The One Sneaker Style That Adds Polish to an Outfit

No other shoe blends casual and chic better than a crisp pair of leather sneakers. Their versatility is what sets them apart. With the right look, the best leather sneakers can be worn to brunch, dinner, and drinks—even to the office. Their look can range from minimal to playful to grungey, all depending on how you style them. The possibilities are endless: dresses, cropped flares, joggers—the right pair of sneakers can add an effortless, "casually thrown together" air to your outfit. The right leather sneakers are an essential piece to completing a wardrobe, and that's why we're rounding up some of our favorite picks, all for less than $250. Keep scrolling for 16 of the best leather sneakers to complete your on-the-go look.

Why bother with laces when you can have Velcro closures instead?

Nike goes minimal with these sneakers in monochrome white.

We love these suede sneakers in a subtle blush with matching laces.

The patent detailing adds an unexpected twist to these otherwise classic sneakers.

Decorative stitching adds a little flair to these otherwise straightforward kicks.

Subtly textured with a splash of red, Zara's clean, signature style lends itself well to these leather sneakers.

If Ziggy Stardust had a few errands to run, this would be his pair of choice.

Wear these with cropped jeans and a moto jacket.

These pastel soles are ready to sweep you into spring.

The timeless leather sneaker by Adidas. It doesn't get any better than this.

"Plimsolls" is another word for sneakers, but fancier, kind of like the suede maroon upper of these shoes.

Flannel panels add a little interest to this otherwise minimal pair of sneakers.

These leather sneakers are made from recycled cotton and rubber for an environmentally-friendly alternative to the usual kicks.

Feminine ruffled detailing gives these sneakers a playful look.

Get decked out in white with these clean, minimal sneakers.

Bold buckles make a statement on these Western-inspired leather kicks.

Now that you've found the perfect leather sneakers, check out the dos and don'ts of wearing your new kicks.