On NPR today, there was a brief report that researchers at the University of Kansas (go Jayhawks!) have determined that the judgments we make about people based on what kind of shoes they wear are accurate 90% of the time. Liberals wear scruffier shoes than conservatives. Extroverts wear shiny shoes. Finally I can come out of the closet and admit that I often base my entire opinion of strangers on what’s on their feet. There have been guys I’ve been attracted to where the attraction went poof because of footwear and nothing else. I know it’s a superficial quality, but it’s amazing how deep-seated superficiality can be. Now knowing that I’ve been making valid snap judgments: I couldn’t be more proud.
Unless I consider my own shoes. Would I be attracted to someone in these? Not a chance