There's No Doubt That These Are the Best Shoes to Wear With Straight-Leg Jeans

This year's denim trends span from ultra wide-leg styles to split-hem silhouettes. But no matter how many buzzy trends make headlines, there will always be one classic style that reigns supreme among the fashion set: straight-leg jeans. Lead by Levi's 501 jeans with newcomers from Agolde, Citizens of Humanity, Slvrlake, and more also offering competitive alternatives, the original denim shape will always hold a special place in our hearts (and our closets). 

Once you've secured that one perfect pair of straight-leg jeans—find our tried-and-true favorites here—the next step is to figure out which shoes to wear with them. Though the options are pretty much endless for this timeless denim shape, there are, in fact, a few shoe styles that pair especially well. From Western boots to flat sandals, keep scrolling to shop the absolute best shoes to wear with straight-leg jeans. 

Western Boots

No denim pairs better with Western boots—which will never not be trendy and chic—than straight-leg jeans. After all, they're what actual cowboys wore. 

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If you can believe it, these are even more stunning IRL.

Strappy Sandals



For a casual yet elevated summer outfit, simply pair some nice, strappy sandals with a dainty heel with some straight blue jeans and a tank. Done and done. 

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I have a feeling that you'll never want to take these off.

Retro Sneakers

A cool pair of old-school sneakers look good with everything, but they look especially chic and low-key with straight-leg jeans. 

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These are arguably the most ubiquitous sneakers of the summer so far. 

This price is too good to pass up. 

Kitten Heels



Dress up your straight-leg jeans with a pair of kitten heels, which will give the denim a luxury upgrade without terrorizing your feet all day. 

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You'll get so many compliments on these.

These are the perfect pop of color.

Ankle Boots

Ankle boots and straight-leg jeans are a match made in heaven. 

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A little bootie never looked bad with straight-leg jeans. 

Fashion girls everywhere will praise you for this purchase. 


As luck would have it, this heel shape, which pairs beautifully with straight-leg jeans, is having a serious renaissance right now. 

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The fact that these aren't yet sold out astounds me. 

Flat Sandals

Comfort and style collide in the form of flat sandals, which, when paired with this easy denim style, make for the perfect outfit for literally any occasion. 

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These look way more expensive than they are. 

This is what I call a no brainer.