Valentine's Day may have passed, but having a date night should still be on your to-do list. Date nights are a big part of a relationship. It lets you step away from the everyday routine and reconnect. We all spend so much time at work, with our kids, and doing chores that we sometimes forget to stop and spend time with our significant other. February 14th is a reminder that relationships need alone time. It is fun to make the most of your date nights by dressing up and getting creative. The perfect way to do this is by investing in a pair of special date night shoes.
Need a little help with finding the perfect shoes for your special night? A great date night shoe can be more than just something that is cute or stylish. It can also be comfortable and supportive. Whether you're headed out for a romantic dinner or a fun night of dancing, the right shoes can make a big difference. Find the perfect pair of shoes to make your date night extra special! Read on to find out how.
Who Needs Shoes for Date Night?
When it comes to date night, both men and women need quality shoes that are comfortable and supportive. Most men won't think having the right shoes for a date matters as much as other aspects, but it can. Every couple wants to enjoy a night out, and the wrong pair of shoes can put a damper on a great date.
For instance, if you're a couple who enjoys trips to local museums like, The Cummer, for instance, a fair amount of walking is necessary. A pair of heels might be your only date night shoes, and you may find your feet in pain by the end of the night. Wedges will still give you a cute look but with added comfort. For the guys, shoes like loafers will look nice for dressier occasions and give your feet the support they need. We know having stylish shoes is nice, but they can still be supportive and comfortable. A great pair of date night shoes should be fashionable and functional. Look for shoes with plenty of cushioning that still make you feel great about your outfit. The right pair of shoes will make your date night even more special.
Why Date Night Shoes are a Must-Have
When you add the final touches to your outfit, shoes can be the last perfect addition. Adding extra glamor or upgrading your look is easy with the right footwear. Plus, shoes are a fun way to show off your style, have fun with fashion, or remind you of good times.
Express Your Style
Everyone has a style that they prefer. Some women enjoy very glitzy fashion, while others choose something more casual. Some men like suits and ties while others prefer jeans and a t-shirt. Whether out with a spouse or someone new, date nights are a great way to express your style. You can pick out a pair of shoes that perfectly reflects your mood. It could be a bold pair of pumps or a more subtle pair of loafers. Whatever you pick, you can make a statement and show off your unique fashion choices.
Have Some Fun
Your date night shoes can also be a great way to have some fun with fashion. A bright pair of wedges or a fun patterned pair of sneakers can be the perfect way to add excitement to your date. Also, it's fun to be creative and let your imagination run wild. Enjoying a nice walk on the beach in a classic white dress? Why not add a pair of gold Birkenstocks? Going to dinner in your favorite jeans and polo? Try adding a pair of boots in brown. Whatever you choose, having fun with your shoes can add fun to your date.
Remembering Special Dates
Shoes can also be more than just a part of your outfit. You can make them a fun keepsake to remind you of all your special dates. If you have a selection of shoes you only wear for date nights, each shoe will have different memories attached to it. The shoes you wore on a first date could also be worn for every anniversary. They'll always remind you of those happy moments spent with someone you love.
A fun idea for a pair of sneakers to help you remember different dates is to draw pictures as a reminder. A golf ball drawing could remind you of the hole-in-one from a minigolf date. A flower drawing will remind you of all the flowers you saw on a hiking date. Every time you wear those sneakers, they'll bring a smile and a memory to mind. Your collection of shoes can form memories of your relationship that last forever. From vacations to holidays, shoes can become a wonderful keepsake and a reminder of all the special moments you've shared.
What Shoes Do We Like For Date Nights?
Now that you know why date night shoes are a must-have, let us help you get inspired. Here are six shoes we think would be great for nights out on different dates.
Try a pair of wedges to keep it cute and comfy. Try different styles to make a statement, such as non-neutral colors, patterns, or textures. Guys can pick a pair of loafers or a classic dress shoe.
Dunham Captain Boat Shoe
Leather and mesh upper
Non-marking siped rubber outsole
A nylon stability shank embedded into the midsole supports the arch and helps create a smoother gait
Removable molded EVA and memory foam footbed
Vionic Luca Slip-On Loafer
Footbed: Removable Leather-Covered EVA.
Outsole: Durable Rubber
Our innovative podiatrist-designed Orthaheel Technology provides superior orthotic support, relief, and stability which helps realign the feet back to their natural position.
Research supports Vionic Technology's success in reducing over-pronation, which can help relieve associated common aches and pains, such as heel pain (plantar fasciitis), knee pain, and lower back pain.
Papillio by Birkenstock Mary Ring-Buckle
Upper: natural leather
Footbed lining: suede
Sole: polyurethane (PU)
Heel type: wedge heel; height: 40 mm
Details: strap with an individually adjustable metal pin buckle
Made in Portugal
An Activity Date
Do you prefer a fun activity like minigolf, sightseeing, or a museum? Your best options are a pair of sneakers or a supportive sandal. Both will still look nice for a date but keep you from having to take frequent breaks due to your feet hurting.
New Balance Men's Fresh Foam M1080V12
Fresh Foam X midsole foam with approximately 3% bio-based content delivers our most cushioned Fresh Foam experience for incredible comfort. Bio-based content is made from renewable resources to help reduce our carbon footprint.
A Hypoknit upper is designed to provide strategic areas of stretch and support
Bootie upper construction hugs your foot for a snug, supportive fit
Underfoot cushioning and flex zones informed by pressure mapping data
The blown rubber outsole at the forefoot provides superior rebound
Original BIRKENSTOCK footbed with a 3D profile, anatomically shaped
Surface material: Birko-Flor®
Details: Delicate straps with a toe loop
Heel shape: flat
Made in Germany
Vionic Tide II
Proven to effectively alleviate heel pain.*
The soft woven toe post and foam-lined strap ensure a comfortable fit.
Vionic Technology is biomechanically designed to hug your arches and support your feet in comfort. Vionic sandals' built-in orthotic is shown to be effective in helping to treat heel pain (plantar fasciitis).
Lightweight, flexible medium-density EVA midsole absorbs shock, reducing stress on feet, ankles, and knees.
Durable TPR outsole with patterned tread helps improve traction.
Woven/leather uppers with padded neoprene upper liner.
Received APMA Seal of Acceptance.
No matter what kind of shoes you choose, whether they’re bright or neutral, sandals or sneakers, all that matters is that you have a good time.
Dates are something every couple should have no matter how long they've been together. If you go out every Friday night for your whole relationship, that day will always be a special day for you. Shoes can be a way to add a bit of glamor and personality to those special nights. From bold wedges to fun sneakers, there’s a shoe for every couple and any kind of date. So don’t forget to add a pair of shoes to your wardrobe and make your date nights even more special.