July 10 (Bloomberg) -- If you have been reading newspapers
or websites, listening to the radio or watching TV over the past
few weeks, you have probably heard the news: “You CAN judge a
person by his shoes.” Beginning in mid-June, word of a
psychology article titled “Shoes as a source of first
impressions” began circling the globe.
Describing an experiment by researchers from the University
of Kansas and Wellesley College, many reports declared that
shoes alone reveal just everything about the wearer’s
personality. “Overly aggressive people wear ankle boots,”
proclaimed a Los Angeles National Public Radio host.