If you’re looking for the perfect date that comes with the promise of fun, ease—and possibly—longevity, then forget about those candle-lit dinners and boring walks along the beach, and instead, opt for a pair of D.A.T.E sneakers.
Our shoe of the week: Santos High Stripes (above) is a dashing sneaker that provides plenty of ‘stop and stare’ street cred, and also come in two additional, bright colourways.
Established 15-years ago, D.A.T.E. takes it’s name (in anagram form) from the foursome who founded it: Damiano Innocenti, Alessandro Zanobini, Tommao Santoni and Emiliano Paci.
The four friends began their sneaker journey with samples of a 70’s-inspired range, and a year later showed their collection at the high profile, international menswear showcase, Pitti Uomo, which quickly launched the brand into the annals of fashion accessory history.
With an imaginative application of bright colours, classic shapes and a ‘hint of old-skool’ vibe, D.A.T.E have everything that you could hope for in a classic sneaker, with a twist.
Each season D.A.T.E produce a fun, new range which sits alongside their D.A.T.E Originals line, and what’s more, they have men, women, and kids covered on the fashionable footwear front.
For the girls: If shiny shoes are your bag you can shimmy your way across the dance floor with an ‘if glitter could kill’ kind of attitude in these little numbers; fanciful floral lovers check these ones out, leopard print ladies get your fix, bright spots will leave your friends nodding their heads in approval and desperate to order their own, and a tropical palm tree print could see you through an endless summer with all eyes on you…and your shoes.
You will be charged in Euros, so be sure to save those pennies and order one pair at a time (to save from paying extra duty), even though it might be tempting to order all of your favourite colourways in place of the next months grocery shopping!
Get your D.A.T.E on here.
All images sourced via D.A.T.E website.