What does a man’s shoe say about his personality? Quite a lot actually. It can provide info about his taste, it can predict to notable certainty the kind of women he is interested in and some even claim they can guess with precise accuracy the age of a man just by a quick glance at his shoes. It’s not just all random claims though, one 2012 study conducted by the University of Kansas ratifies this shoe – relates – to – personality claim. Of the sample population used in the study most were able to accurately determine a person’s personality traits just by analysing their shoes.
With the increased attention on mens designer shoes, it’s no surprise that men in response have upped their shoe budgets. Matter of fact, the average male shopper now splurges more on shoes in trendy clothing stores than the average female. However, this is not the sole reason for the uptick in men’s shoe spending – the propagation of durable, stylish yet affordable shoes by streetwear brands like Differio means more men have access to shoes they like at more pocket friendly prices also played a crucial part. In combination with the already vast assortment of stylish menswear, these shoes add a touch of style and class to the sometimes mundane world of men’s clothing.
Today, there’s a shoe category to match the personality and style of virtually every male out there; if you’re looking to infer what shoe types match which personality here’s a handy synopsis;
The overly conscious ‘Loafers’ Men
Loafers are to the male folk what stilettos are to females – an indication of a chic, and trendy fashion sense. Men who rock this clothing obviously care about their appearance and the public’s opinion of their personalities. If you spot a guy of say 18-25 year wearing a loafer, chances are high that he fits the tag of ‘cool guy,’ the kind that has his was way with the ladies. On older men, loafers paint a picture of an emotionally mature yet trendy man
The average guy in a boot, be it men’s combat boots, army boots etc. sees himself as a bold, confident, sometimes baddass guy. Granted they might be overshooting their perceived personalities but do well to expect some form of baddassry from this folk. If the boots come with additional glitter and excessive styling then it’s easy to infer that such a guy has an interest in edgy clothing and perhaps fancy’s sexy clothes for men; which invariably means he will display some edginess at a point.
The Oxford Professionals
Men who rock leather oxfords on a daily basis are either well groomed professionals – or those trying to pass off as well groomed professionals (a lot of men fall into this category). These men usually have a firm grasp on their lives and for the most part are emotionally intelligent. How do you segregate the wannabes from the actual professional gentlemen? It’s all in the details. Is he wearing a pair of matching socks? Are his shoes polished to perfection? Is his suit (or any corresponding dress, for that matter) bespoke? If he ticks all this boxes then maybe his is a professional, anything short of this and he’s still just trying to be one
The Designer guys
If the first thing you notice about a man’s shoes is a conspicuous high end expensive brands trademark red – green color palette, you’re most likely dealing with a boisterous guy who is well invested in the flashy and material things of the world. Mens designer sneakers scream ‘I’ve got the money and I’m willing to spend all of it.’ True to that designer guys burn a heck of cash on the regular on men’s clothing online and won’t pass up on an opportunity to tell you how much they spent on their designer shoes. They’re flamboyant and most are excessively wealthy. Some say their flaunting tendencies is linked to an inner sense of insecurity and cravings to feel more important than they already are. We think they are just enjoying life the 21st century way –with a bucket load of cash.
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