What is it with me and shoes? So far in this little blog of mine I have shown you “Top 10 cats in shoes” and then it was “top 10 dogs in shoes” Maybe I have a secret love of shoes! Or maybe I just find animals wearing shoes very funny. Well, let us find out if it is the latter as I bring you…
BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About the Symbolism of Shoes
10 – “Just because I am free-range doesn’t mean I like walking in the mud!”
The symbolism of Shoes: In Biblical times a sandal was given as a sign of an oath.
9 – “Do these boots make my tail look big?!?”
The symbolism of Shoes: Shoe dreams deal with walking certain paths in our lives. If you are wearing tight Shoes, the road you are travelling is hard, and much sorrow is involved. Comfortable Shoes indicate you are in a good place in your life and success is around the corner. Buying Shoes indicates you still have quite a distance to travel until you reach your goals. Dirty, worn-down Shoes encourage us to examine our spiritual walk or ask us to take a walk of faith.
8 – “Why am I wearing boots? Can you not see all this mud?!? It’s disgusting!”
The symbolism of Shoes: Superstition says that to dream of losing a shoe predicts an illness. This may originate from an old rural superstition from the UK that advises burning a smelly old shoe in the home to avoid infection in the house. Dusty shoes indicate an unexpected journey and shiny shoes mean happiness in love.
7 – “With these cloth shoes it means I now really do have happy feet!”
The symbolism of Shoes: In the Western world, tossing old boots in the wake of departing ships was thought to ensure a sailor’s safe return home. This tradition is carried out in modern times by tying shoes to the car bumpers after a wedding. This action is said to 1, assure a happy home life; 2, keep a husband from wandering; 3 and all the roads a family takes will always lead back to the home.
6 – “Do I really have to wear these to play in the woods? I’m a big boy now!”
The symbolism of Shoes: Placing shoes on top of a table is symbolic of death. The origin of this superstition comes from the times of hangings in which convicted prisoners were hanged with their shoes still on. Upon letting loose of the noose, their shoes would tap on the surface – the association was translated to table tops.
5 – “These are running trainers if you must know!”
The symbolism of Shoes: Placing shoes in your doorway is a good way to outsmart devils from entering your door. Place one shoe with toes facing out the door, and the other shoe with toes facing in – this is said to confuse dense little demons and keep your home evil-free.
4 – “With these on it will help me stomp on mice!”
The Symbolism of Shoes: In matters of love, if shoes are placed on the left side of the bed in the form of a “T” it is said that a vision of your love will come to call in your sleep. Do not put your shoes souls up under your bed, as superstitions indicate this will cause nightmares and cramps.
3 – “I wear Wellington boots because I don’t want to stand in any poop!”
The symbolism of Shoes: In Hungary the groom drinks a toast to his bride out of her wedding slipper.
2 – “If we are going to be paddling I am wearing my sandals! Safety first and all that!”
The symbolism of Shoes: Today in the U.S. shoes are tied to the bumper of the bridal couple’s car. This is a reminder of the days when a father gave the groom one of his daughter’s shoes as a symbol of a changing caretaker.
1 – “have you seen how prickly those hedges can be? You have to wear shoes in there!”
The symbolism of Shoes: In the Middle Ages a father passed his authority over his daughter to her husband in a shoe ceremony. At the wedding, the groom handed the bride a shoe, which she put on to show she was then his subject.