I can recommend that you not get loafers or drivers. A well made shoe will likely have a goodyear welt or another type of construction that allows it to be resoled, meaning the shoe can go through many soles before it's life is up. Look at the Allen Edmonds shoe bank for solid shoes on a budget.
Also, shoes were made to be worn. While I do not suggest taking them on your sledding trip, do not be afraid to wear them out.