My gait is rather odd, I've noticed. I take short strides relative to the length of my legs, but very quickly. I don't like the feeling of people looking at me, nor of having the appearance of being lost (which, admittedly, I am more often than not.) I walk on the balls of my feet, as my achilles tendons are really tight for some reason, and if I walk more slowly, this causes me to look like I'm bouncing. I never know what to do with my arms/hands, so they're either in my pockets, or wrapped around my body somehow. My head is usually down or glued in front of me in order to avoid eye contact. I have a tendency to slump over slightly and sort of lead with my forehead, but can walk confidently and erect where the situation warrants it (e.g., job.)
When I was young, I abhorred shoes and socks of any kind and walked on my toe knuckles...everywhere...much to the dismay of my mother, who'd have loved nothing more than to pass on her shoe fetish to her firstborn daughter. Sorry, Ma.