I remember in my teenage years being taken to get my new shoes for that year and I would always choose a pair of Kickers, they lasted really well since I have a tendency to stomp around - for someone who is barely 8 stone soaking wet, I am very heavy on my feet. I have to say I am loving the new collection, their styles certainly have updated with the times, while keeping that certain 'chunky' appeal they are so well known for - I am seriously tempted by the Metta Low Leather Boots, I mean how good would they look with a ditzy floral dress?
What are your shoes saying about you?
It is a truth universally acknowledged that you can tell a great deal about someone from the shoes they wear. In some respects it’s definitely true, and certain items of footwear – such as ballet shoes or ice skates – have a very specific customer base.
|Some of my faves from the current women's line|
L-R: Kick Emboss Leather Boots; Metta Low Leather Boots; Kick Hi Fold Boots
Subconsciously, we all make some of these judgements about people on a regular basis – regardless of whether we base them on their choice of footwear or not. This means that others are probably doing the same to us, and also suggests that it is possible to influence how other people see us by simply changing our footwear.
Have a look at your shoes right now! Objectively speaking, what do those shoes say about you? Do they say busy mum or hardworking professional? Are they sporty, glamorous or comfortable?
…What would they say?
So, now that you are aware of the influence your shoes can have, you need to think about what it is you want them to say about you. If you want to project a fun and carefree image, then try a pair of Kickers. If you want to seem laid back and relaxed, then flip-flops or sandals will do the trick – although pairing these with socks will say something else entirely.
|Can't forget the boys!|
L-R: Nevermind Men's Slip on Boat Shoes; Kick Chunk Men's Boots;Mani Men's lace Up Shoes
If you are attending a serious business meeting or job interview, think about how you would like to come across. Pick your shoes accordingly and build the rest of your outfit around them. You’ll be amazed how easy this is to do, and how easily selecting appropriate footwear for a pivotal event can give you the confidence boost you need. After all, your shoes speak volumes about who you are. All you need to do is make sure that they’re saying the right things.