Suede shoes act as a trusty mid-ground between more formal footwear and casual styles. Suede offers the same strength and quality as leather while also adding a better sense of texture to your silhouettes.
Don’t get us wrong, the right pair of leather shoes is an undebatable classic, but in recent years suede shoes have become a rotation essential thanks to their unique patinas and unbreakable construction.
With the warm weather en route, shorts are beginning to assert their position as go-to bottoms, meaning that your footwear choice is more apparent than ever. That’s why summer has always been the sneakerhead’s favorite season — all eyes are on the kicks.
Better still, without the prospect of unexpected showers, you can be sure that your suede will survive a day out. It makes sense, then, that we hit
Off-White™’s signature sponge sole unit forms a nice contrast with the refined black suede uppers.
If you’re looking to bring a new angle to your all-sneaker rotation, Dr. Martens is the best place to begin your new, suede-fueled look.
Lanvin’s fan-favorite Curb Sneakers nod to the big skate shoes we wore back in the ’90s, but the luxury suede uppers remind us that they’re a whole different class of shoe.
UGG’s Tasman Slippers have been a revelation for many. They’ve become the brand’s new sell-out style and for good reason: they’re comfy, look great with everything, and fuss-free.
Yume Yume’s Truck Slides are a recipe for success when the sun’s out. They perfectly embody our easygoing, carefree attitude when the warm weather finally rolls around.
Taking inspiration from canvas slip-ons, this pair of MM6 sneakers breaks the mould with luxury suede uppers and a chunky sole unit.
TOD’s is all about timelessness — great tailoring and traditional styles form the brand’s collections. Want further proof? These mules are literally called Timeless Mules.
Visvim has long made footwear that looks like sneakers but just doesn’t quite fit the category. This pair looks to lightweight running silhouettes for its inspiration, but Americana detailing like the tassels draw out a different personality.
A stone-cold classic, the Clarks Originals Wallabee has proven its dominance over decades of subcultural love. It goes with everything from shorts to suits and covers every season with ease.
Where better to end out suede shoes journey than with a Gucci loafer? If nothing caught your fancy earlier, then the classic Gucci horsebit loafer will.
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