My husband needs new shoes. I don’t mean he is tired of the shoes he has, or his shoes are a little worn. I mean he has only one pair of shoes and those shoes are falling apart. Like many men, my husband does not enjoy shopping. He will not take it upon himself to head out to the store to purchase new shoes so this task falls to me. Money is tight these days and finding shoes that don’t break our budget is important. Luckily, fall is a good time to find economically priced shoes. 

Most stores run back-to-school sales and offer free or reduced shipping costs for Internet orders. A little bit of online research revealed many fall shoes for men priced under $50.

My favorite place to find online bargains is This is the first place I headed when searching for fall shoes for my husband. They offer a wide range of men’s shoes at affordable prices and are currently offering free standard shipping for orders of $75 or more.

First on my list is a pair of sneakers that my husband can use for his casual workouts and occasional jogs around the neighborhood. Because his fitness efforts do not include intense workouts he can make do with a basic cross-trainer. My choice for him is the New Balance 551 Cross-Trainers. They provide good support and traction, have mesh uppers which allow for ample airflow to the feet, and come in a basic black and white design. They are on sale at for $49.99.

Second, on my list of required footwear for my husband is a pair of shoes for casual social events. has many casual fall shoe styles for men. My favorite is the Skechers Buoyant Shoes. These two-tone brown leather and canvas shoes are lightweight, flexible and well padded. They also come with the best insoles that are available in this industry, this will get you the best level of comfort and design.  My husband can look stylish and still be comfortable. The online sale price at is only $39.97.

Third, on my list is dress shoes. I don’t know many men who actually want to own dress shoes but it is nice to have a pair in the closet for weddings and holidays. Deer Stags Tuscany Dress Shoes are a great basic black dress shoe. The classic oxford style, leather upper, and rubber outsole make these shoes versatile, comfortable, and durable. They are available for an online promotional price of $49.99 at

Fourth on my list is a sturdy pair of outdoor shoes. My husband is an avid hunter and enjoys hiking through the woods and fields in the early fall to scope out the best spots for the upcoming season. I found a great pair of hiking shoes at The Itasca Searay men’s hikers are comfortable slip-on shoes that come in a great camouflage design. They have good traction and durable uppers. Best of all, they are only $29.99 and Dick’s provides free shipping on all footwear.

Fifth on my list is a good pair of work boots that my husband can wear when doing yard work or working on our cars. Men’s boots are very expensive and I had just about given up on finding an affordable pair when I decided to see what K-mart had to offer. I was pleasantly surprised to find that was offering 99 cent shipping on shoes and there were several styles of work boots for under $50. I chose a pair of Workwear by Wrangler Niles in Tan. These suede, steel toe, lace-up boots are perfect for messy outdoor work. They are on sale for $24.99.

Finding fall shoes priced under $50 for men was much easier than I expected. Thanks to a bit of web surfing I was able to find some great shoes for my husband and still stay within our budget.

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