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Last night, the 25th season of “The Bachelor” kicked off on ABC with a whirlwind of arrivals with 32 women vowing for Matt James’ heart.
In attempts to impress the 29-year-old real estate agent from North Carolina, contestants arrived in a slew of memorable entrances that ranged from driving a retro pickup truck to even strutting in in full lingerie. A few women took a more traditional route and hoped to impress with their charm and good looks while one even put her footwear to good use.
Saneh Ste Clare, a 25-year-old IT consultant from Colorado, appeared to be at first glance on the route of a classic arrival in her cutout black gown — that was before she lifted the hem, though. Ste Clare revealed that underneath her dress was a pair of unmissable goat shoes complete with a hoof-inspired split toe and a furry exterior to tout.
James was clearly taken aback by the footwear of choice, immediately breaking out into laughter over the slippers’ unique yet quite realistic design. Goat shoes, though, are a surprisingly high-fashion move, as favorited by the likes of Maison Margiela for their unforgettable Tabi silhouettes.
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As for Ste Clare’s pair, similar designs retail for $40 at HalloweenCostumes.com.
Ste Clare’s bold footwear move also earned her a mix of supportive fans across Twitter, with many appreciative of the unconventional look. The 25-year-old contestant herself even responded to one comment on social media, explaining it was a “low key power move because I had the most comfortable shoes all night.”
Low key power move because I had the most comfortable shoes all night 🤷♀️ https://t.co/q3k6cFIBnS
— Saneh Ste. Claire (@sanehh) January 5, 2021
Another contestant, though, gave Ste Clare a run for her money when it came to comfortable shoes. Ditching the typical stiletto sandals and sky-high pumps, Amber Andrews decided to pedal her way into James’ heart on a tandem bicycle. The 30-year-old nursing student from California rolled right into the mansion with her white gown tucked up to show a set of classic sneakers.
The Vans kicks bear resemblance to the brand’s Old Skool silhouette, a low-top design set with smooth suede uppers and a signature contrasting stitched overlay. Similar colorways to Andrews’ choice retail for $65 at Zappos.com.
At the end of the evening, though, both Andrews and Ste Clare were not amongst the final 24 women selected for a rose at the first rose ceremony on this season of “The Bachelor” and were both sent packing after night one.
Deciding to go bold with your footwear? Pay homage to “The Bachelor” in these next goat-inspired shoes.
To Buy: Zagone Studios Hoof Shoes, $33.