Shoe Dress Code for MBB interviews

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Anonymous A asked on Nov 12, 2019

Hi, I've read on many forums that the shoe color should be black. Is it really a must, or would a dark brown shoe be fine as well?

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Antonello
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replied on Nov 12, 2019
McKinsey | MBA professor for consulting interviews

Hi,
it depends on the firm and on the country. With black you are sure, but in most countries, especially for Bain and BCG, dark brown is good as well.

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Antonello

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Vlad
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replied on Nov 12, 2019
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Hi,

Nobody cares about your shoes if you are good with cases and communication. Please concentrate on prep instead of wasting your time on the dress, etc,

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Anonymous replied on Nov 12, 2019

Hi there, I agree with other experts. Always black shoes even for saving because you can match it with all suits colours. An other tip, always dark blue socks ;)

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Giulia
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replied on Nov 12, 2019
McKinsey Business Analyst | 3+ years Experience | MBA at LBS

Hi,

I'll just add on what Antonello said. In many countries, the policy is "no brown in town".

Since you don't know who'll interview you, I'd play safe and make the investment of black shoes!

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