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Sneakers have been widely accepted as every- and any-day footwear for what feels like centuries now, even for work. But if we’re going to be realistic, making sneakers feel office-appropriate is easier said than done. And because not all workplace dress codes are created equal, finding a pair that you don’t have to switch out of post-commute might feel impossible.
But don’t lose hope. With the seemingly endless selection of non-athletic sneakers to choose from at the moment, you’re bound to find a pair with the right material, silhouette, and neutral (not boring!) colors that will qualify for weekday-through-weekend use. From classic sneaker brands like Vans and Nike to contemporary labels like Common Projects and Axel Arigato, there are plenty of options out right now that don’t call wild attention to themselves, but are cute and feel more special than a plain white low-top.
Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best options, whether you’re on an under-$100 budget or have more room to splurge.