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What do your Shoes say about you?

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posted on Oct, 29 2021 @ 10:40 PM
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This thread seems innocuous enough, so I'll play. I like my white high top tennis shoes. Been wearing that kind of shoe for about 40 years. Long before they were the fad in the late 1980s. I play lead guitar in a rock and roll band, so I have to be comfortable on stage and the hightops help my ankles.
edit on 29-10-2021 by TrulyColorBlind because: Corrected a typo.



posted on Oct, 29 2021 @ 11:26 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

I hate to say this, but the publications which discuss these topics give me a chuckle. In my world, for a while, during a phase, boots were important (to me). However, since then I've learned a few things which were kind of a surprise to me. Ironically, it wasn't shoes which proved it to me, but something else...watches (but that's another story).

The truth is, people seldom even notice what kind of shoes a person wears...unless...the person wearing them brings the subject up. In fact, 9 out of 10 people wouldn't even notice if you had shoes on at all. sure, if a gal wears a super-mini skirt and shiny black boots up over her knees, people are going to notice, but short of that they won't.

One time my wife called me from work, and she was mortified. She has two pair of shoes which are the exact same except one pair is black and the other is dark blue. The morning in question she accidentally put on one blue and one black shoe in the dark before going to work. You couldn't even hardly tell the difference, even in the bright sunlight, but she could (oh boy could she!). We were both over 100 miles from the house so going back to get the correct shoe was not an option. Poor girl was all upset and on the brink of crying, begging me to do something, anything. I jumped in the truck and went and found the nearest store which sold shoes (a pair of black winter Crocs) and headed to the rescue. Not a single soul had even noticed the two different colored shoes. She felt better though, so I guess that's all that mattered.

Anyway, what shoes people wear means far more to the people wearing them than they ever will to someone else.



posted on Oct, 29 2021 @ 11:57 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Maybe I’m weird, i notice shoes, watches, collars, hats. Maybe its the artist in me.

Most rich people don’t wear what we expect as rich people watches like Rolex’s. I know because I worked with the super wealthy. Some of them wear some pretty cheap stuff.

Just wanted to add I get comments on my shoes no matter what I wear (all the time) but I think its because I have freakishly small feet. I wear a size 5.

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posted on Oct, 30 2021 @ 12:34 AM
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Yikes, I've worn the same pair of old crocks for years. I muck out the barn in them, go to work in them, walk around the house in them, go to restaurants in them (back when my kind were allowed in). The soles have split into layers that leak if it rains so I really need to get a new pair. They are so ugly but just too handy, hose them off and you're good to go.

That said, I do have a weakness for fluevog shoes and have four and a half pairs. Lost one in a move and never threw out it's buddy. Thinking of turning it into a plant pot.

Guess I haven't got anywhere to go anymore that requires nice shoes.

edit on 30-10-2021 by igloo because: spelling



posted on Oct, 30 2021 @ 02:04 AM
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I recall a woman at work telling me with steely seriousness, "Shoes Make The Man".

I guess I spent too much time out West. I like boots to protect my lower calves as well -- "bite this hard-a** leather, you varmint!"

Cheers



posted on Oct, 30 2021 @ 09:12 AM
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I did the same thing as your wife in high school when I was more concerned about my appearance.
I got dressed in the dark and then got to school and looked down at my flats-I had one dark blue one and one black.
I wanted to murder myself. It was absolutely horrifying for a teenage girl. Thankfully my government class teacher let me go home to correct my mistake.
By the way that government teacher was the most stellar: she told us all how we need to keep the right to bear arms was the most important part of our rights to defend ourselves from the government and others.
If you are wondering where: this was in west Texas.



posted on Oct, 30 2021 @ 11:08 AM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
The truth is, people seldom even notice what kind of shoes a person wears...unless...the person wearing them brings the subject up. In fact, 9 out of 10 people wouldn't even notice if you had shoes on at all.


Broads typically check out your shoes first. Even before your bank account.



posted on Oct, 30 2021 @ 11:25 AM
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What do my shoes say about me?

WHAT SHOES???

I do wear shoes when I must for practical purposes. Flip flops work when I just need to step outside for a moment, just tennies if I'm going out and about. Sometimes sandals but I don't like driving in sandals, so only if my hubby is driving. If I need to look halfway put together, then it's usually lace-up booties with jeans. If I have to actually look good, then it's flat pumps with a skirt/dress. I avoid such occasions as much as possible though!

I have been considering getting some new chukkas though... apparently that makes me a coffee-loving hipster... LOL!!! I gotta tell my kids that one. They'll get a good laugh!



posted on Oct, 30 2021 @ 12:14 PM
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My shoes are chosen mainly for comfort and sometimes for function.

I have a good pair of Brooks for my exercise class and occasional outdoor evening practice. I need them to provide good support for my feet. After years of being a runner, I got very particular for how shoes would fit when I was engaged in athletic activity. So I am most picky about athletic shoes.

My old pair of exercise shoes has retired to casual walk-around status. They won't hold up to a real pounding, but they still look good, so I can run errands in them, wear them to work, etc.

My next oldest pair that has developed wear holes in them on the uppers is my "mud" shoe pair. I wear them when I'm getting down and dirty, and they're going to be tossed not long after they pass through that phase and fall apart or the Brooks need to be retired and everything passes down.

As for summer, I have a decent pair of flip-flips for walking around, an ancient pair of foam ones that I use for wearing out on the drive and practicing in (no traction means I can get pivot in my feet). I like to wear a pair of wet-dry hiking sandals (Keens) for most summer wearing around where I would otherwise wear sneakers.

For the office, I generally get one or two pairs of summer sandals that will coordinate with most of my office wear, and in the winter I do the same only with comfy flats, maybe a pair of ankle boots which is my current arrangement.



posted on Oct, 30 2021 @ 01:28 PM
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I'm either wearing Birkenstocks or Doc Martens.

I have weak ankles.




posted on Oct, 30 2021 @ 02:26 PM
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originally posted by: GENERAL EYES
I'm either wearing Birkenstocks or Doc Martens.

I have weak ankles.



Love Doc Martens!!!



posted on Oct, 30 2021 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

I was lucky and found a pair still Made in England.

I've tried the newer ones made in China, but they're too small, awkward, and pinch.

Old School for the win!



posted on Oct, 31 2021 @ 06:05 AM
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Steel toe Redwings for work, Keen hikers when I am outdoors playing in the woods. Mostly barefoot or sandals when in comfort mode.




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