Monday, June 21, 2010

Men, What Are Your Shoes Telling Us?

Collectively, when asked what is the second thing you notice about a guy I typically shout, confidently, "SHOES!"  Admittedly, this is exactly where my eyes wander.  So men if you don't think we notice or that we don't extract some secret information from what is on your feet, you may want to think twice about the stink machines tossed in the bottom of your closet.

First, it has nothing to do with shoe size.  Rather, whether you agree or not, there seems to be a general consensus that style (most important), and secondary to cost, is telling us something vital about a man.  Women form immediate opinions and tend to draw psychological conclusions from foot apparel.  However, there is always an exception to any rule.  Lets say you have a nice pair of shoes.  If paired with the wrong attire or occasion, this too can be a deal breaker!

Why is this important?  Hey, I'm just trying to help all the confused guys out!  Seriously, while in a meditative state and staring out the car window on a road trip, I contemplated what could be utilized to provide details about a fictional character without simply 'spelling' it out in a typical, boring fashion.  What does a pair of steel-toed black boots communicate, or what might someone infer about a guy who wears puffy, white New Balances with a navy suit?


  1. Hi. thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower. Thanks to you, I finally hit 100. WooHoo!!!

    Good points in the post. Shoes really are a telling feature. white New Balances with a navy suit? Ummm....bad taste? :oP

  2. Excellent point! I always notice the amount of wear on a man's shoes!

  3. Sad to day, I've never noticed a man's shoes before. Well, if they were full of holes and his big toe was hanging out, I'm sure I'd notice. But regular shoes go undetected by me. I'll have to start paying attention.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm following you back. :)

  4. Well I have noticed many men who just don't get it. To me, it's a very imperative part of their personality!! Lovely post and an equally lovely blog:)


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