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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 09:16:16 PM
Pics of me from the sixties mostly in leather brown shoes (probably Buster Browns) or cheap sneakers, over sized galoshes (black with those lethal clamp mechanisms), black "rubbers" that adhered to your feet after recess.

70's- A pair of beige and brown saddle shoes I wore the entirety of third grade, endless streams of plain white tennies until they'd literally turned to rot, my first steal toed work boots, over/under sized dress shoes.

80's- first other than white sneakers, my first pair of checkered vans after seeing "Fast times at Ridgemont High", white sneakers or lineman style boots in the winter. So wanted a pair of those chrome tipped boots sported by Micheal Hutchense from INXS- settled for a pair of black standard military issues after joining the AF- looked awesome with those black stonewashed jeans and oversized sweaters. Also worked well enough with my first Gnu snowboard.

90's- I discovered loafers, sandals, taking my damned shoes off before I went in the home, Fred Rodger's tennis shoes- sneakersno longer had a chance to rot off but rather, disappeared. Ok- I married a lovely japanese girl (still together) who totally altered my foot wear.

Since then? Athletics (as cheap as possible) to run in, or casual events, quasi- dress shoes (sensible?) for work, one rot infested pair for mowing the lawn, Another trashed (but not stinky) pair for construction/diy around the house. Stopped wearing boots in the winter.
 
2012-06-12 09:17:56 PM

Canton: JesseL: 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 :)

True, they didn't. I swear on the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, however, that I did not so much as glance at your profile. (Given your unisex name, I was even hypothesizing about gender.)


Well then color me impressed!
 
2012-06-12 09:18:14 PM
Over 36 posts since my last post- I never realized so many of us wereso gay/ foot fetists
 
2012-06-12 09:19:06 PM

clowncar on fire: Over 36 posts since my last post- I never realized so many of us wereso gay/ foot fetists


Ok- so I type slow. 36 posts since i started my last post.
 
2012-06-12 09:21:05 PM
Just got a pair of Birkenstocks so I've been wearing those exclusively since its summer. Other than that I wear Onatsuka Tiger 81's or Asics Rush 33's casually.

For work I have a pair of brown Rockports and some black Bostonaian Flexlite loafers which are both incredibly comfortable.

/programmer
 
2012-06-12 09:23:02 PM
do i have to do everything around here?

shoedangle.com
 
2012-06-12 09:24:58 PM
farkin' weirdos talking about shoes grumble grumble


f1.pepst.com
 
2012-06-12 09:25:50 PM

SurelyShirley: My boots will tell you this about me.


500 miles (I will walk). I'm gonna be 500 miles?!
 
2012-06-12 09:26:28 PM
i20.photobucket.com
Good Luck
 
2012-06-12 09:26:30 PM
Last time I checked, this isn't Germany.
 
2012-06-12 09:27:37 PM

Omahawg: do i have to do everything around here?

[shoedangle.com image 640x1052]


People still use linoleum?
 
2012-06-12 09:28:23 PM

minoridiot: My wife was wearing these when we first met, and not much else.
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I remember her!

(j/k - hawt shoes)
 
2012-06-12 09:28:28 PM

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

[ries.typepad.com image 299x288]


I am guessing you are a nurse.
 
2012-06-12 09:30:02 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 cracked me up, since my current rotation includes: Nick's Loggers (one pair with caulks), Redwing contractor's boots, Keens sandals, a pair of Birks, a pair of Merrell Moabs,...and a pair of handsewn Italian slip-ons. Some of these, like the caulked Nick's, only get worn on special occasions....

I'd like to see how well this protocol would work on me.
 
2012-06-12 09:30:40 PM
www.pipersandals.com
I wear these for the summertime. Made by a family-owned company in San Antonio. They are the most comfortable sandals I've ever owned. They replace the laces for free, all you pay is the shipping.

www.journeys.com
I wear these kind of Chucks for everything else.

I even wore Chucks under my prom dress. I'm 5'10" and don't like heels.
 
2012-06-12 09:31:54 PM
Didn't read the whole thread. Have Danskos been mocked yet? Most comfortable shoe I've ever worn- uglier than shiat. Although the Danskos aren't real Danskos anymore- you need to buy Sanita clogs to get the original Danskos.

I'm a boring middle manager in health care. My life sucks.
 
2012-06-12 09:36:53 PM

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

[ries.typepad.com image 299x288]

I am guessing you are a nurse.


I hope not- LOL. I look at Crocs and just see workman's comp forms. They are pretty deadly nurse wear. I tell new nurses that they are a crime against fashion, humanity, their knees, hips and ankles and I'd like to never see them on their feet.
 
2012-06-12 09:39:01 PM
4 pair of Allen Edmonds
3 pair of Bostonians
2 pair of Dexters
1 pair of SAS
1 pair of Aldens

4 pair of sneakers
1 pair of hiking boots
 
2012-06-12 09:42:39 PM
Shoes. Ok, I have a pair of jackboots (from WWII), spectators, wingtips and some brown leather dress shoes. At the moment that's about it. I mostly wear the jackboots and the brown dress shoes.
 
2012-06-12 09:44:22 PM

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


Heh. Nice!
 
2012-06-12 09:44:40 PM
What I wear to work:

Link

I have them in three colors. It's ridiculously hard to find size 5 ladies' shoes that aren't juvenile, strippery, or a brazillion dollars.
 
2012-06-12 09:48:48 PM
Steet-toed work boots at work.

These, the rest of the time (unless it's snowing)...

skateillinois.com
 
2012-06-12 09:50:53 PM
What would you think about a person who wore these? img.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-12 09:51:53 PM

kellynoel: I really don't think that anyone could surmise anything remotely accurate about me by my most frequently worn shoes.

[encrypted-tbn2.google.com image 225x225]

Mine are blue, and dirty -- you can see the exact spots that my feet touch.


Early 30s
Casual to a fault
More interested in the weekends than the weekdays
Some college but no degree
Married to a like-minded, easy-going kinda guy
2.2 kids
Suburban apartment in Texas or nearby warm state
 
2012-06-12 09:52:05 PM

bighairyguy: 13EEE, that's is all.


You know what they say about men with big hands and big feet.

That's right, ladies. Big gloves and big shoes.
 
2012-06-12 09:54:50 PM
I'm going to watch the people I admire, and buy their shoes when they give them to Goodwill.
 
2012-06-12 09:57:00 PM
www.flyjumperstore.ca
 
2012-06-12 10:01:06 PM
p2.la-img.com
 
2012-06-12 10:01:51 PM

RibbyK: Early 30s
Casual to a fault
More interested in the weekends than the weekdays
Some college but no degree
Married to a like-minded, easy-going kinda guy
2.2 kids
Suburban apartment in Texas or nearby warm state


Mid 30s
Casual to a fault
Very career focused
Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's and ABD on the doctorate
Single
No kids
Own my home in Florida
 
2012-06-12 10:06:25 PM
It just so happens that I am wearing shoes, so I am getting a big kick out of this thread.
 
2012-06-12 10:06:34 PM

bow: My SO wears these shoes:
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What do you think his personality is like?


thomas-stewart-baker.com
"You have a woman's shoes."

/Tom Baker in Blackadder
 
2012-06-12 10:07:58 PM
I'm always checking out women's shoes.

img.ehowcdn.com

White and trashy, my favorite.
 
2012-06-12 10:08:00 PM

PonceAlyosha: fusillade762: Since we're sharing, I wear a pair of these. Every day. No exceptions.

[www.peltzshoes.com image 360x213]

Uh, those are the shoes I wear, so you are mid 20s, male, broke, gay and a reactionary liberal.


Well, I'm in my 40s and not gay. But otherwise pretty close ;)
 
2012-06-12 10:11:38 PM

brantgoose: Penny loafers:

* with pennies. A traditionalist. Not too imaginative.
* with dimes. Flash. More venturesome but still a pain in the ass to everybody around him.
* ancient Greek. Show-off.
* Old English silver pennies. Old English family, no member of which has let go of a penny or an acre of land in the last thousand years.
* Gold. In your face über Prepster or Arab playboy.
* buttons. Rebellious Quaker. Cheapskate.
* mother of pearl buttons. Rebellious gay Quaker.
* foreign coins of no value. Well-travelled. A bit impetutous in a careful, well-thought out way.
* Quatemalan Indian head pennies. Made you look!


I may have to consider the ancient greek coins...

\Pennies in the burgundy ones, dimes in the black ones.
\\To coordinate colors, of course.
 
2012-06-12 10:15:54 PM
That study is a crock of poop! I have different shoes for various occasions. Everybody does.
Does that mean we are all schizo? Thats probably what their next study will say...
 
2012-06-12 10:17:24 PM
OK, I'll play...

www.famousfootwear.com
Most comfortable flip-flops ever.

benges.com
I've been wearing these for some 15 years (and I'm only on my third pair). They make my feet very, very happy.

www.shoesontheway.com

img.eetoolset.com

Boring work shoes.
 
2012-06-12 10:19:04 PM

sid2112: Forrest Gump taught us this long ago.

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


Came to say/see this.
Leaving sassified.
 
2012-06-12 10:23:24 PM
I wear boat shoes - they're the only shoes that I find to be comfortable.
(except when I'm wearing a dinner jacket, in which case I put up with the discomfort of shiny black shoes).

Not sure what it tells anyone about my character.
 
2012-06-12 10:34:05 PM

mongbiohazard: I bet I would throw the curve on this one. By day at work I wear well polished 10" black leather Corcoran field boots under my black suit pants - and they just look like nice shoes.

[www.nexternal.com image 300x309]


Yup, I wear these but more recently Bates ... toe caps seem to last longer.
Sometimes, matterhorns:

lh6.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-06-12 10:51:20 PM
www.ionoi.it
 
2012-06-12 10:57:41 PM
www.cloggs.eu

and

www.stylshoestore.com
 
2012-06-12 10:57:57 PM

Canton: I'm not sure what Lands' End mocs say, but I live in them.

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(I have one brown pair, and another in a vivid teal...)


It says "I wanted to be treated with respect, but don't want to do anything to earn it (like tie my shoes)"
 
2012-06-12 10:58:08 PM

Greymalkin: [imgc.classistatic.com image 640x537]

Slightly cleaner as I work in a library, but they are super comfy as well as functional. Good for any situation except weddings and other formal functions.


I've worn mine at -40 C and +40 C. I've worn them doing weekend around the house and ... with a bit of wax ... back to work again on Monday.

Epic boots. Just the best thing ever.
 
2012-06-12 11:00:16 PM
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.
 
2012-06-12 11:06:47 PM
My wife had 74 pairs of shoes when I moved her home from college. 74 pairs.
 
2012-06-12 11:09:26 PM
My shoes say that I don't want crippling osteoarthritis when I get older.

/2" heels FTW
 
2012-06-12 11:17:04 PM

Pharmdawg: 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'd recommend something by Magnum. They make the nicest boots I've ever owned. I had the first pair for about 10 years with occasional but rugged use before a sole fell off. I recently got another pair, and they've improved since I got the first.

I've got this model, and they're great. Excellent grip, most comfortable footwear I've ever worn, and they make essentially no noise when you're walking.

For hiking they might not be ideal, but check out the site, I'm sure they have something made for what you need.

And I know they don't look like a classic leather boot, but that's because they're vastly superior.
 
2012-06-12 11:22:00 PM
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2012-06-12 11:29:24 PM
i.imgur.com

West cost conceptual/serial/performance artist Ed Leeper.
 
2012-06-12 11:31:41 PM
Ladies, since we're on the subject, we need to talk about THESE:

1.bp.blogspot.com

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:

www.chefwear.com

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:

4.bp.blogspot.com

"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.
 
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