Sunday, August 4, 2013

Hold Up! Let Me See Your Shoes

“You can tell a great deal about a man by the shoes he is wearing,” was advice I was given by my grandfather when I was a young woman. At first glance it may seem trite, but I promise if you heed my advice it will save you hours of heartache and frustration.
For those of you who think I’m telling you to look at his feet for that reason, I need you to pause right now. That is a myth! The size of his shoes only tells you the size of his feet. His shoes on the other hand can tell you something about his financial status, but not everything. Just like shoe size doesn’t really reveal anything, neither does the price of the shoes. For example if his shoes are expensive it might mean that he has disposable income, but it could also mean that he prefers style over substance. In other words he might be frontin’. What you want to look for is quality. Unlike women who will trip around in painfully uncomfortable shoes because they either match our outfits or just make us look so darn sexy, most men won’t spend much time in uncomfortable shoes and make sure they protect their feet. It’s like this: a man with money may wear hand crafted Italian leather, while a man with no money, but a lot of potential, will wear the best his money can buy.
But it’s not just about craftsmanship; It’s also important to pay attention to style. Men who wear conservative shoes are usually solid, respectable men. On the other hand men who wear weird, trendy, brightly colored shoes often have perversions. You don’t have to believe me, but be prepared for a night of kinky sex and a hoarse throat from asking over and over again: “you want me to do what?” if he takes off a pair of canary yellow gators before crawling into bed with you.
Another thing you want to look for is cleanliness. A man who doesn’t take the time to polish his shoes isn’t going to take the time to do the little things that are important to you. If his shoes are dirty and scuffed, say goodbye to flowers and little acts of kindness. If the man you’re into wears athletic shoes all the time, he might not be ready for a mature relationship and could possibly have some issues with responsibility. Consider this: even NBA players leave the Nikes in the locker room sometimes.
Obviously this isn’t scientific, but it’s served me well. To all my male readers: please let me know what you think by writing a message below. Ladies, I haven’t forgotten about you: I want to hear your thoughts, too.