Hmmmmm. OK, so I mostly wear retro 70's sneakers and whatever espadrilles I can find at the discount store in the summer. Rarely are my sneakers or shoes in spotless condition and yes, I wear them until they fall apart while walking down the street. That's when they are converted to gardening shoes.
Researchers at the University of Kansas say that people can accurately judge 90 percent of a stranger's personality simply by looking at the person's shoes.
"Shoes convey a thin but useful slice of information about their wearers," the authors wrote in the new study published in the Journal of Research in Personality. "Shoes serve a practical purpose, and also serve as nonverbal cues with symbolic messages. People tend to pay attention to the shoes they and others wear."
Medical Daily notes that the number of detailed personality traits detected in the study include a person's general age, their gender, income, political affiliation, and other personality traits, including someone's emotional stability.