…an unlikely combination you may think, but it turns out they are somehow related!
What I’m really interested in is how the shoes women choose to wear at work reflect on their personalities, if at all.
For example, “practical and functional” shoes were generally worn by more “agreeable” people, while ankle boots were more closely aligned with “aggressive” personalities.
The strangest of all may be that those who wore “uncomfortable looking” shoes tend to have “calm” personalities.
So the images that comes up in my head is something like:
The reason why one may be calm while in dangerous heels is because you need all the tranquility you can get just to stay balanced, focus on walking and not fall! Now, I won’t get into the politics of why I think practicality and comfort is always better than being “calm” and in painful heels that cause blisters and other such discomforts, but long story short, I think it’s fair to conclude this article doesn’t necessarily apply to the work place. Partially because there aren’t reasonable options for formal wear and partially because no one wants to spend more money to get more problems (with their shoes). I can’t wait until either wearing heels isn’t practically mandatory for women’s business attire – if you wear flats you look “unprofessional” and “twelve (years old)” with your long slacks – or decent, comfortable fashion forward options become available.
I know some people can walk in heels all day; I envy you all. For the rest of us, patience will be the key. One of Veni Vici’s future goals will be to supply a small selection of shoes that women currently wear to stay comfortable but professional all day long. Stay posted for that fantastic list. It’ll be the mother of all “comfy shoes for work” lists.