Sneakers the Sign of a Leader?
Leadership apparently sneaks up on you.
Got a passion for buying sneakers? It could be a good sign, with a poll finding that people who buy three pairs of sneakers or more a year are far more likely to be a leadership type than other people.
Mindset Media, a media company that examines personality traits of different consumers, found that people who buy more than three pairs of sneakers a year are 61 percent more likely to have the qualities of a modern leader. These qualities were defined as having ideas and vision, and a style with others that is both inclusive and decisive.
The survey of 7,500 people, using market research group Nielsen’s online panel, found multi-sneaker buyers were 50 percent more likely to be very assertive and 47 percent more likely to be spontaneous.
I’m pretty sure I’ve never bought three pairs of sneakers in a year. Indeed, I’m not sure I know anyone above grammar school age who wears sneakers.
There were years when I bought three or more pairs of athletic shoes of some variety but I’ve tended to wear running shoes or cross trainers rather than sneakers. I do have a pair of tennis shoes for the incredibly infrequent occasions that I play tennis but they’ll last a lifetime at this rate. Nowadays, I’m mostly in leather-soled dress shoes which I have resoled periodically, or some sort of hybrid casual shoe like Sketchers or driving mocs.