If you ask anyone of my friends, they will tell you that I’ve always done a shoe check. I suppose it might sound a little crazy, but a shoe says a lot about a personality. Let’s get one thing clear, in a working environment its not always the right time to pass judgment on a man’s shoes. So when is the right time? Well, leisure time, when he is casual, relaxed and himself.
In my journey of meeting the one, I had to meet a few others and along the way, I noticed similar personality traits in shoes. Here are 8 of many, shoe-and-personality-characteristics.
The Flippy Flopper
The Flippy Flopper is casual and probably the type of guy that enjoys life and feels so comfortable in his own skin that he isn’t bothered by what people might think of him. 95% of the time they are surfing or surrounded by nature. They enjoy taking their dog for a walk on the beach and could possibly be a puppy man… a man who loves his dog, but loves his dog even more for being a babe magnet. Generally, The Flippy Flopper is your laid back, very chilled (sometimes too chilled), guy.
The Hippie (aka, Hipster) likes to travel, is a crowd pleaser, has loads of friends and seems to know everybody. He lives in the moment, enjoying every second of his life and doesn’t care what people might have to say about him. He uses a two in one shampoo and conditioner because, well, YOLO and loves down to earth girls who wear dresses and flowers in her hair.
Mr. Casual enjoys music and it forms quite a big part of his life. This guy won’t be found in your commercial-disco-jocky-clubs, but rather in bars or venues involving live bands. He’s easy to talk to and a lot of fun – normally surrounded by a lot of people. Also enjoys the occasional stand-up comedy, is open to anything and sits on the edge of being called a ladies man.
This is the shoe that dates back to the early 90’s – a vintage swag. If this guy steps on your feet, its probably because he is trying to be in your way, to impress you in another way. He could possibly suffer from short man syndrome but lets not generalize completely. He loves attention and will strike up the most random conversation for your attention.
The Cool Guy
Every girl wants him. He is a mans man and a mommy’s boy – and that’s exactly why we like him. He knows how to treat the ladies and doesn’t mind watching chick flicks or help pick up your monthly toiletries. He has a really fun personality and will sneakily knock you off your feet from the moment you meet him. A little bit of a boy next door.
This is only fine if you are at home – not in public! The risk of exposing dirty socks doesn’t phase him. He lounges around in his towel or underwear and hopes that the dishes will eventually wash themselves. He plays PlayStation and only showers when he needs to – sometimes. Expect to pay for yourself on the first date. He wears his shoe outfit with confidence, is awkward around the ladies, sometimes inappropriate, slightly offensive, order takeaways and watches The Family Guy. At the end of the day, he doesn’t mind being alone and reads… instruction manuals. He is a man on his own mission and there is nothing wrong with that – except for the shoes that mission with him.
Mr. I Dont Care
Mr. I Don’t care is super casual and enjoys reading books in his free time. You’ll be surprised to find a huge amount of knowledge hidden in that brain. He is Mr. Encyclopedia and sometimes goes by Mr. Know it All. He sets trends unique to himself and has a favorite T-shirt/hoodie everyone knows him by. Also has a gel-free-hairstyle.
I’m too Hot for Anybody
This guy likes his woman in the kitchen, making sandwiches – gourmet sandwiches. He wears three types of hair gels and owns more skin care products (because “he’s worth it“) than you and your girlfriends combined. He is too busy to call back – the pending man. By busy, he is searching up the latest trends (or girls) and doing his hair, again. He charms his way out of difficult situations. The Jock of Jocks. You always feel underdressed standing next to him and let’s give it to him, he most likely has a very handsome smile and great arms. He has one pose to rule them all and will always be caught on his good side, brutally sacrificing yours. Be careful, because his mood swings could be more erratic than a woman on PMS.