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What are shoe dreams about?

This symbol is identified by words like shoe.

Shoes in dreams is a relatively uncommon dream symbol, occuring in about 1.1% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 90 dreams.

What are the major highlights of shoe dreams?

Shoes is a normal dream symbol. Having shoes in a dream changes the dream in the same way as most other dream symbols.

How does the dream symbol of shoes affect the different aspects of a dream?

Explore different elements related to dreams of shoes

Who is in shoes dreams?

Overall, dreams with shoes are less related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of shoes are more related to insects, more related to close people, and more related to family than dreams in general. They are less related to fantastic beings.

Animals

the same as usual

Insects

more than usual

Different roles

the same as usual

Fantastic beings

less than usual

Distant people

the same as usual

Close people

more than usual

Family

more than usual

Romantic partners

more than usual
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What are the emotions in shoes dreams?

Overall, dreams with shoes are less related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of shoes are more related to embarrassment and more related to confusion than dreams in general. They are less related to sadness and less related to fear.

Happiness

the same as usual

Sadness

less than usual

Grief and sorrow

the same as usual

Embarrassment

more than usual

Confusion

more than usual

Fear

less than usual

Pain

the same as usual

Hatred

the same as usual

Fun

the same as usual

Love

the same as usual
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Who is in shoes dreams?

Overall, dreams with shoes are aren't really related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of shoes are more related to home, more related to work, and more related to human places than dreams in general. They are less related to magical places.

Home

more than usual

Work

more than usual

Human places

more than usual

Transportation

more than usual

Natural places

the same as usual

Magical places

less than usual
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What happens in shoes dreams?

Overall, dreams with shoes are less related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of shoes are less related to aggressive interactions, less related to sex, and less related to disasters.

Aggressive interactions

less than usual

Friendly interactions

the same as usual

Sex

less than usual

Disasters

less than usual
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How do shoes in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?

Overall, dreams with shoes are aren't really related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of shoes are less related to recurring nightmares and less related to sleeping.

Lucid dreams

the same as usual

Nightmares

the same as usual

Recurring dreams

the same as usual

Recurring nightmares

less than usual

Sleep paralysis

the same as usual

Sleeping

less than usual

Waking life

the same as usual
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How do shoes in dreams related the senses?

Overall, dreams with shoes are aren't really related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of shoes are more related to smelling, more related to taste, and more related to touch than dreams in general.

Hearing

the same as usual

Smelling

more than usual

Taste

more than usual

Vision

the same as usual

Touch

more than usual
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How can you make sense of shoes in dreams?

Shoe dreams are relatively uncommon. Among other things shoe dreams are normally interconnect.

Do you think this is true for your dream of shoes? How might your dream of shoes be different?

All dreams have meaning

You can gain insight from thinking about any dream, no matter how strange. Only you, as the dreamer, have final say on what your dream may or may not mean. Each dream is unique.

Look for the differences

The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience shoes in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.

Return to the feelings

Our emotions in dreams can help us understand its meaning. Pay attention to how you felt in the dream. Pay attention to how you feel about shoes in dreams. See how you feel about shoes now, in your waking life.

What are possible meanings for dreams of shoes?

Shoes are put on when one is ready to travel, ready to move. Movement in dreams is associated with movement in your life. You’re “going places,” or at least ready to make progress.

Work is a common area of life addressed through the use of shoe symbolism, because work is closely associated with movement in life. Some types of shoes are associated with work, such as boots or pumps.

Feeling confident about your shoes can symbolize feeling confident about your job or a role you play in life, such as friend or spouse. It can mean you have standing, meaning authority, power, or influence. See: Legs

Missing or lacking shoes can mean you feel that you don’t have standing. It can symbolize being financially broke, or lacking what you need to go to the places in life where you want to be.

Losing your shoes can mean you’ve lost your motivation, desire, or energy.

Shoes are associated with wear and tear, and a dream can use that association to speak to the wear and tear on your body. It shows the mileage you’ve accumulated. Dreaming about worn-out shoes can connect with having a busy life and feeling the effects of it.

Shoes are associated with preparation, especially preparation to be busy. For example, a woman dreams about cleaning her running shoes, reflecting her thoughts about getting ready for the Christmas holiday. She knows she’ll be doing a lot of running around to get ready, and is preparing psychologically. Notice that running shoes and running around connect, and are a clue to the meaning that’s hidden in plain sight.

Buying new shoes can symbolize taking on a new job or relationship, and related ideas. For example, a newly divorced woman dreams about buying stiletto heels, which are connected with her thoughts about getting back into the dating scene. This detail stands out because she never wears stilettos, but she associates them with attractive women. It means she’s thinking about ways of attracting another man.

Shoes are associated with moving on—from a relationship, a time of life, a pattern or habit. For example, a woman dreams about going back to her ex-boyfriend’s place to retrieve shoes she left behind. She’s determined to get them back, but she in reality she didn’t leave any shoes behind, so the shoe-dream must be symbolism. It represents her readiness to move on from the relationship. Her thoughts had been lingering on it, and she decided that time had come to cut all ties.

Heavy shoes, or being unable to find your shoes, can symbolize difficulty moving on, such as after a breakup. It can symbolize being stuck in place, such as in a job or relationship. It can symbolize lack of progress in your career or inner life.

Heavy shoes can symbolize lethargy, lack of motivation, depression, or difficulty with physical movement, especially if movement is hindered by heavy body weight.

Shoes are put on before leaving, so if you dream about your shoes missing it can mean you lack something you need to move forward in your life: opportunity, gumption, money, personal vision.

Because shoes come in pairs, they can be used to symbolize a pairing, such as a couple. And because shoes have soles, they can be used as a wordplay for “soul.” Put soul together with the idea of a pairing, and shoes can symbolize the desire for a soulmate.

Shoes are closely associated with feet. See: Feet

Tying shoelaces can symbolize final preparations.

See also: Clothing, Embarking, Feet, Journeys, Legs, Lockers, Running, Souls

This interpretation is from ""The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings" and is provided by J.M. DeBord aka "RadOwl". He is the author of several acclaimed books about dreaming, the host of The Dreams That Shape Us podcast, and is a moderator of r/Dreams, one of the largest dream sharing communities on the internet.

Examples of dreams of shoes

Read some real dream reports of shoe dreams.. These real life dream reports come from the moderated dream sharing communities of Reddit including r/Dreams, r/Nightmares, r/DreamInterpretation, or r/thisdreamihad. Please note that some of these may contain graphic, sexual, or violent images and text. Use the source link for each dream to view and join the discussion of each one.

Can someone please help me interpret

I (42F) had a dream that I was away with my husband and my old high school boyfriend (dated for 6 years) was where we were staying. He had a Dr with him that was going to take him to rehab (which he needs to go to). IRL: I have not seen him since we are 21, but we have talked on and off over the years. But have not talked for years because of his drug/alcohol problem. It makes him abusive.
In the dream I hugged him, told him I love him and want him to get better.
Back to the dream:
He was also throwing up jelly.
Also my husband told me to change my shoes, when I went to put on shoes, because I might have been wearing the shoes his mother gave me 25+ years ago (which i don't own anymore).

In real life I told my husband the dream. There is no jealousy or anything. My ex is a very sick person because of the drugs/alcohol. Hes the greatest guy in the world sober, but is a horrible scary person when he's using. I cannot talk to him because hes good one day then threatening my families life the next because I left him and his words "he didn't realize the best girl he would have ever had was the one he met at 15". (I left because he cheated, had multiple girlfriends and the alcohol/drugs were already taking over).

I (42F) had a dream that I was away with my husband and my old high school boyfriend (dated for 6 years) was where we were staying. He had a Dr with him that...

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Missing my own wedding, like Cinderella without the happy ending.

IRL I'm divorced with no intention of getting remarried but in my dream I was late for my wedding (to a new guy I don't know, not my ex).

On the wedding day I woke up 15 min before I was due to be at the ceremony, my "friends" were supposed to be helping me get ready but kept stalling dragging me all over town to make me as late and look as ugly as possible. My sister was there (who I no longer speak to because IRL she went out of her way to destroy my marriage). My dress was made of cheap cotton, crushed with holes in it and I had no shoes, they cut and dyed my beautiful hair ruining it and tried to put drag make up on me. I was an hour late and still not ready. I knew I'd missed the wedding thanks to being sabotaged.

IRL I'm divorced with no intention of getting remarried but in my dream I was late for my wedding (to a new guy I don't know, not my ex).

On the wedding day I...

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My very special dream

It started with some military man trying to kill me with a sniper in a house i runned out and jumped behind a dirt wall and had to crawl to not get shot and i was with some other military man ( i cant remember anything else about him) we crawled and jumped on some flying tiles and a wierd man just standed there red coat yellow scarf blue pants black shoes and hair very pale and just listened to music that happened twice suddendly we found a bunker and hid behind a wall we thought there was two soliders coming i stabbed one with a glass bottle and suddendly it became my ex i held her while she fell on the floor and randomly kissed her🤨 and just looked at her. After that i woke up and i cant understand this dream. Please help

It started with some military man trying to kill me with a sniper in a house i runned out and jumped behind a dirt wall and had to crawl to not get shot and i...

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Please help me interpret this

Okay , so I had a super vivid dream , and I think it should have some meaning ? It felt super real.
So basically , it starts off with me and dad putting on our shoes to go somewhere. I'm waiting right outside my house for dad to get something , I notice this scab sorta thing above the front door and I decide to pick on it. Idk why I did , I just did. It looked like a fossil. Bones and stuff. So when I pick , I notice it moving and yeet out of there , it's still in sight.
Then a green snake slithers out of that thing , lunging at me whenever I try to get close. So I keep observing it from a distance and it crawls out of that fossil thingie and its like this tiiiiny green dragon and it sits on an ornamental plant next to the front door. I'm still too scared to approach it. Then it starts getting fluffier and more birdlike , and at one point in the transformation looks exactly like my ( dead ) cockatiel who I loved more than anything. So I have this extremely strong urge to go to it , by the time I walk over , I think the transformation is complete , because in the dragons place sits one of those African masked lovebirds. I immediately start cuddling it and stuff , like I used to with my cockatiel , and it seems to love it. So my mother , who finally notices , is like , she seems cute , why don't you take her inside. So I'm like no , she belongs in the wild. So my mom doesn't think much of it , and tries to pet her too , but the little one flies away when she gets close. Then I woke up to my mom's call. Another thing to note is , I know pet birds cannot be left out alone. The local birds will attack them , not to mention the numerous stray cats. And I still said that it needs to be free in the dream. So yeah this was the most vivid and weirdest dream I had as of late. Is there any way it could be interpreted?

Okay , so I had a super vivid dream , and I think it should have some meaning ? It felt super real.
So basically , it starts off with me and dad putting on our...

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Really confusing dream about time travel I barely remember

So I finished Steins;Gate 0 a while back (it's a time travel anime) and that probably influenced this dream. I basically dreamed that there was some event that made the whole world end or something (can't remember the details) and then I for some reason was thousands of years in the future (I assumed I time traveled there or something) and then my father, his friend and I were desperate to try to go back into the past. They managed to use a black hole and connect to 2 more artificial black holes (don't ask how it's a dream) and create a microwave-like contraption that could go back in time if you went inside it. Now I have no idea how they expected me to fit inside it, but what happened was they were like "go back and save the world" blah blah blah so I had to take off my clothes first to fit inside (don't ask it was a weird dream) and my dad started yelling at me because I was taking so long like "hurry up" and I put my shoes in the contraption and then I was about to go inside and then I imagined the words "done" on the microwave glass (you know like when the microwave finishes cooking something IRL) and then my dad shouts my name really loud and mad sounding and the microwave disappears. Basically I didn't strip fast enough to go back in time. I then woke up and was like "damn it would've been so good if I went back in time." So I went back to sleep trying to replicate the dream. Sure enough a similar dream happened again, though this time instead of it just being 3 people it was an entire group of people trying to go back in time through some giant contraption. Everyone was exiting a building rushing towards a location. We were marching as if we were in a parade. Then I'm not sure what happened, but they ended up time travelling back before I could get there. I was left alone and depressed. I woke up again and thought "damn it why couldn't I go back in time too would've been sick." So I closed my eyes and basically forced myself to go back in time via thoughts (somehow it worked) and I fell asleep again. This time I imagined I succeeded in going back in time and then went back to the future and it looked like my old apartment when I was 7, and I was living alone or something because my parents came up expecting to find me for a visit, and I wasn't there because I time traveled a little too far forward. Regardless I woke up again and was like "wtf." Basically I'm not sure what my dream means, but I'm guessing maybe I'm just worried about letting my parents down?

So I finished Steins;Gate 0 a while back (it's a time travel anime) and that probably influenced this dream. I basically dreamed that there was some event that...

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