On track: race day heels

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On track: race day heels

The criteria of a race day shoe may seem never ending; they need to match you outfit, fit the attire of the specific race day you are attending and they can’t leave you not being able to walk after an hour. To help you on what may sometimes seem like an impossible quest we have broken down each day of the Spring Racing Carnival and have suggested what you should be looking out for when you hit the shoe shops.

Melbourne Cup

Compliment your Melbourne Cup outfit that you have been fussing over for weeks with a nice pair of subtle, nude shoes. You can't go wrong with a natural colour and it will give your outfit the chance to shine on Melbourne Cup day.


Clockwise from top left: Nine West Nunzaya heel, Wittner Dayla Nude Patent Pointed Toe Kitten heel, Rubi Ivy Low Block heel, Nine West Tatiana heel, LK Bennett Helena Pat sandal from David Jones, Steve Madden Plaza heel from David Jones

Derby Day

This one is simple because the only colours you need to decide from are black and white. With spring well and truly here you will have so many styles to choose from and you won't struggle to find shoes that pair perfectly with your monochrome outfit.


Clockwise from top left: Senso Ureeka III Sandal from David Jones, Tony Bianco Kalipso heel from David Jones, Siren Brecken Black pump from Myer, Wittner Robena White Leather Cone heel sandal, Wittner Monte Black Leather Round Toe Block heel, Nine West Tepinza heel

Oaks Day

Also known as Ladies Day, Oaks Day is the perfect time to get feminine with pinks and florals. Play around with textures and different fabrics to make a statement with your feminine heels.


Clockwise from top left: Wittner Helenka Hot Pink Suede Flower Detail Stiletto heel, Robert Robert Koko Seashell Kid Sandal from Myer, Wittner Rozalia Nude Leather Laser Cut Open Toe Block heel, GUESS Catarina4 Heels from David Jone, CAMILLA AND MARC Lucie Heel Court from David Jones, Ted Baker Printed Ankle Strap sandal from David Jones

Stakes Day

Have a bit of fun and get experiementing with your accessories because there aren't too many rules for Stakes Day attire. We are talking bold accessories and picking a pair of shoes that maybe you wouldn't normally go for.


Clockwise from top left: MIMCO Neptune mule from David Jones, Steve Madden Felicity pump from David Jones, MIMCO Kinship pump from David Jones, Wittner Dalena Yellow Suede Pointed Toe Block Mid heel, Nine West Expo heel, Wittner Hollana Hot Pink Suede Cut Out Pointed Toe Stiletto heel

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