Nothing good ever comes without a price. That's one of the big misunderstandings...or refusal to understand...that we encounter here all the time.
If you don't feel compelled...don't recognize a need...to maintain your dress shoes--to put some effort into it not only in understanding what leather is all about but what you need to do to own a pair of leather shoes, then yes, corrected grain leathers, rubber soles and Crocs are probably your best bet.
DW, it's crazy to say, but leather is sort of a passionate material like no other materials could bring to an individual.
I don't wear any other leather stuff than belts, boots, and shoes, but still, it is quite an arousing, passionate material.
*Note - arousal here does not carry sexual means to it.