Shoes serve as an enhancement to the appearance in most cultures. We ourselves describe shoes as "sexy" and some are specifically designed to be flirtatious. Most men admit that they'd rather see us in a pair of strappy sandals or spike heels than our tennis shoes or "big honkin' shoes" as a friend of mine calls her clunky platforms. There are "barefoot sandals" and ankle bracelets to dress up our dogs and little piggies. The right shoes make our feet look pretty and our legs look better, unless, of course, Jeff Foxworthy is wearing them.
On the practical side, shoes have evolved to fit every need. There are shoes for work, fitness, comfort, weather and safety. Our feet are our connection with the earth, our foundation. Our shoes and feet support us as we move forward on our path. The type of shoe we are wearing in our dream holds the key to its meaning. Take a look at what the shoe in your dream represents for you, personally, to gain insight into its symbolism.
If you've deliberately left your Manolo Blahnik pump at the castle as the clock struck midnight and can't figure that one out, please go back to bed! Maybe you were sporting a pair of Paris Hilton-style custom-designed heiress pumps to work. This would indicate a desire to be paid more money or better - the realization that you deserve more. In this case, a glass slipper could represent stepping through the glass ceiling. Perhaps a raise, promotion or better job is on the horizon.
Are you walking around in the muck without proper footwear? For instance, wearing those Blahniks in the mud could mean you're about to step in a mess, but if you're wearing boots you're protected and will be able to brush it off. Are you trudging through snow barefoot? You may need to really connect with your emotions, especially the more chilly ones.
Did you lose your shoe, or is it wierd-looking or ill-fitting? Your actions and behavior may be at odds with what you really want or believe. You may lack confidence in yourself or the path you are taking. If the shoes hurt, you may lack the energy you need to make progress or an obstacle may have become like a painful blister. Did your heel break? Perhaps your foundation is shaky. Are the shoes old and outdated? Your own ideas may be preventing you from making progress and may need some updating. Now, there's a good excuse for a new pair of shoes!
And yes, if you're wearing, dropping or losing a very sexy shoe and a person of the opposite gender is involved, you may be dreaming of a new love interest or may be aware of a need or desire to spice up your current relationship.
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May all your dreams come true!
Parthena Black is a professional social worker and ordained minister with experience in tarot and runes. For private spiritual counseling and intuitive readings via e-mail, please visit her at oymygoddess.com.