It’s easier than you think to build a trend-driven shoe wardrobe today for under $150. A range of well-known men’s brands are doing their take on classic wingtip oxfords to Chelsea boots and penny mocs that won’t put you in the red.
What makes these looks wardrobe essentials is their style versatility as well as comfort features. Consider wearing an ankle boot with an office-appropriate suit, then team it with a pair of jeans for a casual night out. Comfort-wise, these styles feature flexible outsoles and cushioned footbeds for enhanced support, with many offering the same fit and feel as a pair of sneakers.
If you’re just launching your career and building an appropriate shoe wardrobe, or updating your current shoe closet, these looks are both affordable and fashionable.
Here, FN has put together a string of options that will take you year-round.
Rockport We Are Rockin Chranson Walking Shoe
This comfort-driven style features a natural rubber outsole for enhanced underfoot, while a mesh lining wicks moisture away from the foot for comfort. A proprietary TruFlex comfort system provides shock absorbing heel cushioning.
Skechers Relaxed Fit Segment-Dorton Boot
A casual Chelsea ankle boot with comfortable side gores allows for easy access. The oiled leather upper offers a worn-in look and feel.
Unlisted by Kenneth Cole Oxford
Keep it casual with a classic oxford set on a preppy-inspired red brick sole that works as the perfect complement to a casual suit or jeans.
Ferro Aldo Blaine Boot
This eco-friendly boot is made entirely of vegan materials. A hidden inside zipper is designed for easy access, while waxed add to the boot’s rugged causal styling.
Steve Madden Fenta Sneaker
A lightweight fabric sneaker-inspired style is done in casual chambray and sports a white rubber sole.
Clarks Tilden Way Penny Loafer
A classic penny moc takes inspiration from the ’50s, then modernizes the look with a flexible rubber outsole for comfort and Ortholite cushioned insole.
Timberland Logan Bay Chelsea Boot
A classic Chelsea boot features an anti-fatigue removable footbed for out-of-the-box comfort, while a rubber outsole offers traction on slippery surfaces.
Skechers Sport Rig Mountain Top Sneaker
This easy to wear style is hands-free leaving laces behind. Its rugged outsole makes it an ideal travel shoe, transitioning from a walk in the city to a day of light hiking.
Crocs Santa Cruz Loafer
A casual slip-on style does double duty as a slipper or shoe, made of lightweight canvas with a durable sole.
Clarks Stinson Hi Chukka Boot
This soft suede chukka is set on a sneaker-like rubber platform for a laidback touch.
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