What does shoes mean in dreams?

Today’s term from Dream Sight: A Dictionary and Guide For Interpreting Any Dream is Shoes.  For no particular reason…


Universal Landscape:  How grounded you are.

Dreaming Lens:  Were you wearing shoes?  Were you looking for shoes?  Were you shopping for shoes?  Were you putting them on or taking them off?  Were they yours or someone else’s?  Were you aware of whose shoes you were wearing?  Was someone else wearing your shoes?

Personal Focus:  Shoes simultaneously protect our feet as well as express our sense of style.  Our feet symbolize how grounded we are and our ability to maneuver effectively on our chosen path.  The shoes that we wear or see in a dream reflect two things:  how we protect the stand we take in life and how we express ourselves with regard to the steps we take as we walk through life.

Looking at a particular pair of shoes to wear in a dream connects to a direction you have not yet embarked upon but may be considering.  Noticing someone else’s shoes might point to a number of thoughts about others, including envy, judgment or compassion–the latter of which can only occur when you have walked a mile in another person’s shoes.

A single shoe means a path that is only half-considered, or a switch that occurs midway through a process.  Losing or looking for shoes might point out insecurity that keeps you from moving through life in a more grounded fashion.  Sneakers or athletic shoes connect to speed and increased performance.  High- heeled shoes make a statement about a deliberate presentation that has impact, but can debilitate movement.  Wearing a very expensive shoe might illuminate issues around the desire for abundance.

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111 Responses to What does shoes mean in dreams?

  1. Michael Asare August 31, 2016 at 9:23 pm #

    Well is true by far what u said but, I don’t know if u could tell me why I had a particular dream twice the same night about my mother helping me to put on a new pair of shoes I’d never seen before in my life.

  2. Michael Asare August 31, 2016 at 9:32 pm #

    Hello there everyone,please could anyone help me with a more specific answer about shoes in ones dream ? I in one night had the same dream about my mother trying to help me wear a pair of shoes that I’d never ever seen before in my life. What does that mean, is it a good sign or a bad on ?

  3. Lyn Doucet August 31, 2016 at 10:09 pm #

    It could be your mother; it could be the Great Mother. The interpretation would depend on your reaction and your relationship with your mother. New shoes might mean something new, a new journey in your life. The new thing coming. What your mother or The Mother’s help might mean depends on your reactions/interpretations.

  4. LG October 19, 2016 at 5:59 pm #

    i dreamt of shoes dropping and hitting the floor with a loud bang. They were nice shoes But as I looked at them they disappeared. What does that mean?

  5. Lyn Doucet October 19, 2016 at 7:39 pm #

    There is an appealing place (situation) where I wish to go/be in my life. It seems tenuous and the opportunity might disappear.

  6. Shanna November 2, 2016 at 6:32 pm #

    I had a dream that a man (I believe to be one of my brothers), handed me a new pair of blue shoes. They were odd looking because they were loafers but had a kind of platform heel on it. When he gave them to me, I was unsure they would fit but when I put them on I was then surprised they fit just right.

  7. shazz November 5, 2016 at 1:24 pm #

    does anyone know what it means to dream I was holding a round shaped pair of metal shoes, they were painted yellow and I was looking down at a woman who had orange cloth\sock type slip on shoes, they were material ones like the ones the police would use for forensic but they were orange

  8. essi November 16, 2016 at 9:19 pm #

    to shazz. might be a guilty conscious about something u have done and afraid of getting caught.

  9. Grace November 22, 2016 at 6:12 pm #

    I dreamed that im going to church or occassion
    And wearing two different style of shoe on my left is a brown nice looking brown pointy heel and on the right is more like a ballerina but like a wedge heel creamy or off white color but while wearing those im still looking for the other pair of the one im wearing in the left foot. After searching i saw the other pait of the brown pointy shoe but never worn it in my dream.

  10. Raymona November 23, 2016 at 9:41 pm #

    Dream my husband to his father old shoe

  11. lotte December 10, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

    i have a dream that i was search for a wedding dress and this dress i find come with some shoes and i tell the lady from the store i think this black shoes are so ugly and i hate them and i want other shoes.
    these shoes looked like some kind of socks and are black. what does my dream means?