To dream of hearing footsteps may reflect uncertainty about what someone else is doing. Knowing that certain action is being taken while having no idea what it’s intentions really are.
To dream of footsteps coming towards you represents feelings that a situation or decision is inevitable. Awareness that something is about to happen. A possible sign that you are experiencing tension.
Negatively, hearing footsteps coming towards you may reflect uncertainty or paranoia about a problem or consequence being inevitable. Worrying about a problem or undesirable outcome getting closer. Feeling overwhelmed with panic and uneasiness.