Shoe fantasies may lead to bunions and fallen arches
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If you’ve ever found yourself daydreaming about the perfect pair of shoes – how they will complement your wardrobe, make you look leggy and be that missing piece in your collection – only to find yourself wandering mindlessly into the shoe store later, then you’re much like the subjects in a recent New York University study.
Authors of the research discovered that fantasizing about a desire makes people focus on the positive aspects of the object of their passion and ignore the negative, according to a report in LiveScience.
For example, daydreaming about shoes resulted in people thinking about how great their legs would look while wearing them, while pushing reminders about bunions and hammer toe out of their train of thought.
“Turning away from contradictory information allows idealized fantasies to be enjoyed untarnished, but may lead to shunning potentially helpful resources for decision-making,” the authors reported, quoted by the news source.
Results of this study suggest that people who are prone to foot problems may want to fantasize about how comfortable their feet will feel in footwear with a roomy toe box and good arch support, as these features are highly recommended by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.