Why do women pay attention to men's feet?
June 2, 2009 7:39 PM Subscribe
Do women notice a man's shoes and to what extent?
posted by abdulf to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (69 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I was reading Shopgirl by Steve Martin the other night and there were some passages commenting on the shoes a man wore. The main character commented that the man she was interested in wore good shoes and that was one of the checkboxes she marked off.
That's a work of fiction and women may or may not be that superficial. I understand, but I've seen this commentary on shoes in other works as well.
Is this just a writer's need to discuss imagery? Or is there some truth to the fact that women give undue weight to the shoes a man wears? Where do shoes fall in the overall scheme of fashion?
I ask because I must dress for work and I am looking for a new pair of shoes. I can hardly tell the difference between two pair of oxfords, other than comfort and durability, so how can a woman tell without taking off my shoes?
For what it's worth, I normally wear Rockport dress shoes with suits to work. The difference between a $100 and $400 pair of shoes is lost on me.