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Feb 9, 2014 - 3:26pm

People put way to much thought into this shit... Can't speak to the quality of H&M shoes but the appearance is fine. As for the color, I'd stick to black unless the dress code where you'll be working is business casual

Feb 13, 2014 - 2:54pm

I'd say the odds of H&M shoes even lasting the entire summer for you are pretty slim, especially if you're working 12+ hour days.

Stylistically, though? The black ones are fine (the brown look very cheap; it's much easier to notice leather quality on non-black shoes).

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Feb 13, 2014 - 3:40pm

They are fine. Really don't have to worry too much about this stuff as long as you are within the realm of "normal" (i.e. no clown shoes). I would go with black as you will probably wear those a lot more.

Mar 8, 2014 - 4:51pm

Honestly, don't listen to the posters above who keep telling you to buy Park Avs. For a summer analyst role, these are more than fine. And unless you plan on running marathons in these, they'll hold up just fine over the summer.

I had a pair of Rockport shoes that I bought for $25 in high school that I used for six years, including during my summer analyst role. And guess what? They were fine. No one noticed or cared. I have a pair of Park Avs now, and guess what? They're fine, too, and no one has noticed that I'm wearing those now, either. Look, I'm not denying that the latter shoe is better constructed, or will retain its quality longer - of course it will. But honestly, as a summer analyst (unless you have a lot of parental help/tons of prior money) spending $350+ on a pair of dress shoes is pretty absurd. You could buy like 2 decent suits with that money, or 8 shirts, or 8 ties... you get my point.

Of course, if you have the money and don't mind spending a fairly large amount of money on one pair of shoes, Park Avs are a great choice. I'm just saying don't believe people on here who have the Park Ave/$350+ shoes or bust mentality.

Also, Johnston and Murphy's Melton Oxfords are a great mid-tier shoe to buy. You can generally get it for $100-175.

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