Study finds personality traits linked to shoe choice

You can’t judge a book by its cover. You can, however, judge a person by what’s covering their feet. Plus, business lessons from rock stars, bacon sundaes, the ASPCA replaces Sarah McLaughlin with LOLCats, hamsters riding Doritos, and more.

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They say if the shoe fits … New research from the University of Kansas explored the correlation between a person’s character traits and his or her most commonly worn shoes. Volunteers completed a personality questionnaire and provided a pair of their favorite footwear. Students were then asked to guess the age, gender, and social status of each participant strictly by the 208 different pairs of shoes collected. See what people think your shoes say about you here.

I’m left wondering how someone wearing this shoe might be categorized. (NSFW)

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