Dammit. I knew somebody was buying them.


I get mine at Walmart, Dr. Scholl's brand. They're cheap and they fit perfectly. I can put on a pair of athletic shoes right off the rack and walk three miles without any problems.

/Worst childhood (60's) fear was buying new shoes
//Except for flying monkeys
 
2012-06-12 07:36:10 PM

Diogenes: [musicisart.ws image 560x375]

I don't think I want to know these people.


Those are just grotesque and give me the heebie jeebies. Why would you want to make it seem like you're deformed?
 
2012-06-12 07:36:27 PM

caution: "However, psychologists noted that rarely some people will purposely choose shoes just to convey a certain public image that is different from their real personality."

Fascinating. Reminds me of this

[talklikeaphysicist.com image 640x266]


That cartoon is wrong. Women can't do math.
 
2012-06-12 07:37:01 PM
I wear mens walking shoes for work most of the time, if not that then running shoes

I don't think the sandals would work too well

I hate dress shoes

I think the steel toed boots would be too heavy
 
2012-06-12 07:38:12 PM
"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."

I never would have guessed, amazing!
 
2012-06-12 07:39:30 PM
downstairs: I wear unassuming, inexpensive gym shoes. ANALYZE THAT!

Are they Chuck Taylors in some quirky color, perhaps with novelty laces? Because that means you're a douchebag.
 
2012-06-12 07:40:04 PM

Ordinary Genius: Edmonds


I love my Allen Edmonds!
 
2012-06-12 07:40:33 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-12 07:43:39 PM

TravisBickle62: Ashtrey: TravisBickle62: Ashtrey: [www.boots99.com image 300x300]

[cdn.hypebeast.com image 500x420]

The two pair I wear most often, what does that say?

Fat guy trying to look rugged

Click my profile, I'm actually rather scrawny.

Fake profile picture, the shoes never lie


Touche. I'm way too damn lazy to update my profile or host a new pic of myself. This round to you good sir.
 
2012-06-12 07:44:07 PM

IntertubeUser: None of this little boy/little girl/dirty hippy flip flop/sandal shiat. And running shoes are for running.

Allow me to introduce you deranged sissies to real shoes for real men that aren't lumberjacks or contractors...

[i.stpost.com image 220x220]


I couldn't agree more. Understated and versatile.

On a related note, short pants are for children. Come on, people.

COME ON!
 
2012-06-12 07:45:35 PM
Ok, I'll play. Allen-Edmonds, several pairs; Merrell Road Gloves; Aerostich Combat Touring Boots.

Difficulty: I want a pair of Barefoot Ted's sandals.
 
2012-06-12 07:46:20 PM

wildcardjack: Mine say "This is what I can get in a size 14 because the purchasing managers think we're all jocks"

I want Ryan Stiles hand-me-downs.


by from zappos.com

Also, casualmale should have stuff in your size
 
2012-06-12 07:46:32 PM

pdieten: Ordinary Genius: tlchwi02: ZAZ: Teva sandals today, other days Rockport shoes that are overdue for shoe polish.

Judge me.

well let me go off of their main criterion and we'll see? "age, gender, income, political affiliation, emotional"
age: 23
gender: male
income: mid 40's
political affiliation: democrat
emotional: relaxed

how'd it work?

Oooo, can I play? Allen Edmonds strands. Light brown. Go.

Male, 35-50, needs to dress to impress. Perhaps banking or law. Earns enough money to drop three figures on shoes he wears almost daily. Could go either way on political affiliation but not likely a far-left-winger.


Not bad. Except 26, and libertarian.
 
2012-06-12 07:48:23 PM
Tabi boots here.
 
2012-06-12 07:50:40 PM
Jikatabi here too. Terrified my boss in the elevator. "NINJA REINDEER!" were her exact words.
 
2012-06-12 07:52:13 PM
www.shoepeddlers.com
for "formal" occasions

for work

birkenstocks.sandals4less.com

for play

www.outdoorgeartv.com

self diagnosis... i'm an uppity liberal slob.
 
2012-06-12 07:52:54 PM

JesseL: [i100.photobucket.com image 640x512]


Are you an outdoorsy and practical type, possibly sporting a beard?
 
2012-06-12 07:53:37 PM
My footwear is always picked for its ability to keep sawdust out when sawing wood.

For those times when you never know you're going to have to saw wood.
 
2012-06-12 07:53:56 PM
www.melonwater.com
 
2012-06-12 07:55:27 PM

minoridiot: My wife was wearing these when we first met, and not much else.
[i136.photobucket.com image 500x500]


Your wife is a stripper?
 
2012-06-12 07:55:47 PM
Hmmm.

I have a pair of these:
images.dockersshoes.com

a pair of these:
www.zappos.com

a pair of these:
img.wolverineworldwide.com

and some target flip flops.

WHO AM I????????????????????????
 
2012-06-12 07:56:32 PM
I wear either a 10 year old pair of Clarks, or a generic pair of Costco tennis shoes. i guess that says I'm lazy and I want my feet to be comfy.
 
2012-06-12 07:59:54 PM

IntertubeUser: None of this little boy/little girl/dirty hippy flip flop/sandal shiat. And running shoes are for running.

Allow me to introduce you deranged sissies to real shoes for real men that aren't lumberjacks or contractors...

[i.stpost.com image 220x220]


Hey, I think those are the pair I'm wearing right now. I recognize the tread pattern.

/kinda miss my flip flops.
 
2012-06-12 08:01:01 PM

sid2112: [www.engagedc.com image 400x300]

Forrest Gump taught us this long ago.

Really I'm the first to think of this one?


I can't believe I had to scroll so far to find this. I almost thought I was going to have to post it, after 235 freakin' comments!

/those look like comfortable shoes...
 
2012-06-12 08:02:51 PM

sid2112: [www.engagedc.com image 400x300]

Forrest Gump taught us this long ago.

Really I'm the first to think of this one?


This.

I was really thinking that would have been in the first few posts. Fark, I am disappoint.
 
2012-06-12 08:02:57 PM
I don't see how you can judge a person by their shoes. What I wear varies by what I'm doing.

Sneakers, skull & crossbon converse, motorcycle boots, English dressage riding boots, paddock boots (casual equestrian boots), work boots, dress shoes (two styles), custom made "Faire" boots.
 
2012-06-12 08:06:47 PM

KWess: Clarks - tell me who you think I am.

[cdn.hypebeast.com image 640x427]


I think you're a person who knows great shoes. Clarks farking rule.
 
2012-06-12 08:08:36 PM
Crocs, Docs and Chuckie T's. Black or brown. This is my favorite pair of shoes I have ever owned:

ecx.images-amazon.com

/Why yes, they do go fast. Why do you ask?
 
2012-06-12 08:08:46 PM

KWess: Clarks - tell me who you think I am.

[cdn.hypebeast.com image 640x427]


I'm gonna guess that you graduated from high school around 1995.
 
2012-06-12 08:09:42 PM

MeinKampfyFark: [i100.photobucket.com image 608x336]

/I mean, seriously, how often do you really look at a mans shoes?


Quite often. Shoes tell a lot about a person, his habits, his personality, and whether or not he would be a **** for work for. The heels especially tell you whether or not he is introvert, extrovert, balanced, or a *****************r.
 
2012-06-12 08:12:09 PM
Smart strippers have known that for YEARS! Lots of guys will dress differently than they are when going into a strip club. Poor guys often like to dress up nice because they think it will get them extra attention. Rich guys often dress shabby & comfortable because they don't want to be harassed. But a smart stripper will always look for shoes. That tells you income level, personality, occupation, and a whole slew of other information.
 
bow [TotalFark]
2012-06-12 08:12:37 PM

Mister Pleco: bow: My SO wears these shoes:
[i.pgcdn.com image 260x260]

What do you think his personality is like?

I just want to say that "The Electric Cheetah's" menu looks nom-my.


It's delicious. If you ever get a chance to go to Grand Rapids, you should stop there. Also, make sure you check out the bathroom.


Just so everyone knows, my SO has a great personality. He stands out in a crowd, even without the shoes.
 
2012-06-12 08:14:10 PM

Canton: JesseL: [i100.photobucket.com image 640x512]

Are you an outdoorsy and practical type, possibly sporting a beard?


Indeed, but I suspect that the researchers didn't have access to the subject's fark profiles :)
 
2012-06-12 08:14:11 PM

FloydA: BrainyBear: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 640x410]

You are a US Senator.


You left out Republican.
 
2012-06-12 08:14:15 PM

IntertubeUser: None of this little boy/little girl/dirty hippy flip flop/sandal shiat. And running shoes are for running.

Allow me to introduce you deranged sissies to real shoes for real men that aren't lumberjacks or contractors...

[i.stpost.com image 220x220]


TheBigJerk: IntertubeUser: None of this little boy/little girl/dirty hippy flip flop/sandal shiat. And running shoes are for running.

Allow me to introduce you deranged sissies to real shoes for real men that aren't lumberjacks or contractors...

[i.stpost.com image 220x220]

Hey, I think those are the pair I'm wearing right now. I recognize the tread pattern.

/kinda miss my flip flops.


I think I have those shoes too. Wear them for anything remotely formal from job interviews to plays to funerals. Otherwise it's my Keens (one pair of lace-ups, one pair of sandals), Asolo Fugitive hiking boots (goofy name for a great farking boot), or Rainbow slippahs (flip-flops). Or bare feet, as often as I can get away with it.
 
2012-06-12 08:18:06 PM

ialdabaoth: [lifetishstyle.files.wordpress.com image 400x600]


Under twenty, female, sponging off of upper middle class parents, does something in a publishing house or similar low-paying, high hip career, a romantic, a bit naff, definitely masochistic, a Tweety Bird in the WB typology.
 
2012-06-12 08:19:04 PM

CruJones: Omahawg: red win

My Red Wings are now almost 17 years old, I got them freshman year of college. They've been re-soled twice, but worth every penny. Still look great, and damn comfortable. I can wear them in the fields hunting and then out with a pair of jeans, or even khakis. And yes, girls dig them.

And anyone bashing flip flops probably lives where it's cold. Since it's over 90 here in March, and was 103 yesterday, yeah, I wore flip flops to work. Just got a new pair of Reefs this weekend, as I blew out my old pair. With bottle opener in the sole of course.

Of course, I also own nice shoes, as I used to have a job where I wore a suit, but thank god I don't now.


I got my red wings my freshman year of college too. Thought it was kinda gross.
 
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