So you need a new pair of dress shoes, but you either don’t have $500 to drop on a pair of Ferragamo oxfords, or you’d rather spend your hard-earned cash elsewhere. We don’t blame you. Truth is, for less than half that hefty sum, you can find a high-quality leather shoe that’s perfect for work, a wedding, or whatever’s on your busy social calendar. Here are 11 excellent options that look upscale but won’t put too bad a dent in your wallet.
Hush Puppies Style Brouge
Hush Puppies started out by making casual footwear primarily suited for everyday use. But the company has since come out with a multitude of shoes that bridge the gap between laid-back weekend and business attire. Fortunately, even the more formal styles, including this smart brogue, benefit from the company’s beloved padded footbed and sheepskin-covered lining, meaning you’ll be well-dressed and comfortable all at the same time. [$135; Hush Puppies]