Hit and miss but most lately well inferior, especially those ones.
Mall brands actually make plenty of shoes in that styling these days and the quality is probably the same.
I like those n(n).
Caltex, why do you think you need 3-5 pairs of sneakers for walking around campus? That's nuts. Get one pair you really like, or, at most, two, and wear the hell out of them. Spend the rest of something cooler. You're just gonna end up favoring one or two and the others will sit in the closet anyway.
Objectives 1) Spend my nice little chunk of store credit 2) Purchase brown shoes to be worn mostly casually but that can double in slightly dressier situations
Grenson Dylan - Tan
Grenson Tom - Brown Suede
Grenson Jasper - Brown
The top two Grensons are probably better as the leathers are lighter, making it easier to match with jeans, which are what I assume you would be wearing in a "casual" situation.
All very nice options. I say go with your personal preference, as you can't really go wrong with any of those. That said, I'd go with one of the top two lighter browns. I'd get the tan suede.
Buy them all?