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Custom shoes for a customised performance | Dress-shoes

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Many of us have had the experience of feeling more motivated and focused when we’re dressed up for work—whether that means slipping on a sharp pair of custom dress shoes when our normal office dress code is sneakers or, for those who work from home, simply putting a pair of shoes on. But quantifying that feeling has remained elusive.

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Looking good is now more than a vanity thing. It is a
performance issue. Scientists have proven the clothes you
wear can directly affect your performance. The shoes you
wear could affect your performance in the work place and in
finding love. A recently published study from professors at
the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern
University shows that the clothing a subject wears directly
affects their results on a set task.
Many of us have had the experience of feeling more
motivated and focused when we’re dressed up for work—
whether that means slipping on a sharp pair of custom
dress shoes when our normal office dress code is sneakers
or, for those who work from home, simply putting a pair
of shoes on. But quantifying that feeling has remained
elusive.
In this study, a group of participants were given
simple white lab coats (something that a doctor or
scientist would wear) and asked to perform the
same test as the regularly clothed group. Those in
the lab coats made half as many mistakes as the
people dressed normally.
The researchers, Adam Galinsky and Hajo Adam, call their
paper “Enclothed cognition,” a play on the term
“embodied cognition,” the idea that bodily sensations can
affect how we think and how we feel. For example, a 2010
study found that body positions we think of as powerful
(such as standing and leaning over a table or pumping
out your chest) makes people act more confident and
even raises testosterone levels in the body. Just smiling
can make you actually feel happier. Give it a try.
The implications for men’s shoes are profound. If you’re
looking to attract a partner, wearing fashionable customised
shoes will make you look attractive, stylish and confident.
Which will actually make you attractive and confident. If
you’re wanting to improve your executive presence in
boardroom, wearing a fine bespoke men’s shoe will make you
look more powerful and experienced. Which will actually
make you perform more powerfully.

We’ve always known you are what you eat, and know it seems
you are what you wear. Food for thought.

								
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