Have you already selected your back-to-school outfit and trendy backpack for the first day, but still wondering what is missing? Don't forget about the most important part – shoes! Luckily, we have compiled a list of the top back-to-school shoe styles that will help you complete your first-day look and make a lasting impression.

When it comes to purchasing shoes, we prioritize three crucial factors: price, style, and comfort. Your ideal shoe should be cost-effective, versatile enough to pair with multiple outfits, and comfortable enough to keep your feet supported during the hectic school day.

If your wardrobe primarily consists of jeans, button-ups, and t-shirts, consider adding a few pairs of new sneakers to your semester style. For those who prefer heels, flats, or trendy boots, we've got a fantastic selection for you as well.

Our shoe guide comprises recognized and reputable retailers such as Converse, Nike, DSW, and Stadium Goods, ensuring there's something for everyone. Browse our list of stylish shoes without compromising on comfort or sacrificing style. From cute ballet flats and chunky sneakers to fashionable booties and trendy sandals, our shoe guide will undoubtedly elevate your look and shine in school. Thank us later!

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Nike dunks have been the go-to sneaker all summer, and they show no sign of slowing down in the fall. The low-top variation of the original Jordan 1s, known as the “Bred Toe,” is a classic choice for your first pair.

No matter your style, Converse sneakers are a classic that will never go out of fashion. We particularly love the platform spin on this selection, perfect for your back-to-school wardrobe.

Clogs are a comfortable and fashion-forward option this school year. They're a great update to the chunky-shoe trend and will keep you comfortable all day long.

A must-have shoe list wouldn't be complete without a pair of Crocs on it. Thanks to the Saweetie collaboration, these slip-ons have been trending on TikTok, and we predict you'll be seeing them around your school halls.

Comfort is essential for long school days and after-school activities. Consider investing in a good pair of running shoes, like this stylish Adidas pick with Geofit padding around the collar and a lightweight bounce midsole for flexible comfort.

For those who love athleisure fashion, these Reeboks are the perfect combination of comfort and style for school days.

Just because summer is over doesn't mean you have to put away your sandals. These chunky platform sandals are colorful and fun, adding a playful touch to any outfit.