I'm looking to buy a pair of black loafers for the coming school year but I have had some trouble finding what I'm looking for. I will wear the shoes at least 3-4 days/week. I have to walk between classes on a huge campus so I will be doing some major walking on them(couple of miles/day). Style wise, they should be dressy, but not formal...something that I could wear with gray slacks or jeans. I've found what I'm looking for style-wise, but not practicality-wise.
For instance, I really like these:
but I don't think that they will last very long with my walking.
This, in my view, is the perfect shape and sole combination for my style:
I would buy these in the blink of an eye if I could afford them and if they were black.
SOOOO, my question is, with a budget of $250, which shoes would you recommend that have that "grainy" leather look(not necessarily, but preferred), can be used daily, have a heel, and are good quality?