Single women can be very judgemental, and for good reason. With working lives getting evermore busy, finding the time to meet potential new partners gets harder and harder. Online dating apps and websites may have made it more accessible, but the first impression you make still counts just as much as it ever has.
Choosing The Right Shoes For A Date
To make life easier for themselves, women have honed in on a variety of things which men do and say on a first date which tell them all they need to know about you and whether you are a match for them. Of these signals, the most often overlooked by men is what they wear, particularly their shoes.
To get a more accurate sense of how women judge a guy’s shoes on a first date, a survey was conducted which showed 434 young, straight, single women 32 types of men’s shoes, and then rate them as if they were on a date. The results were strong and consist, with six major insights coming through.
- Wear Shoes Which Cover Your Feet
The results from the survey showed that women hated every type of sandal shown to then, no matter what type it was. Sandals gave the women the impression that their date was not particularly interested in being there and that they generally have no sense of style. Safe to say, stay away from sandals, crocs or anything else which doesn’t cover your feet completely.
- Wear Leather Shoes
Women were much keener whenever they were showed a pair of leather shoes. The top 7 shoes in the entire survey had leather uppers, showing just how much difference they can make. There was nothing in particular about leather which women liked, just the fact that they show you can dress smartly and make and effort.
- Wear Normal Shoes, Not Boots
Only one boot made it into the entire top 12 on the survey, with most sitting around the middle positions. Many men will believe that wearing boots will make them look confident and protective; however women don’t see it that way. Of course there are exceptions to every rule, with some shoes such as men’s chukka boots gaining praise from a number of respondents.
- Don’t Wear Sports Shoes
More stylish trainers such as Vans and Converse scored well in the test, compared with running or tennis shoes which all finished in the bottom half of the results. Women simply expect you to be smarter for a first date than wearing trainers.
- Don’t Spend Too Much
The survey found that there was no correlation between the price of the shoes and the rating they received from women. This shows that you do not need to break the bank to find nice looking shoes which will go down well on a date.
- Stylish Shoes Make You look Best
Young men often worry that stylish shoes could make them too feminine. However nothing could be further from the truth, with many of the most stylish options coming up highest in the survey. Put simply, women love a man with the confidence to wear stylish shoes.
Men’s Chukka Boots, Boat Shoes & More At Scorpion Shoes
At Scorpion Shoes we have a huge range of footwear available to meet every style and trend. From men’s chukka boots to women’s sandals, we’re sure you’ll find what you’re after in one of our Camden stores, or through our website.
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