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Black dress shoes?!?!

JaceyLaceyJaceyLacey Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
edited November 2012 in Prep School Admissions
In my uniform list it says that black dress shoes need to be purchased at home and will not be provided by the school but what are black dress shoes, where can I buy them, good brands... etc
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Replies to: Black dress shoes?!?!

  • GMTplus7GMTplus7 Registered User Posts: 14,567 Senior Member
    Black dress shoes means any black shoes that will be appropriate to wear with a shirt & tie (for boys) or appropriate to wear with a skirt (for girls), i.e. it means: not sneakers, flip flops, hiking boots, crocs, etc...
  • girlgeekmomgirlgeekmom Registered User Posts: 513 Member
    Brands don't matter but I'll presume you'll be wearing them daily, so if your budget permits I would get two pairs of decent quality shoes that will be comfortable to walk in ALL DAY -- though you'll be sitting in classes, you'll be walking, sometimes at a pretty good clip, to, between and from classes, and up and down stairs. If you don't have local shoe stores or department stores with shoe departments in your immediate vicinity, there are plenty of online sources. I'd look for one with free shipping and return policies.
    There are several, including Zappos, ShoeBuy, and Shoes.com
  • SevenDadSevenDad Registered User Posts: 3,863 Senior Member
    A couple of specific suggestions (all currently worn by either or both of my daughters):

    - Bass Weejuns...classic penny loafer that will never go out of style (though most will not regard it as that "in style" these days).

    - Black Ballet Flats...find ones that fit and which offer a good combo of durability and cost. You do not have to rock Tory Burchs.

    - Feeling daring? Get a pair of black oxford laceups for the "school boy" look. Just search on Zappos for examples.
  • PeriwinklePeriwinkle Registered User Posts: 3,501 Senior Member
    If you Google "black dress shoes," click on Google images. You'll see multiple pictures of black dress shoes.
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