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Shoes and the Single Man

By |   June - 5 - 2009
Chase Crawford

Chase Crawford

Yes, shoes are typically a women’s fetish but if you’re a single guy looking to find a female companion then you’d better get a little familiar with your own foot fashions. When a woman checks out a man we scan the entire package, including shoes, and believe me we notice an outdated, beat up or mismatched pair of shoes immediately. Take the picture of Chase Crawford above, the suit is impeccable and he looks great but then he pulled out this old pair of beat up shoes which really don’t match his swanky pinstripes.

If you want to put your best foot forward (sorry, I couldn’t pass up the pun) with the ladies then you’ve just got to be on the cutting edge of shoe style. Not only do your shoes have to match your outfit, but they must be in good shape and follow the current trends.

Dress Shoes

If you’re looking for a dress shoe then avoid the pointy toes of the past and go for something a little more rounded and wider. Look for a sleek shoe without a lot of fuss as that style is on its way out. Loafers or slip ons are very popular with both men and women for their comfort and convenience but lace ups are still acceptable. The plus is that today’s styles lend themselves to wearing dress shoes in a casual way (read: with jeans) and you’ll look extra cool.

Casual Shoes

Casual men’s footwear can also be versatile enough to wear to work and for play. Again both loafers and lace up shoes are in style but the laces should be thin and along the lines of dress shoes rather than athletic style laces. Another trend that’s gaining popularity is a male wedge shoe. Unlike the female wedge where there is usually a pretty extreme heel, the male wedge is signified by a flat sole rather than a separate heel, quite often a rubbery sole is used in the most trendy of these shoes.

Athletic Shoes

The thing is, if you’re going on a date, especially a first date, then you shouldn’t wear athletic shoes unless of course your date involves running a race or mountain biking. If you’re going on a standard dinner date then leave the athletic shoes in the closet and break out a pair of dress shoes, I can guarantee she spent time putting together her outfit and you should look like you did as well. If you are going on an athletic themed date, look for tennis shoes that are simple and understated, the days of the brightly colored and shocking athletic shoes are in the past.

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