Immediately Yes: 30 Under-$150 Shoe Styles That Look Triple the Price


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Correct me if I'm wrong, but looking expensive is almost always a high-up checklist item when considering what to wear. Luckily, even if I'm just slipping on a T-shirt and jeans, there are ways to tweak the combo that transition it from nothing special to low-key luxurious without actually having to drop a ton of money. My hot tip? It's all about the shoes

Truthfully, I hate spending more than $150 on footwear and rarely do. After all, its main use is to create a barrier between your feet and the heavily trafficked streets of whatever city you live in. In other words, shoes are bound to wear down eventually, making them slightly less worthy of a large investment than a designer handbag or coat for example. Then again, in not allocating funds to your shoe budget, you have to be careful to avoid sacrificing style in the process. That's why, over the years, I've become a master at picking out shoes that look like they cost $700, $800, or even $900, but actually are but a mere fraction of that. 

Ahead, I put myself to work, finding the best shoes on the market right now that despite looking triple that, cost no more than $150. Thank me later. 

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Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.