How Life Works

Apr 28, 2015
Updated: 4/21/2015 -
Sponsored by JustFab

What Your Shoes Reveal About You

What Your Shoes Reveal About You

Did you know that your shoes can tell strangers volumes?

According to a study by researchers at Wellesley College, people could accurately determine a stranger’s age, gender and income just by looking at their shoes. No surprise there, but participants were also able to determine whether another person was clingy and insecure in her close relationships, or more laid-back and relaxed, based on the shoes she wore.

"Shoes serve a practical purpose, and also serve as non-verbal clues with symbolic messages," said Dr Angela Bahns, one of the study's authors. "People tend to pay attention to the shoes they wear."

Shoes that were flashy, bright and colorful belonged to extroverts, while ankle boots fit with more aggressive personalities, and uncomfortable looking shoes were worn by calm personalities.

Interestingly, this isn't the first time that personality and shoe styles have been paired together. Online shoe retailer JustFab uses a fun, quick personality quiz to determine if shoppers are a Grand Glam, Classic Cool, or Trendy Chic shoe buyer. This quiz allows their team of celebrity stylists to present shoppers with a monthly collection of personalized shoe selections that they think the customer will love.

And love them they do, due to surprisingly accurate quiz results and the high-quality, high-end shoes they offer.

The cost per most pairs is just $39.95 — that's right, only $39.95 for high-fashion footwear — making JustFab's selections accessible to all women. Combined with free shipping and easy exchanges, it's clear why JustFab has quickly become a leader in online shoe shopping. 

And, as a new VIP member exclusive, JustFab is offering a "buy 1 get 1 free" offer. That’s right, just $39.95 for TWO pairs!

Shoes may be the last clothing item you put on, but they're clearly a critical part of a person's wardrobe, reinforcing how you're judged in business and personal relationships.

Take JustFab's free personality quiz and see what your selections say about you.

This article sponsored by JustFab Copyright Howlifeworks.com 2015