Where there were shoes that looked reasonable, they were sports shoes and there wasn't really any discussion of brands or models more than "these are really comfortable", and I would like a bit more of a comparison sort of affair than a random buy.
I'm asking here because I have absolutely no clue as to fashion or brands, but am sort of tired of wearing sports shoes that are three or four difference colors and plated with vinyl in relentless diagonals, or ones that are solid black or white. I was planning on buying Converses, not Chuck Taylors, because I recognize the brand and most of their shoes looks fairly nice and minimalist in design. But, like I said, I don't know anything about this, and thought I would ask the cool people at TL before I went out and bought something.
There's also the fact that most of the shoes that I've looked at and found tolerable are skate shoes, which have a few design aspects I am not a huge fan of and will never make use of, like the soles or vamp. A part of me is wondering if there's any company out there that makes tasteful, stylish shoes designed completely for casual wear. I do like patterned prints in moderation, if that's a factor.
Cost isn't really an issue, but sub-$100 would be nice. If the shoes are nice and will last a while, I wouldn't be adverse to spending more, however.
tl;dr - I don't know anything but want new shoes. I don't want sports shoes. I'm not adverse to skate shoes, but I'm wondering if there's sitting shoes or something. Pretty is important.