Who Knew Shoes Were So Important to Our Dreams?

Doing a little online research about the health benefits of wearing shoes led to several articles about the role shoes play in the psychic world. Needless to say, psychics have a lot to say about shoes and their symbolism. Shoes are especially important in our dreams, or at least that is what I was led to understand. Who knew?

Sigmund Freud asserted that dreaming about shoes was a subtle nod to sexual frustration. But of course, everything with Freud was linked to sex in some way. And Freud was no psychic, either. In the world of crystal balls and tarot cards, shoes mean a whole lot more than just whether you and your partner are intimate enough.

Where dreams are concerned, shoes can be good or bad. It all depends on context. But isn’t that the case with just about everything in life? Even in the awake world, context has a lot to do with how we feel about our footwear.

Different Types of Shoes

The psychic world looks at how shoes appear in dreams through several different lenses. The first lens sees shoes by type. For example, old shoes appearing in a dream allegedly suggest that you have relationship troubles that need your attention. Maybe you and your spouse aren’t getting along. Perhaps you are estranged from a child. Maybe there’s a coworker who just rubs you the wrong way.

Dreaming about baby shoes means you are either really having a baby and you are anxious about it, or your subconscious self anticipates that there is a rough patch coming ahead. How your subconscious would know that is not quite clear. But hey, there is a lot about the psychic world we mortals don’t understand.

Actions Involving Shoes

Sometimes, shoes play a prominent role in dreams only in terms of the actions surrounding them. For instance, dreaming about a shoe shop and observing yourself buying a new pair may indicate that you are struggling with some sort of decision. You are looking to take a new direction in life, and you don’t know which way to go.

Maybe you dream about wearing shoes. If the shoes are new, it suggests you are planning to take a trip. Old shoes are a sign that you are content with your life and circumstances. You are happy with your family, your job, etc. If one of your shoes is new and the other is old, forget everything you just read. Your psychic inner self appears to be confused.

Interestingly, none of the psychics researched for this post mentions anything about wearing overshoes. Could it be that no one dreams about GC Tech waterproof shoe covers or those big, bulky galoshes we all wore as kids? And if so, what does that say about our deepest feelings toward shoe protection?

Wearing No Shoes at All

Despite no discussions about wearing shoe covers, many of the psychics did discuss wearing no shoes at all. What does it mean? Some say it suggests that you lack self-confidence. Maybe you’re struggling with knowing who you are as a person. You can get up and go anywhere until you figure it all out. On the other hand, you might be channeling Opie from The Andy Griffith Show.

Who knew shoes were so important to our dreams? The psychic community appears to have known for a long time, despite the rest of us being largely ignorant. But now the cat is out of the bag. Next time you dream about shoes, know that your footwear might be trying to tell you something important about your life.

Talon Daly

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