Do You Judge Potential Romantic Partners By Their Shoes?

Refinery29 asked Playboy style columnist Elliot Aronow to ruminate on the first date potential of a bunch of imaginary men based on their shoes.

His conclusions are all positive — Clarks are a win because "this dude is not afraid to sprinkle a little swag sauce on his outfit" while New Balance sneakers deserve the benefit of the doubt "If he pairs them with well-fitting jeans and a good attitude" — but it reminded us of the not-so-groundbreaking study that found you can kinda sorta guess people's characteristics based on their shoes/people LOVE to talk about shoes. As evidenced by the fact that we're doing it right now.

So, IMPORTANT QUESTION: have you ever decided to sleep/not sleep with someone based on their shoes, even partially? Discuss.

[Refinery 29]

(Image via Clarks)