In general, to dream of shoes signifies your attitude towards life. You are a very practical person and are steadfast in your opinions and principles.
If you are changing your shoes, then it symbolizes a change in your attitude or outlook. If you forget your shoes, then it implies that you are being stubborn and you are declining to alter your opinion or point of view.
To see old and worn shoes in your dream indicates that you achieve your goals by being attentive, meticulous, and thorough with your tasks. It may also denote your acknowledgement of your true self.
To see new shoes in your dream insinuates that you are embarking on a journey to an unknown destination in your life. You may be arrogant and sure of yourself.
To dream that you are wearing inappropriate shoes for the activity at hand suggests that you will encounter difficulties and obstacles during your life. You may be traveling down an inappropriate or incorrect path and you should stop to rethink your ultimate purpose.
To dream that you are not wearing any shoes indicates that you are insecure and not sure if your decisions and actions are correct. Inner conflicts regarding your individuality and feelings exist. Thus, if you dream that you lose your shoes, then it proposes that you are struggling to uncover your true self.
To see baby shoes in your dream represents wholesomeness, virtue, naivety, compassion, and the need for affection. If you have children, or children are in your near future, this suggests that you will find yourself in a more sensible and practical role. Taking care of a child requires great attention and self-sacrifice.
Seeing a pair of ballet shoes in your dream indicates your life is off balance or your love for artistic performance. If you're a ballet dancer, your subconscious mind is focused with passion on improving your artistry. Otherwise, dreaming of ballet shoes means you should find a better balance in your waking life.