Your Sole Survivor Guide To Date Footwear

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Blind dates
06 Jul 2016

Blind dates

Shoes: Aerosoles Foliage heels, $188

You’ve studied all your date’s photos on Tinder and Whatsapped him a couple of times so you’re pretty sure he’s not a psychopath. But hey, you could still be wrong, right? These comfy heels with their unique Heel Rest Technology that better distributes body weight and Core Comfort Technology ensure you’ll look poised for your date…and can skip away if he turns out to be a slimeball. Available at the Aerosoles store at #03-91 Plaza Singapura and all major department stores.

This is random but... dates
06 Jul 2016

This is random but... dates

Shoes: Tory Burch Gigi Pumps

Your work day’s coming to an end and you’re ignoring all incoming emails when suddenly, your phone pings with a “Hey, whatcha doing tonight ;)?” text. Before you decide whether you’d like to play coy by not replying for the next hour, at least make sure your shoes are great for desk-to-dinner situations. These Tory Burch ones certainly are; simply let that T do the talking. Available at Tory Burch boutiques at Wisma Atria, Marina Bay Sands and DFS Changi Airport.

Fancy cutlery dates
06 Jul 2016

Fancy cutlery dates

Shoes: Malone Soulier Montana Heels in burgundy suede and rose nappa

Okay so stilettos aren’t ideal on any date. High chance of wobbling? Check. Potential to get embarrassingly stuck in drain grates and lawns? Check. But sometimes the risk is worth the payoff, like when you manage to make an entrance in a posh place in stunners like these Malone Souliers babies. Bonus: They feature a buttery soft-lining for as much comfort as you can get in skinny heels. Available at On Pedder.

FYI I don’t come cheap dates
06 Jul 2016

FYI I don’t come cheap dates

Shoes: Gucci Garden Horsebit Slip-Ons

Let’s be real – there are times when you need to show a guy that you’re used to a certain lifestyle, and that he has to at least keep up with you if you’re going to date each other. And these special-edition slides will subtly demonstrate that you’re not just successful, but stylish too. The Gucci Garden capsule collection is available online only from Gucci e-commerce websites in Japan, Korea, Australia, UAE, the US, Canada and continental Europe.

Let’s keep it casual dates
06 Jul 2016

Let’s keep it casual dates

Shoes: Puma X Dee & Ricky AW16 sneakers

He wants to “keep it” casual and hey, you’re a cool girl right? Plus you don’t want to look like you tried too hard or are (ugh) common. Enter these Velcro sneakers inspired by NYC that come with removable alphabets and patches so you can customise your kicks with your own message. Stealing his heart will be as easy as A-B-C. Launching at Limited Edt and Leftfoot from 16 July.

Too much walking dates
06 Jul 2016

Too much walking dates

Shoes: Aerosoles Winning Bet Tassled Oxford Loafers, $198

The night is going great, you have butterflies in your stomach and Nicholas Sparks wants to write a book about your budding romance. But then your date pops that dreaded question: “Do you want to take a walk?” You look down and sigh in relief that you’re wearing flats – not too comfy that they look orthopaedic, of course, but just enough to look cute. No need to thank us. Available at the Aerosoles store at #03-91 Plaza Singapura and all major department stores.

Speak the word date and two types come to mind. The first is any number on your Gregorian calendar (meh!); the second sends you spiralling into a deep panic thanks to that age-old conundrum “What do I wear?!”.

If the latter is what you relate to more, congrats on scoring one. Now, let us recommend you some shoes for a variety of date-related situations. If all else fails, at least your footwear will make a good conversation starter.

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