Sneaking Back to Work

8 Unisex Sneakers To Make Office Life A Breeze

We’ve gathered a list of shoes to help make your return to the office more enjoyable

By Sofia Gonzalez Edited by Danielle Wright

The products listed here were independently selected by a member of the editorial staff. Should you choose to purchase a product through a link on this page, we may receive an affiliate commission.

Going back to work returns the daily question of “what am I wearing” every morning and, while reaching for heels and loafers might be the norm, society is embracing comfortability. With a more relaxed dress code, the adopted sneaker look can continue in the workplace.

Labels like Beckett Simonon, adding a navy stripe to their classic "Morgen Trainers" and local Houston boutique Emerson Rose detailing the "Gola Nova" sneaker with a monochrome gold toe, make finding a shoe that is both comfortable and appropriate for your job easy. 

Read ahead for 8 sneaker styles to pair with an all-new office wardrobe

Beckett Simonon Morgen Trainers


The leather-lined Morgen Trainers from Beckett Simonon are a first rate choice for both the workplace and the seasonal warmer scope. Durability meets sustainability with their hand made process and use of shea butter and carnauba wax to formulate its natural luster. 

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York Athletics The Henry Runner


The Henry Runner from York Athletics offered in mesh, sweatshirt, and leather is made with their unique formula of a 52-point measurement that allows the shoe to fit like a glove. For a fashion boost, you have the option of mixing laces. 

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Puma Butter Goods Basket VTG Local


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Houston’s own Social Status is bringing Puma back. The cream colored sneakers are designed with a corduroy upper and suede side stitch, for versatile outfit choices to match the fall vibes.

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Soludos Ibiza Classic Leather Sneaker


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From comfort to eco-friendly, Soludo's Ibiza Classic Leather sneakers have it all. From laces produced entirely from recycled plastic bottles to the soft leather that molds to your foot. The inside also holds Ortholite, to make the sole cushioned for comfort. 

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Emerson Rose Gola Nova Local


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Houston Boutique shop Emerson Rose has this spectacular choice. The Gola Nova sneakers gold metallic toe gives the shoe the perfect pop to match fall's color palette. 

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Puma Suede Varsity Local


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Known as the shoe that brought up Puma’s popularity, the Suede Varsity's black-out look pairs with any blazer or pantsuit. Shop the pair at Houston’s Eight One.

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Vans Style 36 Retro Sport Local


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The hint of color blocking from Vans Style 36 Retro Sport is what makes this shoe great for the season and the office.  Shop the pair at Houston’s own Eight One.

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TOMS Carlo Sneaker


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Yes, TOMS are still in-style. With the sustainable Carlo Sneaker, you get lightweight cushioning from plants and up-cycled materials, plus its flexibility and color ways fit right into the business casual dress code. 

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