The payless shoe is a staple of the American subculture, and now, thanks to the rise of online retailers like Instacart and Walmart, there are more options than ever for shoppers to find the footwear they want.
But if you’re not an aficionado of the sport, there’s one thing you probably won’t find in any of the many online stores offering payless styles: an accompanying price.
This is one of the biggest problems with the term “dude shoe,” a term that’s used to describe the shoe that the shoe is attached to.
You might be surprised to learn that there are many brands that do not include a price tag on their shoes.
Here’s what you need to know about the different styles of payless sneakers.
Why are payless and dude shoes interchangeable?
Both are terms that refer to the same shoe, but there’s a distinct difference in how the shoe looks when it’s attached to a belt.
In traditional “dudes shoes,” the sole is glued to the shoe, while in payless, the sole and the strap of the shoe are attached to each other.
Payless shoes have a thicker sole that provides a wider surface area for the heel to land on.
The difference between a dude and a payless is that the latter is made with a softer sole that allows for a slightly better fit.
It’s also possible for a guy shoe to be constructed of either a stiff sole or a more elastic one.
For example, a Nike Air Max One (which is basically a traditional man’s shoe) will come in two different styles.
The stiff sole is made to accommodate your foot while the elastic one allows for more flexibility.
What are the advantages of payeless versus dude shoes?
While a dude style may have the added benefit of not requiring the wearer to wear socks, it’s still more expensive than paying for a payed-for pair.
The advantage of paying for your payed for shoes is that they’re typically less durable and may not last as long as a dude’s style.
They also tend to look more “real” and offer more comfort.
For instance, a pair of Nike Air Force 1 sneakers will retail for $250, while a pair from Instacarts will retail at $150.
A man’s pair of shoes typically sells for around $500, while sneakers from Walmart retail for around the same amount.
But there’s an important distinction to be made when it comes to price.
The average man’s shoes typically retail for about $60, while payless pairs typically retail at about $200.
How to find a dude or payless style?
You can check out any of Instacards and Walmart stores for a pair to see if they have a dude option.
If not, you can always check the brands on their websites to see what prices are available.
When it comes time to pick up a pair, it may be worth looking up the price online first to ensure that the retailer will have the price to match your needs.
If the store is still offering a price for a dude, be sure to check their website first.
For a more detailed look at each style, read on.
How do you find a payable pair?
Payable is a more specific word that describes the style of the shoes.
A payable style includes both a sole and a strap.
The sole is the part of the sole that is attached directly to the foot.
The strap is attached at the heel.
The more a dude wears the shoes, the more the strap becomes attached to his shoe.
While it may sound like the strap is a secondary function, the straps are actually the most important component to the overall look of a shoe.
If you want to look like a dude without paying a fortune, you might want to consider purchasing a pair that has a strap, as this will keep your shoes looking a bit more authentic.
What brands sell payable or dude shoes and why are they different?
Nike has a wide variety of payable and dude styles.
However, when it came to choosing a pair for the man, there were a few brands that seemed to offer a better fit than Instacars.
You can find a few options for men’s shoes in both the standard and skinny models.
Instacar is a premium brand that sells a number of men’s footwear in both traditional and “dome” styles.
There are several options available in both “domes” and traditional versions.
Nike’s “Dome” versions of the Nike Air, Air Max, and Nike Air Gold offer a more comfortable fit while also giving a slightly wider range of colorways.
The classic “Domes” are available in a range of colors and include a black and white sole and heel.
Another company that sells men’s styles in both a traditional and payed way is Walmart.
The Walmart “Dude” and “Dudes” styles are two of the most common styles in the store, as they are two staples of the subculture.