If you’re looking for a casual shoe to wear with jeans or chinos and have a budget that’s under $100, suede bucks are an option worth pursuing. While white bucks are perhaps best left for summer, bucks in other colors tend to look great year-round. As a knock-around shoe, my tan pair has lasted for several years and is still going. The upper part has been stained blue from the indigo off my jeans and the suede’s developed some uneven wear patterns and even some spots from spilled drinks. I don’t mind any of this because it was a cheap shoe and I don’t have to obsess over maintenance on it like I would a calf-leather pair of shoes.
Two places have bucks on sale that’s worth checking out. The “Brockton” model from G.H.Bass is on sale for $63.20 with free shipping.