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8 Versatile Styles of Shoes We Love

by | Jan 20, 2023 | Boys, Family, Girls, Men, Women | 0 comments

The beautiful thing about shoes is that they can be so versatile. Sneakers are being worn with dresses to add a deliberate chicness to your vibe. Those pumps? Perfect for a day at the office or a night on the town. Those sandals? They were made for sandy beaches and warm-weather days. Those Oxfords, Mary Janes or boots? Classics that go with pretty much anything. And let’s not forget about OG sneakers–the go-to shoe for any occasion.

So, here are eight styles of shoes we have here at Payless that put utility in versatility (ha, see what we did there?!). 

Cozies & Boots

Embrace the urban panache with the American Eagle Rocky Workboot. It’s stylish, sturdy, and versatile. Throw them on with a pair of jeans, or wear them with a short skirt and tights for a trendy and confident ensemble.

The Airwalk Teddi Cozy Boot, with its classic wooly lining, raised seams, faux-suede upper, and nubby sole, is as cozy as it is versatile. Rock ‘em with a pair of sweats while kicking it around the house, or wear them while out and about. 


Pumps may not seem like they’re the most versatile shoe in your closet, but don’t rule ‘em out. They are the ultimate work or play shoes; wear them to the office and then keep them on for a night out on the town. Take the Fioni Grace Low Block Heel Pump for example. They look good in the boardroom and resting on the footrest when cozied up to your favorite bar. 

The Comfort Plus Karmen Pump not only grabs attention, but it looks stunning for a night out with your crew. The same goes for the Dexflex Comfort Jeanne Pump and the Fioni Habit Point Pump.

Comfort Casuals

The Fioni Mercer Woven Slide is the epitome of cross-over comfort and chic style. These shoes can literally be worn anywhere footwear is required.

Fioni comes through again with the Fioni Sullivan Bit Thong Sandal, which not only has an on-trend pattern option (pastel snake for the win), but comes in nude and mint. The equestrian-inspired accent is a bonus.

If any sandal brings casual and comfortable together, it’s the Brash Varick City Thong Sandal. And it comes in black or green multi snake print.

A strappy favorite is the Brash Tompkins Tubular Sling Sandal, which will be your next obsession. This lean and lithesome sandal is the ultimate statement shoe that can take you from beach to brunch.

Mary Janes & Oxfords

Too casual? Nah. Mary Jane shoes and Oxfords are timeless classics that will forever be in style.

The Lower East Side Alexi T-Strap Mary Jane features an adjustable strap with a buckle, soft lining, padded sock, and a low-wedge heel. Perfect for the 9 to 5 and the after-hour party.

The Predictions Saddle Oxford scream classic look that also adds some elegance.

Athletics & Sneakers

Trust us, just go look at the Payless Sneakers and Athletics category. There are so many fun styles that go beyond wearing them for a workout.

Just to name a few, the Nicole Miller Sandra Twin Gore Sneaker, the Airwalk Legacee, the American Eagle Bal Oxford, the Cross Trekkers Gusto Running Shoe, and the LA Gear Platform Dash Court Sneaker are classics that look good with anything. And we mean anything

Whatever style you’re into, has you covered. 


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