As expected, extroverts wore flashy shoes, wealthy people wore more expensive shoes and conscientious people kept their footgear cleaner. Ankle boot wearers tended to be more aggressive than the rest. We were surprised to see that those who wore uncomfortable looking shoes tended to be calm people.
The one demographic that participants in the study had a hard time judging were those with flat and plain shoes. Apparently, shoe owners who described themselves as “aloof and repressive,” had a hard time forming relationships and weren’t able to communicate many of their traits in real-life. Will this study change our shoe choices? Probably not; b it’s always fun to entertain the latest scientific findings regarding fashion.