Greetings all, I am travelling to D.C. in a few days for law school related to-dos and am sorely lacking in the casual footwear department... I'll be doing some walking while in D.C. and of course, I would also like them to be fully functional come spring time here in Texas for weekends, shopping, etc. I have picked up pairs of Chuck Taylor's All Stars time and time again and I just cannot get over the fact that they look (almost?) like clown shoes to me! Pumas have suited me in the past but I feel that perhaps I have grown out of them? I'll be looking for a pair of Clarks DBs but still need something a rung down on the formal ladder to compliment. Also, budget is unfortunately a concern for me as well so I won't be able to spend a whole lot Any thoughts for some advice?