The shoes are seen as the chief item that helps us get from one place to another. Without shoes we would not be able to travel certain places, because our feet would be too weak to handle it. If you have a dream that you are buying shoes it means you are trying to correct those things that are holding you back in order to continue on a path. Shoes will not make your feet impervious to damage but they will help you at first.
This means that you are going on a journey, and buying these shoes is your first step on it. Obviously you are probably not literally being urged to buy shoes in your dreams .The dream definition could be referring to any number of things that you could be going through. If for example you wanted to join the Peace Corps then you would need to sign waivers and actually go into an office and be interviewed for the position that you would be volunteering for. This is the process which buying the shoes in the dream would stand for. Even though you are not technically in the organization yet, you have done the first necessary part that will bring you on a greater journey soon.
Imagine that you want to get into college but the only way that you can do it is if you get a scholarship. You apply for a scholarship and this is when you see yourself buying shoes in the dream world. It means that you are doing the first thing that is necessary. The path that you will walk down using those shoes is what college represents, but the shoes themselves represent the minimum requirements that you need in order to go down that path which you so desperately desire to pursue.
To dream that you are buying shoes might also suggest vanity, especially if the shoes are expensive. If you already have a wealth of shoes, you probably do not need more, but you are buying them anyway because they make you happy or because they make you feel more fulfilled. This is the way it works when you buy shoes like this. It means that you are too concerned with personal appearances and are using your money on frivolous objects that you do not really need.
If you have a dream in which you are buying cheap shoes, then this would suggest that you are being sensible. You are using your brain and you are not making any ridiculous decisions without thinking about them first. This also suggests that you are trying to use those resources that are available to you in order to make the best of your situation. You are making sure that you are using everything that you know to the best of your advantage and are taking all of the opportunities that you can find.