Keeping your feet both warm and dry during the winter and spring months can be near impossible when you’re trekking across campus, from class to class. It’s worth it to invest in a pair or two of affordable but durable shoes to make your college life a little easier. Check out the styles below to find the perfect pair of durable shoes to get you through another grueling semester!
Converse has been everyone’s favorite sneaker brand at some point in their lives. With a snug fit around the ankles, rubber toe protection, and a flattened bottom, the Converse sneaker was originally developed for playing basketball. Over the years, Converse has become more of a fashionable yet durable shoe brand than an athletic brand and now sells various different takes on their trademark style.
Converse aren’t necessarily the best shoes for those extra cold or wet days, as the majority of their shoes are made of canvas. However, they are a simple and elegant option to welcome spring sunshine and warmth towards the end of your spring semester!
Get them directly from the Converse website for just $55.00!
Have you ever wanted a pair of uber-soft and snuggly Ugg boots but just couldn’t bring yourself to pay upwards of $150 a pair? Koolaburra is the durable shoe brand for you! Koolaburra is part of Ugg’s family of brands and designs shoes for the whole family. These are Ugg’s beloved durable shoes for a more affordable price, why not give them a shot?
Get these weather-ready Tynlee Slipper boots for just $89.95 from Koolaburra!
Sperry is the durable shoe brand that you probably associate with summer and boating. Sperry has been one of fashion’s leading designers of boat shoes for nearly a century! They know how to send you boating in style, and now, they know how to keep your feet warm and dry in style. They have an adorable line of duck boots to keep you looking proper throughout those winter snowstorms and spring showers!
You can often find these duck boots on sale at Sperry’s website, or on DSW. They retail at $99.99, but you can get them at a steal during the off-season!
Need a comfortable pair of shoes to simply get you through the day? Check out Nike’s “Wearallday” sneakers! Nike is one of the world’s most popular sports brands, designing clothes, shoes, and various active accessories. They develop shoes for every single activity you can think of: running, gym training, track and field, soccer, skating, and basketball, among many more. Here’s a pair they designed for the everyday wearer, perfect for any type of day you have lined up
Get your pair of Wearalldays, available in six different color schemes, directly from Nike for just $65.00!
Minnetonka is a durable shoe brand that has been designing beautiful Native American inspired moccasins for almost 75 years. In more recent years, Minnetonka has decided to blend traditional moccasin style with a more modern leisure comfort to create the cutest and toastiest pair of shoes you’ve ever worn. With genuine soft suede and plenty of plush lining, this shoe is worth its reasonable price tag.
Get these boho Cally moccasins for just $44.95 right from the Minnetonka website!
Toms is that awesome shoe brand that introduced the buy one, give one trend. Essentially, Toms doesn’t believe in making a profit without giving back, and so they often donate both shoes and funds to provide those in need with the essential products they deserve. To support their humane mission, and have the perfect go-to slip-on shoe for those days where you’re running extra late to class, grab a pair of Toms today!
Get pairs just like these, and many others, at the Toms website!
Timberland is one of the world’s most well known and durable shoe and boot brands, designing work boots for the toughest jobs. More recently, they’ve turned to designing not only work boots but casual styles as well. These casual styles can be pricey, but they’re worth it when you consider how durable and long-lasting their leather is known to be.
Get these Skyla Bay boots for $90.00 off the Timberland website!
Now imagine: it’s finally April. There are only a few weeks left of this semester and the weather is slowly starting to warm up. Before you know it, you’ll need to trade in those fuzzy and furry winter boots for a comfy pair of sandals. Birkenstock has been every girl’s dream pair of sandals since we were in high school. Now, that dream can be a reality.
With their new EVA style of sandal, Birkenstock has cut the price of their sandal in half and designed them to be waterproof, shock-absorbing, and sensitive to skin. The only question left to ask is: why not buy a pair!?
Get this pretty lilac color, or choose from various others on the Dick’s Sporting Goods website! Each pair goes for $44.95.
Now, Crocs have the unfortunate reputation of being the ugliest shoe known to mankind. However, they are also known to be quite comfortable! They are easy to slip on and off, and the majority of their designs (without the charm holes) are made waterproof. This allows Crocs to be a fantastic choice for those working in the medical field, in a kitchen, or anywhere that could involve slippery, wet floors.
For those of who don’t need that particular feature, you can order the Crocs with holes, and charms to go with them! Use the charms to really make each pair of Crocs your own and express yourself! That’s part of what college life is all about!
Get this bright yellow pair or another fun color from Crocs’ website!
10. Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters has always been at the forefront of modern apparel. With trendy formal clothing, casual clothing, and leisurely clothing all available, it’s no wonder they sell shoes to go with their modern looks.
Seeing as it is the spring semester, you might be interviewing for a job, grad school, an internship, and the likes! With all of those things going on, it’s important to have a simple, yet elegant pair of shoes to look your absolute best on interview day! Or even graduation day!
Get these super cute Mary Janes from Urban Outfitters for just $59.00. With such neutral colors, these will match any outfit!
Which pair(s) of durable shoes are you going to try? What’s your favorite pair of durable shoes? Let us know in the comments below!
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