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2012-06-12 11:36:34 PM  

Omahawg: do i have to do everything around here?

[shoedangle.com image 640x1052]


Not a fan of high heels. But that is a good looking woman.
 
2012-06-12 11:37:10 PM  
the angels want to wear my red shoes
 
2012-06-12 11:38:45 PM  
I work in a shoe store, and I can definitely tell what a customer will be like, his/her personality, and whether or not they will be a pain in the ass based entirely on the type of shoes they are wearing or looking for. I've found it fascinating ever since I began to pick up on it.

/seriously, this almost never fails.
//people wearing or looking for hiking boots are almost universally the worst customers to wait on. They tend to be giant pains in the ass.
 
2012-06-12 11:46:19 PM  

bighairyguy: EEE


I guess you wear shoes that will fit you, no matter what they look like.

/13A
 
2012-06-12 11:47:37 PM  

chetbango: jboy: Hey guys, what can you tell about me?

[ries.typepad.com image 299x288]

I am guessing you are a nurse.


That's what I was gonna say - last time I had some friends in the hospital, an insane number of nurses wore crocs.
 
2012-06-13 12:00:23 AM  

Pharmdawg: I wear black sneakers because I can wear them at work, home and the gym, but I have a 6 figure income. I really don't like them especially well though. I'd like a pair of black leather hiking boots but I cant find them in my size in a comfort zone that I can stand up in them for 13 hours at work. Suggestions appreciated. Non-smartass suggestions greatly appreciated.


I've been a fan of Wolverine boots for years. Comfortable and durable.
Worn them working construction, and tending bar, sometimes for 12 hours a day, or better.
I'm sure they'd have a black hiker in your size. (Unless you have freakishly large feet, or something)
 
2012-06-13 12:01:35 AM  
wapsculpture.com

wapsculpture.com

What does it way about me that I made these?
 
2012-06-13 12:01:46 AM  

pdieten: bighairyguy: 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

Yes, my Dr. Scholl dress shoes were a perfect fit right out of the box. Not very durable though. I already have splits in both rubber soles that will let water in. Maybe it's time to upgrade to to something high end. Allen Edmonds is having their annual tent sale this week, I live close enough to go look.


Uhhhhh...... uhhmmm......
 
2012-06-13 12:05:20 AM  
shoe-shopping.org
Work
cdn.indulgy.com
Play
supergalacticawesomeblog.files.wordpress.com
in-between.

WHO AM I?!?!?!?
 
2012-06-13 12:08:15 AM  

billymillion: What does it way about me that I made these?


Do you have an online store? Those particular pieces aren't quite my taste, but if that's the sort of stuff you do, I'd like to see more.
 
2012-06-13 12:11:19 AM  

Sid_6.7: billymillion: What does it way about me that I made these?

Do you have an online store? Those particular pieces aren't quite my taste, but if that's the sort of stuff you do, I'd like to see more.


Never mind, managed to find your site. A lot of your stuff reminds me of a girl I was friends with in college. She did a lot of sheet metal sculpture of flowers that were rather suggestive of genitalia.
 
2012-06-13 12:13:08 AM  

Acharne: pdieten: bighairyguy: 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

Yes, my Dr. Scholl dress shoes were a perfect fit right out of the box. Not very durable though. I already have splits in both rubber soles that will let water in. Maybe it's time to upgrade to to something high end. Allen Edmonds is having their annual tent sale this week, I live close enough to go look.

Uhhhhh...... uhhmmm......


I know they sell second-quality shoes at the tent sale. The trick is to find something with flaws difficult enough to find that a sane person would give up looking. Certainly can't be worse than buying $30 shoes at Walmart, anyway. If I can't find anything appropriate, then so be it.
 
2012-06-13 12:14:36 AM  

Sid_6.7: billymillion: What does it way about me that I made these?

Do you have an online store? Those particular pieces aren't quite my taste, but if that's the sort of stuff you do, I'd like to see more.


Absolutely, but my work is not for everybody and NSFW. You can contact me through the site.

www.wapsculpture.com
 
2012-06-13 12:19:36 AM  

Calmamity: Mine say I should buy boots more often

[i3.photobucket.com image 400x300]


I use to work in a Line-X shop (the sprayed-in truck bedliner) and we use to coat that area of steel toe boots all the time, sure does make them last longer.
 
2012-06-13 12:20:22 AM  
i.imgur.com
my guess red suede heels


d44ytnim3cfy5.cloudfront.net

black 3 inch t-straps


www.louboutinlover.com

anne klein slingbacks in black!


those are the ones a see within distance, right now.
 
2012-06-13 12:21:04 AM  
I"m sticking with the clown shoes. They're comfy.
 
2012-06-13 12:22:19 AM  
Wearing these (nearly new) right now. Puma Liga Brown/yellow suede. I admit to being a bit worried about the coming judgement. You know, considering that every dude's shoes posted here make them seem like a moran.
i.pgcdn.com
 
2012-06-13 12:26:04 AM  

xpennyroyaltyx: [shoe-shopping.org image 640x425]
Work
[cdn.indulgy.com image 300x300]
Play
[supergalacticawesomeblog.files.wordpress.com image 400x300]
in-between.

WHO AM I?!?!?!?


-a child at heart who is afraid to grow up
-has a great job
-reasonable, fun, is extremely funny
 
2012-06-13 12:28:21 AM  

Ablejack: Wearing these (nearly new) right now. Puma Liga Brown/yellow suede. I admit to being a bit worried about the coming judgement. You know, considering that every dude's shoes posted here make them seem like a moran.
[i.pgcdn.com image 480x360]


here goes. but it's super hard cuz you only choose one pair!
-neat, clean
-sometimes sporty
-likes being around the "guys"
 
2012-06-13 12:30:02 AM  

maram500: [www.jacksshoes.com image 400x250]
[i.pgcdn.com image 260x260]
[www.ilovecomfortshoes.net image 350x350]

Just curious as to what you farkers think about me. Go ahead.


-really out going.
-loves to be around people
-sometimes LOUD.
 
2012-06-13 12:31:47 AM  

Emnitikcits: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 299x400]
Mine look like this (not mine, hotlinked). I wear them everywhere (except to work, then I wear sneakers)... What does that say about me?


-YOU HAVE really pretty feet.
-clean
-worries about the needs of others, close relationships
-thoughtful and kind
 
2012-06-13 12:33:17 AM  

karmaceutical: [www.shoepeddlers.com image 450x450]
for "formal" occasions

for work

[birkenstocks.sandals4less.com image 350x189]

for play

[www.outdoorgeartv.com image 300x224]

self diagnosis... i'm an uppity liberal slob.


-anthropology-sociology double major?
 
2012-06-13 12:34:49 AM  

Salt Lick Steady: Hmmm... I wonder how people would judge me based on the Dan Posts I wear all the time.

[i761.photobucket.com image 375x375]

/I imagine they'd get it all wrong


Every time I see your Fark handle, I want brisket.
/misses austin.
 
2012-06-13 12:45:22 AM  

VivianVivisect: maram500: [www.jacksshoes.com image 400x250]
[i.pgcdn.com image 260x260]
[www.ilovecomfortshoes.net image 350x350]

Just curious as to what you farkers think about me. Go ahead.

-really out going.
-loves to be around people
-sometimes LOUD.


Kinda close. While I do enjoy the company of other people and I enjoy my music loud...I'm not exactly "outgoing." So you score 67%.

I am, however, teh ghey and I love shoes. Perhaps a selection of my other shoes would have indicated that.
 
2012-06-13 12:52:15 AM  

maram500: VivianVivisect: maram500: [www.jacksshoes.com image 400x250]
[i.pgcdn.com image 260x260]
[www.ilovecomfortshoes.net image 350x350]

Just curious as to what you farkers think about me. Go ahead.

-really out going.
-loves to be around people
-sometimes LOUD.

Kinda close. While I do enjoy the company of other people and I enjoy my music loud...I'm not exactly "outgoing." So you score 67%.

I am, however, teh ghey and I love shoes. Perhaps a selection of my other shoes would have indicated that.


I have a hard time picking out the Ghey. my ex-boyfriend was so much better than me. I dunnomy mind doesnt go there first.
 
2012-06-13 12:53:10 AM  
i want the brisket now.
 
2012-06-13 12:54:47 AM  

hobblekitty: Emnitikcits: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 299x400]
Mine look like this (not mine, hotlinked). I wear them everywhere (except to work, then I wear sneakers)... What does that say about me?

Those look really comfy. What brand are they?


They are Chacos. I love them! The straps are completely adjustable which makes them very comfortable. Plus you can have the straps or sole replaced as needed. The tan lines are rad.
 
2012-06-13 12:56:36 AM  
i1194.photobucket.com
Late to the shoe party, here's my daily drivers.
 
2012-06-13 01:13:05 AM  

VivianVivisect: maram500: VivianVivisect: maram500: [www.jacksshoes.com image 400x250]
[i.pgcdn.com image 260x260]
[www.ilovecomfortshoes.net image 350x350]

Just curious as to what you farkers think about me. Go ahead.

-really out going.
-loves to be around people
-sometimes LOUD.

Kinda close. While I do enjoy the company of other people and I enjoy my music loud...I'm not exactly "outgoing." So you score 67%.

I am, however, teh ghey and I love shoes. Perhaps a selection of my other shoes would have indicated that.

I have a hard time picking out the Ghey. my ex-boyfriend was so much better than me. I dunnomy mind doesnt go there first.


Well, if you couldn't tell by my shoes, then you certainly wouldn't have been able to tell from seeing the rest of me. I haven't got a clue why people are surprised when I tell them I like other men.
 
2012-06-13 01:19:11 AM  
Wish I still had them, but I bought these brown Tommy Hilfiger sneakers in Amsterdam in 2005 that I fell in love with.
 
2012-06-13 01:32:07 AM  

pdieten: Acharne: pdieten: bighairyguy: 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

Yes, my Dr. Scholl dress shoes were a perfect fit right out of the box. Not very durable though. I already have splits in both rubber soles that will let water in. Maybe it's time to upgrade to to something high end. Allen Edmonds is having their annual tent sale this week, I live close enough to go look.

Uhhhhh...... uhhmmm......

I know they sell second-quality shoes at the tent sale. The trick is to find something with flaws difficult enough to find that a sane person would give up looking. Certainly can't be worse than buying $30 shoes at Walmart, anyway. If I can't find anything appropriate, then so be it.


That explanation was eleventy more descriptive than I deserved....but thanks!
 
2012-06-13 02:02:19 AM  

pdieten: I know they sell second-quality shoes at the tent sale. The trick is to find something with flaws difficult enough to find that a sane person would give up looking. Certainly can't be worse than buying $30 shoes at Walmart, anyway. If I can't find anything appropriate, then so be it.


From what I've heard, the bulk of Allen Edmonds seconds are virtually indistinguishable from firsts, and that the shoe bank (the quiet way they normally sell them) is really just a way to quietly discount excess stock.

You should do fine, especally if you can see before buying. Though I'm not sure I've heard of anyone going straight from Wal-Mart shoes to Allen Edmonds before. The thought amuses me. Allen Edmonds are great shoes, you should be happy with them.
 
2012-06-13 02:10:21 AM  

billymillion: www.wapsculpture.com


I like this. good stuff if a bit, well, you know, vaginal. no, i'm not like those other men who are scared to say that.
 
2012-06-13 02:33:48 AM  

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]


Yep, nothing like a good pair of loafers. I was required to wear sneakers through grade school for gym. As soon as I graduated, I threw them out and got a good pair of loafers and never went back. Not only are they comfortable, but are are way more durable and look better than any pair of sneakers I have ever had.
 
2012-06-13 02:34:22 AM  
www.piperswellies.com
 
2012-06-13 03:33:36 AM  

SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: I work in a shoe store, and I can definitely tell what a customer will be like, his/her personality, and whether or not they will be a pain in the ass based entirely on the type of shoes they are wearing or looking for. I've found it fascinating ever since I began to pick up on it.

/seriously, this almost never fails.
//people wearing or looking for hiking boots are almost universally the worst customers to wait on. They tend to be giant pains in the ass.


If you go on a 12-hour hike with the wrong boots, you can wind up with huge blisters, lose some skin, maybe even lose a toenail. That's probably why they're so picky.
 
2012-06-13 04:02:44 AM  

solovus: [barefootrunningshoes.org image 440x440]

The most comfortable shoes I've ever owned.


I want a pair of these, they look like they would be just like being barefoot, but with a measure of protection.

Okay I own sandals, flip flops, moccasins, velvet ballet flats, high heels (from kitten heels to spikes) hiking boots, cowboy boots, Chuck Taylor high tops, snow boots, swim shoes and house shoes... Now I own at least 3 or 4{or more} pair of each type and numerous colors. Oddly enough though, I go barefoot most of the time I'm not 'doing' something.

I like shoes...shut up I'm a girl! We get to like and own any pair of shoes we can afford!

You should see the variety of types of clothes I own also, there aren't many situations that I can't dress for, from branding calves to dinner and the theater.

I like clothes too.
 
2012-06-13 04:08:39 AM  

wallywam1: SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: I work in a shoe store, and I can definitely tell what a customer will be like, his/her personality, and whether or not they will be a pain in the ass based entirely on the type of shoes they are wearing or looking for. I've found it fascinating ever since I began to pick up on it.

/seriously, this almost never fails.
//people wearing or looking for hiking boots are almost universally the worst customers to wait on. They tend to be giant pains in the ass.

If you go on a 12-hour hike with the wrong boots, you can wind up with huge blisters, lose some skin, maybe even lose a toenail. That's probably why they're so picky.


How many are actually hiking in them? I would imagine most are fat slobs who think that wearing hiking boots around every day makes them more less vain and more apocalypse ready then thou, despite the fact that the most strenuous activity they'll be doing is waddling to and from their car. It's the sanctimony of the "practical dresser" who wears all sorts of deliberately ugly crap he'll never actually need. Cargo shorts to be jungle ready, hiking boots just in case he gets scooped up from his air conditioned office and dropped in Panama, high tech wicking shirts to keep him cool and dry for all the exercise he's not doing.

It must be said, not all of them are fat. Some just have a lack of self awareness.

Seriously, if you're wearing hiking boots in a context other than hiking, stop. It's stupid. You don't need them.
 
2012-06-13 04:20:05 AM  
It's true, I'll give a free example: If they are wearing high-heels there is a 100% chance they are a dipshiat.
 
2012-06-13 04:21:09 AM  

Ablejack: Wearing these (nearly new) right now. Puma Liga Brown/yellow suede. I admit to being a bit worried about the coming judgement. You know, considering that every dude's shoes posted here make them seem like a moran.
[i.pgcdn.com image 480x360]


I like those. I may to try a pair when my Skechers fall apart.
 
2012-06-13 05:22:47 AM  

towatchoverme: Ladies, since we're on the subject, we need to talk about THESE:



Now i know what you're thinking. You're thinking: "Oooh, what an adorable pair of everyday flats! Those would look positively cheeky with a pair of pleated dress shorts."

And now you're thinking: "That's creepy, how did he know that? Is he some kind of wizard? Or is he just gay? Like ... oiled-down-and-dancing-to-Ricky-Martin-on-a-float SUPERgay?"

Never mind that. What i may or may not have done for money in college is no concern of yours right now.

Pay attention, ladies. Because when men see these (and we do, or at least, some of us do) what we see is the footwear equivalent of this:



That's right. Your shoes are proclaiming, very loudly, that you don't give a shiat. You got up that morning, took a quick look around, scratched your ass and said "Fark it, i'm wearing the flats to work. They're comfy and i'm tired and i'm so gosh-darned young and pretty, no one will call me on it, anyway."

That last part's key. YOU think men wear ball caps because we don't care about our appearance? Nothing could be further from the truth.

We wear ballcaps because we think we're sexier than George Clooney wearing Ryan Gosling as a dinner jacket.

We're sartorially lazy because, paradoxically, we think we're hot farking shiat and you will worship us no matter how badly we let ourselves go. If you see a guy wearing a ballcap on a weekday, i guarantee he's got a Durango-sized ego parked in the double-wide garage of his soul.

So when you wear a pair of those gawdawful, cheap, Old Navy spring-sale gumball-colored canvas monstrosities on your feet, subconsciously we (or, again, some of us ... the effete, Woody-Allenishly-self-analytical, urban democrats, for example) are thinking to ourselves:



"You're the worst kind; you're high maintenance but you think you're low maintenance."

And we run.

We run as fast as our woefully puny, impeccably shod feet will allow.


I think I love you.
 
2012-06-13 05:26:55 AM  

PonceAlyosha: [i.imgur.com image 640x190]


and like light years right of shoes is "C# Programmer"
 
2012-06-13 06:17:22 AM  
Hum. I bought a pair of $10 dollar sneakers yesterday. That said, I also have a pair of $300 dollar boots. I love sandals the most, though. I suppose this makes me a lesbian.
 
2012-06-13 06:29:02 AM  

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

What do you think his personality is like?


He doesn't give a flying fark what people think of him or his choice of shoes. My kind of guy.
 
2012-06-13 07:32:03 AM  
How right they are. I've often thought this and was just thinking that it is kind of odd that my shoes don't tell a lot about me now.

Then...

L.L. Bean fuzzy slippers almost all the time or boat shoes. Even in the snow I wear the slippers. Even though they have no tread. *sighs*

Why yes, yes I am retired.
 
2012-06-13 08:48:06 AM  

Scaevola: When you greet a stranger, look at their shoes...

Obscure?


Not to me, I was singing this song all the way through the thread. Quite frankly I'm amazed no one else made the reference.

We've reached the time when a deep cut on an early REM album is too obscure for even Fark. I has a sad.
 
2012-06-13 09:00:01 AM  

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

What do you think his personality is like?


NTTIAWWT
 
2012-06-13 09:33:10 AM  

ricewater_stool: Sounds like some psychologist has a foot fetish.


Correction: shoe fetish.
 
2012-06-13 09:33:56 AM  

IrieTom: [www.flyjumperstore.ca image 357x425]


Are those things designed by Aperture Science?

geekrevolt.com
 
2012-06-13 10:39:55 AM  

cptjeff: pdieten: I know they sell second-quality shoes at the tent sale. The trick is to find something with flaws difficult enough to find that a sane person would give up looking. Certainly can't be worse than buying $30 shoes at Walmart, anyway. If I can't find anything appropriate, then so be it.

From what I've heard, the bulk of Allen Edmonds seconds are virtually indistinguishable from firsts, and that the shoe bank (the quiet way they normally sell them) is really just a way to quietly discount excess stock.

You should do fine, especally if you can see before buying. Though I'm not sure I've heard of anyone going straight from Wal-Mart shoes to Allen Edmonds before. The thought amuses me. Allen Edmonds are great shoes, you should be happy with them.


I normally buy $80 department store shoes for work, not Walmart specials. But I developed a hole in a shoe and needed something fast. Walmart was the only store in the immediate vicinity at the time with something usable in my size.
 
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