6 Great Pairs of Men’s Dress Shoes for Under $150

If taken proper care of, a pair of leather shoes can last you 10 years, if not more. That being said, a real quality pair of leather footwear can last you even longer, but with quality comes a high price tag, which means your wallet can take a huge hit. Nowhere does it say that you need to fork over upwards of $500 for a pair of top notch ‘investment’ shoes, because sometimes a hefty price tag doesn’t always mean better, you could, of course, just be paying for a designer name brand. Check out these quality, very affordable dress shoes that are all under $150. These dress shoes are where quality and affordability collide, and many of them are now on sale. Just think about all the money you’re saving, because after all, who doesn’t love a quality steal?

1. Aldo – $120

Aldo Shoes

Leather shoes from Aldo | Source: Aldo Shoes

This refined and timeless pair of lace-up derbies are made of a smooth and sleek leather silhouette. In a cognac color with an almond shaped toe, it’s safe to say that this Dalce pair from Aldo will go perfectly with a grey tweed suit to a tailored one in navy blue, any color suit and style (maybe even black) will compliment this sleek steal.

2. Hush Puppies – $109

Hush Puppies shoes

Lace-up oxfords | Source: Hush Puppies

These babies look like the work of Brunello Cucinelli, but at a department store price, and as comfy as orthopedics. The Fowler EZ Dress lace-up oxford in taupe is made from a rich leather suede, with a burnish fine luster finish, and features classic brogue detailing. It also features the company’s special Zero G technology that ensures a lightweight, breathable, and all day long comfortable fit. An artful looking comfortable shoe what more can you ask for? Wear these comfy shoes with a cuffed trouser.

3. Calibrate – $130

Calibrate dress shoes

Source: Nordstrom

The fantastic Nordstrom brand Calibrate makes a fine pair of monks with the ‘Cusano’ Double Monk made of handsomely burnish leather making an elegant and simplistic cap toe shoe. This one comes in a variety of colors, but black is arguably more sophisticated and dressy.

4. Zara – $99.90

Zara shoes

Textured dress shoes | Source: Zara

Sophisticated fast fashion brand Zara does it again: A trendy leather dress shoe for under $100? It almost doesn’t seem possible, but it is. This braided leather Blucher is so on point that we can’t take it. Talk about covering all bases: Braiding is one of the biggest spring trends and this leather shoe is both smart looking and handsome. We’ll take it.

5. Steve Madden – $115

Steve Madden dress shoes

Black leather shoes | Source: Zappos

It’s really hard to go wrong with Steve Madden, known for great quality and on-point shoes at an affordable price. The Milnerr derby is smooth, sleek and classic with a beautiful square cap toe. The big question is: What can you not wear these with?

6. Johnston & Murphy – $135

Johnston & Murphy loafers

Brown slip-ons | Source: Nordstrom

If you’re a slip-on shoe kind of guy, then these Johnston & Murphy ‘Beckwith’ penny loafers are for you. A perpetually classic style, this apron-toe loafer features a timeless penny strap, and is made with a padded sheepskin lining with a rich grainy Italian upper. These babies are perfect for spring the time of the year when you can finally embrace the sockless look like a true Italian man. These Johnston & Murphy penny loafers look fantastic on duty and off with a pant cuff.

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