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Date Night Shoes: Casual Movie

Are you going on a date this weekend?

Movie Theater DateFinding the right clothes and footwear can be difficult especially when you’re heading out on a date with a person for the first time. You want to look your best and be confident and cool. Being comfortable in your clothes and shoes can be key to making you feel a bit more relaxed.

We thought we’d do our best to help you choose the right footwear for your dates this summer.

We’ll start with the common casual movie date.

Casual Movie Date Shoes

Movies are a go-to date night event. A funny romantic comedy can be the perfect setting for a first date or a hundredth date. If you’re shy a movie is usually a great fit. You can both pay attention and have a nice conversation about the flick afterward.

Here are a few tips on what to wear on your feet for your next casual movie date.

Laura will handle the girls recommendations and I’ll recommend some guy shoes…


Just because the theater is dark, doesn’t mean he won’t notice your adorable shoes when walking through the parking lot! Or (if no one is in front of you) feel free to plop those puppies up on the seat in front of you and show off your stylish new footwear.


Asics Corrido Sneaker

Asics Corrido Sneaker

Shop: Asics Corrido Sneaker

The thing I love about a movie night is, it’s all about comfort! Feeling comfortable in what you have on your feet will let you enjoy the date, instead of thinking of how you can’t wait to get home to take off those, pinching, rubbing, and waaaay to high of a heel, shoes! I should warn you, these sneakers probably aren’t the best for a first date, only because they are very casual. Save them for a later date, if he’s lucky enough to get one. 😉


Blowfish Scoodle Slip-On

Blowfish Scoodle Slip-On

Shop: Blowfish Scoode Slip-on

Wearing a cute pair of flats couldn’t be more suitable for a movie date. I absolutely love these shoes from Blowfish (and I’m sure he will too)! They’re the perfect balance between casual and cute. The wonderful thing about flats is that you can wear them with just about anything – one less thing to worry about when prepping for the night ahead!

Boat Shoes

Sperry Top-Sider Angelfish Boat Shoe

Sperry Top-Sider Angelfish Boat Shoe

Shop: Sperry Top-Sider Angelfish Boat Shoe

Don’t let the name fool you. Just because they’re called boat shoes, doesn’t make them only wearable on the upper deck. These shoes are comfy and couldn’t be better for a casual date to see a flick. The seersucker fabric upper gives this boat shoe a feminine twist. Pair these with a cuffed capri for a casual summer style.


Guys – you have lots of options for casual movie date shoes. You can go with sneakers, loafers, or even driving mocs. I tend to lean on the light shoes in my collection. This way at least I won’t drag my feet on the ground wherever we go. Walking with confidence is key and dragging your feet is not confident. Just a little trick.


Ecco Glide Sneaker

Ecco Glide Sneaker

Shop: Ecco Glide Sneaker

Ecco is known for comfort and sneakers always give off a laid back approach to life. If you don’t want to go too over the top for the casual movie date you can’t go wrong with sneakers. They’re comfort. They’re light. You won’t even notice you have them on. They also go great with the usual casual date night apparel – jeans, t-shirt, or even a pair of khakis. Shorts can work too.


Rockport Greenbrook Loafer

Rockport Greenbrook Loafer

Shop: Rockport Greenbrook Loafer

You don’t see the classic loafer or penny loafer too much anymore. I think they’re great. They slip on easy. They’re perfect for casual situations. The driving moc style is also great because it’s light weight. You get the look of a dress casual shoe with the traction and lightweight build of a sneaker. It also goes great with jeans and a shirt. I’d imagine today loafers could even be seen as a bit of a laid back trend setting item. Most guys aren’t wearing these. Girls will notice.

Suede Shoes

Calvin Klein Mitchel Suede

Calvin Klein Mitchell Suede

Shop: Calvin Klein Mitchell Suede

Stay with me on this one. Suede shoes are probably the most perfect shoe style for jeans and casual events. They look warm and comfortable. The texture goes with jeans well. This style from Calvin Klein looks like a dress shoe, but is casual in the suede. You can stand out a bit on your date while still appearing laid back and casual. She’ll know you like to look good in even casual of situations.


Don’t worry too much on your next date.

It’s all about having fun with each other and enjoying a (hopefully) good movie. Sit back and kick those shoes up. With these options for girls and guys you can’t go wrong.

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