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What does it mean to dream about Shoes
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What does it mean to dream about Shoes
  • A dream about shoes may symbolize how you are moving forward on your career path or spiritual path in life.

  • May represent your understanding of something, since your shoes are under you when you stand.

  • For further insight consider the type of shoes, if you own a pair and where or when you would wear (or have worn) them.

  • Wearing shoes in a dream
    May represent being down-to-earth or well-grounded.

  • Shoes that don’t fit right may suggest you are not being true to yourself -- your actions are not aligned with your beliefs.

  • Not wearing shoes
    Being barefoot may suggest being carefree.

  • May symbolize poverty and being homeless.

  • May represent having little or no protection or resources.

  • Changing shoes
    May represent a major change in life; such as a change of jobs or change in a relationship.

  • May symbolize a change in your attitude towards, belief about or approach to something.

  • May represent a change in your understanding of someone or something.

  • Wearing inappropriate shoes
    May suggest being unprepared for a situation.

  • May represent an unwillingness to conform to what is expected of you.

  • Losing or forgetting your shoes
    May suggest that you are unprepared or unwilling to take the next step or move forward in a waking life situation.

  • May indicate you have forgotten an important step or you may not fully understand something important.

  • Types of Shoes in dreams
    To determine your dream interpretation of shoes, consider the type of shoes. For instance, is it a loafer, a sandal, a wedge? Each has a different connotation.

  • Loafers may suggest “loafing” off or being unproductive.

  • Sandals may symbolize comfort or being easy-going.

  • Wedges may represent a wedge – a separation or misunderstanding in a relationship or group.

  • Platform shoes may symbolize your political platform or beliefs, or it may suggest you are making yourself bigger or taller than you really are, or you may be “rising to the occasion” or “standing tall” and proud.

  • Ballet shoes may symbolize a need to “tip-toe” around someone or something; or you may be doing a balancing act.

  • Baby shoes may represent approaching something in an immature manner; or may suggest taking “baby steps” in some aspect of life.

  • Sneakers may symbolize being sneaky; being active; or a need to be quick on your feet or be able to run away.

  • Boots may symbolize taking a firm stand on something; or it may be a pun on “getting the boot” or getting fired. “These Boots are Made for Walking” also comes to mind.

  • Slippers may symbolize “slipping up” or making a mistake; or may symbolize feeling comfortable and “at home”.

  • To wear the shoes may suggest that the characteristics you assign to the shoes apply to you in waking life. To see them and not be wearing them may suggest that you are unwilling to do, act or believe whatever the shoes mean to you. To see them in the closet may suggest that you are “in the closet” or in denial about these characteristics within you.

  • To wear shoes that you actually own may be a reference to a time you wore them or a suggestion that you wear them for an upcoming event or situation.
Figures of Speech to Consider
These are some common idioms related to shoes that may or may not make sense in the context of your dream. You may think of others which can help you determine what your dream means to you.
  • • If the shoe fits, wear it. (If a remark applies to you, you should accept it, even if it is unflattering.)
  • • Comfortable as an old shoe (very comfortable or familiar).
  • • Wait for the other shoe to drop. (Wait for the rest of the bad news or see what happens next.)
  • • Fill someone's shoes (replace someone).
  • • Have the shoe on the other foot (to experience the opposite of what you have already).
  • • Put yourself in someone else's shoes. (See or experience something from another’s point of view,)
Questions to ask yourself to help you determine what your shoe dream means to you
  • • What type of shoe is it?
  • • Are they shoes I would normally wear?
  • • Do the shoes fit?
  • • Whose shoes are they?
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