Looking for advice/recommendations on leather sneakers or other casual shoes

Hi 👋🏾. Looking for something casual other than sports trainers/joggers etc. Been looking at brown leather sneakers. Want something casual and not dressy and something that goes with jeans and cords. Something to wear to the mall/local shops and about town. Been looking at these but can’t seem to land on anything atm
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sharloy
sharloy2mo ago
please don’t get brown leather sneakers. Either get sneakers or get dressier shoes. These don’t work in casual or dressy situations
Jackie T
Jackie T2mo ago
I don’t like sneakers tho. I was thinking getting some slip ons maybe
tun🌻
tun🌻2mo ago
Maybe something like Blundstones would appeal to you?
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Jackie T
Jackie T2mo ago
I usually wear sandals but need something for when it’s cold Not boots. Been looking at chukkas but I don’t really wear them too often
kyn
kyn2mo ago
Do you have a budget? Docs and solovairs are a way better choice than dress sneakers
Jackie T
Jackie T2mo ago
I’m looking at between $50-150 USD
kyn
kyn2mo ago
Plenty of stuff to be had secondhand in that budget, maybe retail for docs or on sale for solovairs too There are a lot of ways to “dress down” leather loafers and derbies as well (And the secondhand market for those is robust)
rej
rej2mo ago
you can probably find some wallabees in that price range
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rej
rej2mo ago
comfy like sneakers. little lower on the formality scale than the docs
sharloy
sharloy2mo ago
Can get loafers too Weejuns are in the budget
Jackie T
Jackie T2mo ago
Those are nice 👍 I want something that is easy to slip on. They look like that
rej
rej2mo ago
yea they're good for that. they'll try to murder you on wet/rainy days though so watch out
Jackie T
Jackie T2mo ago
Ok
tmc08130
tmc081302mo ago
https://thursdayboots.com/products/mens-premier-low-top-sneaker-cacao Brown leather sneakers are fine, just don't buy those "dress sneakers" or dress shoes with athletic soles.
Thursday Boot Company
Men's Premier Low Top In Cacao Brown Leather - Thursday Boot Company
Comfortable & Classic Men's Low Top Sneaker in Dark Brown Horween® Leather. Handcrafted With Integrity Using the Highest Quality Materials and Buttery Soft Sheepskin Interiors. Free Shipping & Returns.
rej
rej2mo ago
These are ugly too
knobber
knobber2mo ago
If you have the budget then go for the ECCO MEN'S ST.1 HYBRID SHOE https://us.ecco.com/ecco-mens-st.1-hybrid-derby-shoe-836884.html?dwvar_836884_color=01053 They are amazingly universal, casual and dressy good with either jeans and cords. Ecco has many outlet retailers, usually you can buy ecco models at 30-50% sales. Official website sale 30% off models: https://us.ecco.com/sale/
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knobber
knobber2mo ago
ECCO MEN'S S.LITE HYBRID DERBY SHOE
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briquebrutale
briquebrutale2mo ago
please don’t; these are exactly the type of shoes OP shouldn’t get!
zeometer
zeometer2mo ago
gotta second the recommendation for wallabees, which indeed go with cords and jeans
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Jackie T
Jackie T2mo ago
Thinking of these Eastlands:
Jackie T
Jackie T2mo ago
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rej
rej2mo ago
we're once again in kind of a weird hybrid territory
rej
rej2mo ago
i like a low top moc toe though
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rej
rej2mo ago
these aren't bad, i just would get boots rather than low tops
tmc08130
tmc081302mo ago
Depends on your style, you may consider Eastland tan bucks too, they work better with ivy/prep outfits, while the moc toe would work better with workwear.
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Jackie T
Jackie T2mo ago
Men's GreenStride™ Atwells Ave Waterproof Chukka Boot
Shop Timberland.com for Men's GreenStride™ Atwells Ave Waterproof Chukka Boot. FREE shipping with membership! from Timberland US's official online store.
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Jackie T
Jackie T2mo ago
Also. What colour pants or shorts work best with a grey shirt?
mattw282
mattw2822mo ago
Bad.
Jackie T
Jackie T2mo ago
I like these:
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Jackie T
Jackie T2mo ago
They look like they’d go pretty well with cords and jeans Easy to slip on too
tun🌻
tun🌻2mo ago
I wouldn't buy from Thursday, bad company ( plus the white contrast soles on those don't look good imo) Honestly the Doc Martens or Wallabies that others mentioned above are gonna be your best shot I would say? if you do like the style of these, then Clarks Desert Boots is the move as much of a meme as it might be (which is only a meme because everyone on MFA had a pair years ago)
Jackie T
Jackie T2mo ago
Damn. They are nice. And going for under $70 rn:
Jackie T
Jackie T2mo ago
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