When it came to specific personality traits, the study found that people who wore more practical and functional shoes were more likely to have an “agreeable” personality. Participants who wore uncomfortable shoes were described to have “calm” personalities.
"Shoes have great variety of styles, brands, looks, and functions. Because of this variety, shoes can carry individual difference information, but do they? We suggest that the answer is yes," study authors reported.
Researchers also found that people who have several pairs of shoes or are conscientious about taking care of their shoes may suffer from “attachment anxiety.”
In regards to politics, liberals were categorized as wearing “shabby and less expensive” shoes.
Study authors believe that some people can also mask their personality behind their shoe choices.