This year’s denim trends span from ultra wide-leg styles to split-hem silhouettes. But no matter how many buzzy trends make headlines, there will always be one classic style that reigns supreme among the fashion set: straight-leg jeans. Lead by Levi’s 501 jeans with newcomers from Agolde, Citizens of Humanity, Slvrlake, and more also offering competitive alternatives, the original denim shape will always hold a special place in our hearts (and our closets).
Once you’ve secured that one perfect pair of straight-leg jeans—find our tried-and-true favorites here—the next step is to figure out which shoes to wear with them. Though the options are pretty much endless for this timeless denim shape, there are, in fact, a few shoe styles that pair especially well. From Western boots to flat sandals, keep scrolling to shop the absolute best shoes to wear with straight-leg jeans.