Like most fashion and beauty items, the shoes you wear for can say a lot about who you are as a human. Not only does your footwear of choice arguably hint at your daily mood, but it’s a sartorial symbol often wrapped in clues about your hobbies and interests. Shoes are, after all, armor with which we can protect our feet as well as the foundation needed for taking on whatever the day may throw our way.
So, whether your favorite kicks are comfortable, chic platforms that transition perfectly from work to play, or a pair of suede flats because you can’t be bothered with any kind of heel, here’s what your favorite type of shoe says about you.
If there’s one way to describe you, it’s laid back. You go with the flow and see where life takes you. Whether it’s to a music festival in the middle of nowhere or to Europe with a one-way ticket, your easy breezy personality sees you on eye-opening adventures constantly. With booties on your feet, you’re ready to take on whatever life may throw at you next.
You would consider yourself a serious person, but you’re still a major goofball at heart. Every time you have had an intellectual conversation with a complete stranger at a bar, you send your friends hundreds of silly face selfies on Snapchat throughout the night. Your work life is very professional, but once you have your favorite pair of stilettos on, you go straight to having fun. You like a balanced existence, and your sky high heels keep you focused on maintaining said balance.
If you often reach for flat sandals, you’re probably all about being active and staying on your feet. Even though you have an office job, you much prefer speaking to your coworkers in person rather than shooting them an email or calling them from your desk. You’re a true extrovert and get your energy from others. You’re also almost always the one your friends go to when they need someone to talk to.
You stay current, and your love of fashion and style has you falling for trendy things. However, you’re a creative person who actually analyzes the design process of those latest trends. Sometimes you even DIY a few things yourself, because that’s how good you are with your hands. Your friends, of course, always ask you where you got your clothes when you made them yourself.
Some of your celebrity idols are Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé. Thigh-high bootsooze alluring qualities and a sexy silhouette, and you love that you can’t wear them to work or even out for coffee without feeling like Queen Bey herself. You love a strong martini, but you like black coffee just as much.
You’re a true old soul. Your friends ask you to go out, but you would much rather stay in and watch a ’50s movie. You have no idea what Twitter is, and still don’t understand the concept of hashtags. You would describe your personal style as a sailor girl from the ’40s, and you love polka dots and cats. A kitten heel gives you just enough lift and personality to take on the day, so it’s always been a staple in your wardrobe.
You’re a total girly girl. As much as you hate to admit it, you love anything pink, anything with a pom pom, and anything that reminds you of your favorite Lisa Frank sticker books from elementary school. Platforms give you the stability and focus you need to get through the day, and not become too distracted by puppy videos on YouTube. Or, you know, online shopping for another pair of platforms.
You’re always on the go. Your schedule is jam packed with activities on top of work and chores, and that’s just the way you like it. Your friends think you’re crazy for never taking a break, and they all wonder how you survive a day. You thrive off being busy, though, and the only time you really break is to sleep.