11 Basic H&M Shoes That Look Expensive But Aren't

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.

If you don't have a pair of snakeskin boots yet and you know that these exist, what are you waiting for?

I love that these lug-sole boots fit tight against the ankle, as you can even wear them with skinny jeans.

The squared vamp on these pumps really elevates them.

Proof that croc embossing works wonders on faux leather. 

Get yourself a pair of knee boots for fall—they're already everywhere.

These are the shoes that celebs like Sienna Miller and Alexa Chung wear with dresses of every length.

Classic but very on-trend with the lug sole.

Everyone needs a pair of these luxe pumps in their work wardrobe.

Very tempted to buy these cozy ankle boots in every color.

Don't forget flats! This simple pair of loafers looks infinitely more stylish in snakeskin.

No wonder these are already sold out in the burgundy hue.