It’s Valentine’s Day, the day of love and romance, so I will start the day with a story, a true story, one not for the faint hearted however. A long time ago I went on a date with someone I was rather keen on. It started well with drinks in a local pub, but I couldn’t help noticing there was a pretty nasty smell in the air, one that could only be described as like a wet dog. We moved onto another pub, but I noticed the smell seemed to be following us. And then I noticed my date’s trainers, dirty, wet looking and totally smelly. I think it was one of those moments when you get a bit of sick in your mouth. I made my excuses and left. It was a shame, as he was rather cute, but when your date’s shoes make you want to gag, it’s time to end the date.
Shoe retailer Deichmann have been asking people about the do’s and don’ts when it comes to the right shoes to wear for a date. They have also collected some hilarious horror stories about when shoes go wrong. They surveyed 4,507 UK adults and discovered that 66% consider a male partner wearing socks and sandals their biggest turn off on a first date (Haha!), while 50% described scruffy or dirty shoes on a woman as their biggest no-no.
The survey has also revealed how to dress to impress after asking respondents their biggest footwear turn ons, with 52% being impressed by a male partner wearing real leather shoes and 56% being impressed by a female partner wearing high heels.
Other findings revealed:-
- The survey has also revealed how to dress to impress after asking respondents their biggest footwear turn ons, with 52% being impressed by a male partner wearing real leather shoes and 56% being impressed by a female partner wearing high heels.
- Men wearing brogues or boots also made a good first impression, with 25% and 20% of respondents listing them as footwear turn ons, while ankle boots (29%) and knee high boots (25%) were revealed to be the second and third biggest turn ons in a female partner.
- When it comes to footwear turn offs on men, scruffy/dirty shoes and snakeskin shoes were also given the boot, with 39% and 27% of respondents describing them as a turn off.
- Wellies and heels that are too high came in second and third as the biggest turn offs on ladies, with 31% and 26% of votes.
So, if you want to make sure you progress onto the second date you need shoes that are clean, come in real leather and are not too high that you can’t walk in them, and your snakeskin shoes need to be left to the likes of Steven Tyler and other ageing rock stars.
You can find a great selection of Date Night shoes on the Deichmann site by visiting here.