Every woman needs evening shoes as well as day shoes, this is a well known fact and cannot be denied. The evening shoe differs from the day shoe in many ways. For a start, you are not able to walk comfortably in most of them! The typical evening shoe is black, strappy, with diamante bits and a high heel. This kind of shoe goes with just about any little black dress and thus makes it extremely versatile. Any self respecting woman will no doubt have several varieties of black-strappy-sandal in her wardrobe somewhere.
The strappy black sandal is not the only kind of evening shoe on the market. These days you can get shoes to match just about any outfit, even the more outlandish styles available in the shops, and shoe shops across the world are awash with a veritable rainbow of colours. There have been vogues of evening shoe styles: at one point it was trendier to wear trainers than heels and cooler to sport flip-flops than court shoes. Fashions change, of course, and so if you are on a limited budget it is more advisable to invest in some high quality, classic evening shoes that will accompany you to events for several years rather than splashing out on the latest design only to find it doesn’t match any of your clothes by the spring.
Remember, also, that your evening shoes are worn less often than your work or day shoes, so they are less likely to get as much wear and tear. Still, if you intend to dance the night away in them you will have to make sure your feet can cope with the strain as well as your soles. You can buy gel shoe inserts to help your feet keep up with you while you take on the town.
Evening shoes are not just for women, however. There is plenty to choose from in the range of men’s evening shoes, from shiny black slip-ons to more elaborate and colourful creations. It is a shame that the designs available for men tend to be less exciting than shoes designed for women, but the variations on the traditional man’s evening shoe can be quite interesting, especially if the designer has tried to take something plain and give it a twist. The black slip-on, for example, could have a more pointed toe; patent leather mixed with buff leather; coloured panels or laces; and even a design on the sole.