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March 31, 2000

What Do Your Shoes Say About You?

woman standing by her collection of sandals

Photo Credit: Perry Hagopian

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THE SHRINK SAYS: "Alfa's shoes exude both style and practicality, showing that she knows how to tailor herself to any situation. She doesn't, however, lose her sense of self just to fit in. She is secure with her image. She is likely in a professional field. Alfa's style shows that she is dependable and has close friends who respect her personal strength."

THE SHOE GURU SAYS: "I get the sense that Alfa loves a tropical vibe, chilling on the beach in an exotic location. She has a resort attitude toward life. People may scurry all around her, but she's mellow and unhurried. She tends toward neutrals like beige and brown, embracing the natural world. Alfa is very grounded as she moves through life. But at the same time, she's not afraid to transform her sandals into a heel, taking it up a notch and embracing her femininity."

THE AVERAGE GUY SAYS: "All of these shoes are showy, but classy. Alfa's a confident woman: When she's dressed up, she's dressed all the way up; when she's dressed down, she's committed to taking it easy. I bet she can be stubborn-- those cream heels look so uncomfortable! But a little discomfort would never keep her from wearing them all night. Being so confident, she's probably a man-eater who tends to control relationships. She's going to be the one dumping the guy, not the other way around." --Andrew

ALFA'S RESPONSE: "It's true--I do wear whatever I want, but I always feel appropriate no matter where I am. I would never have a shoe that was purple or some other wild color! I love summer and how it makes me feel, so sandals are my favorite shoes, as Meghan picked up. Andrew is definitely on target with the cream heels: They're almost impossible to walk in, but they look fabulous. I'm certainly not a 'man-eater' now, but before I met my boyfriend, I definitely snacked on my share of guys. Looks like my shoes still show that!"

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