Here’s What Your Shoes From Journeys Say About You
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Similar to clothing, the psychology behind the type of shoes you wear can say a lot about your personality and interests. Fortunately, stores like Journeys offer the kind of shoe variety that caters to the style and brand preference for a wide range of people, including Adidas, Converse, Vans, and Dr. Martens, to name a few. Considering your preferences in colors, patterns, and styles, your unique tastes in shoes are a projection of your personality, whether you prefer modesty and comfort or like to stand out with a vibrant color scheme.
We highlighted our favorite shoes from Journeys below and paired them with those who we think may love them, too. While this is not an accurate display of your personality by any means, you might discover something about yourself that you didn’t realize based on your shoe collection. Plus, we provide tips on how to get the best shoe deals at Journeys to save on your next purchase. So, read on—and you can thank us later.
You’re outgoing and like to keep it casual.
Converse’s Chucks are as much of a staple as Vans’s Old Skool Skate shoes. When talking about sneaker love, you can’t forget to include Chuck Taylor All Star Hi sneakers. What’s great about these shoes is that, even when they get worn out, they’ll have a vintage appearance so you don’t have to worry about tossing them out too soon if you like that style. They also come in a variety of colors, but the white ones are an all-time classic and leave a blank canvas for you to express yourself. If that includes doodling with a Sharpie, then so be it!
You’re calm, cool, and collected — and definitely prefer comfort over style.
adidas is one of the most popular shoe brands that sporty and casual wearers have in their collection. The Swift Run X Athletic Shoe in Black Monochrome is a pair that adds a clean finish when paired with any outfit. For a lighter and brighter look, you also have the color palette option to opt for white and red as well. It features a breathable mesh upper with synthetic heel overlay for added support, which is perfect for those long walks or sessions on the treadmill.
You like to keep it simple with an edgy vibe.
You’ve heard everyone call them Docs or Doc Martens. If you like wearing chunky boots, the Dr. Marten Jadon Boot in white checks the box! Instead of glitter or floral patterns, the white color is enough to make you tell everyone that you welcome attention without trying too hard. Plus, you can wear them during any season — with a midi dress during the spring, denim shorts and a tank top during the summer, plaid pants and a turtleneck during the fall, and a long puffer jacket during the winter. The Jadon boot is the chunkier version of their signature air-cushioned slip-, oil-, and abrasion-resistant PVC outsole. Don’t forget to wear socks that peep out from the boots for extra style points!
You haven’t given up the “Sk8r Boi" phase from the 2000s.
Avril Lavigne’s iconic song hasn’t left your playlist, and neither has your “sk8tr" heart. If you own a pair of Vans Old Skool Skate Shoe in black, then you probably own a few pairs of (or many) skinny jeans. These shoes are classic and pair well with most casual outfits. The shoes come in a wide variety of colors too, so you have the option to choose from fun options like neon orange, green gecko, dahlia purple, and more. Featuring a sturdy suede and canvas upper with signature side stripes and classic vulcanized sole construction for flexible grip and traction, these Vans are instantly recognizable and great for environments like a skate park or a rave. As styles change, these shoes will not.
You despise the hassle of winter clothing and get cold feet often.
The Womens UGG® Classic Short II Boot is the ultimate winter classic that’ll keep you warm and cozy from the ground up. If you’re always on-the-go, these boots are the perfect slip-on and head-out footwear on colder days. While we can’t recommend wearing the boots during the summer when it’s hot, we can say that these boots feature revamped features like pretreated sheepskin uppers that repel moisture and protect against stains, plush fleece lining for unparalleled warmth and comfort, and new Treadlite by UGG outsole for more traction and durability.
You’re whimsical and full of creative spirit.
Fully molded and easy to clean, Crocs Classic Tie Dye Clog catches the eyes of anyone who sees them while also offering a vented forefoot for breathability and easy drainage of water and debris, heel strap for a secure fit, and lightweight, non-slip outsole for flexible traction. The allover multi-color tie-dye effect instills inspiration — or a psychedelic dream — in the artist who wears these Crocs.
You’re laid-back and always down for a last-minute spontaneous adventure.
Birkenstock is a brand for the great outdoors — or a trip to the supermarket. No matter the situation, wearing a pair of Birkenstock Arizona Sandals is not only comfortable but also easy to wear with any outfit. Yes, that includes sweatpants! If you own a pair, that means you like to take it easy but will also go on last-minute walks with your friends. These sandals are easy to slide into and promote comfort, balance, and support. They feature a textured Birko-Flor upper and anatomically correct cork/latex footbed molded to the contours of your foot. The adjustable buckles allow you to seek a more comfortable fit, and the flexible EVA outsole offers lightweight shock absorption and moisture-wicking dual-layer jute for sandal preservation and durability.
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You’re an athlete on the move.
Even if you’re not an athlete, that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up like one! These New Balance 574 Summer Mesh Athletic shoes feature durable all-mesh uppers, ENCAP midsole for comfort, and a flexible rubber outsole for traction. Whether you prefer wearing jerseys or tees, these shoes go with any sports outfit, especially because they come in a wide variety of colors. The red and navy color scheme looks like the colors of a sports team; wear them on the court or field so you feel like you’re one of the athletes! You’re also someone who doesn’t mind the N logo or the brand name on the shoes because, for many people, it’s all about the brand.
Your closet is filled with streetwear clothing.
Like many popular brands with timeless designs, Timberland is one that you see on the streets or on the mountains. While the Timberland 6-Inch Classic Boots are labeled for men, anyone can wear them. Made from premium waterproof leather, Timberlands can handle any conditions, making them the perfect match for adventurers. They’re also a great match for hip-hop dancers and trendsetters who often have a deep love for streetwear style. If you have baggy jeans or sweatpants, you can easily slip on these boots for an effortless look that’s more stylish than casual.
You’re most likely a fashionista who prioritizes both style and comfort.
Over the last few years, Fila has raced to the top of popular shoe brands that you see on everyone’s feet. The pair of Fila Disruptor 2 shoes in particular are not only stylish but also comfy for the person wearing them. With a retro athletic appeal, the shoes kill two birds with one stone by satisfying those who are trendy and those who are constantly on their feet. The shoes come in different color schemes, but you can never go wrong with the OG white. They’re great for casual outfits and outings, but that’s not to say you can’t wear a dress with them if you don’t want to wear heels. But, we’ll leave the outfit styling to you.