Fact: H&M has some of the most affordable footwear of any fast-fashion retailer. Its steady stream of new shoes truly never ceases to amaze me when we see how affordable they are in relation to how expensive they look. And it's not just the brand's genuine leather premium quality shoes that could pass as something far more pricey—the faux-leather pairs can look equally deceptive.
H&M currently has 369 pairs of shoes in its lineup (with a focus being on boots, given the season), many of which fall under the category of basics that you'll wear on repeat. I scrolled through with my editor's lens and carefully selected 11 pairs that are as chic as they are cheap (sorry, had to). In case you were wondering, some of the criteria for affordable yet expensive-looking shoes include suede and croc (they always look elevated) fabrications, a lack of cheapening hardware, and simple, timeless shapes. Keep scrolling to shop the 11 standout basic shoes from H&M that look so very expensive.