I've been wearing skate shoes for 10 years. They wear out within 2 months (even after I quit skating) and just look weird. I wear jeans every day and need something that looks good with darker jeans. Durability is important, I'm playing in a few bands and running around on stage every weekend, so I don't expect them to last forever, but they're going to have to withstand some abuse. My friend has Sambas which look good but I'd like some more options. $75 would be a good budget, I think.