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Shoe Dress Code for MBB interviews

dress code
New answer on Nov 12, 2019
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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 | NASA | top 10 FT MBA professor for consulting interviews | 6+ years of coaching

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
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

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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Giacomo
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replied on Nov 12, 2019
Bain & Company | MBA | Real Case Simulation

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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Anonymous replied on Nov 12, 2019

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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