I wanted to see if I could compile a list of black plain-toe bals and see if there are options I haven't considered. I'm in the market for such a shoe but would not like to break the bank at this point. Anyone have any good ones? As I've mentioned several times in passing on other threads (sorry for sounding like a broken record), I'm putting together my wedding ensemble and have a tux but want a pair of shoes to go with it that will look great but also be more useful in the future than a pair of patent leather shoes, I suppose. I am also considering possibly going the black wholecut route, but am still undecided about that
I like KW's below, but the price point is a little steep, despite the awesome quality. In truth, I'd like to keep the price closer to $200 or below somehow if possible (including sales and such).
Allen Edmonds Vernon (Not plain toe, but not cap toe . . . just has some punching across the toe in place of a cap). I can get these for ~$170 with Amazon's discount + an Amazon Gift Card I have:
Meermin wholecut (~$200):
***I realize that two of these three shoes are not technically a plain-toe balmoral, but I'm just trying to consider all my options here. There don't seem to be many plain toe balmorals out there these days.
Other ideas? Thanks in advance!