What say you all? I was looking for a pair of pale oxfords - either a light grey or blush.
I wear suede in light colors through the spring and summer. Sometimes it's the color that makes something look more wintry. I feel suede is more for winter as well. I will wear it in summer, but it feels off to me I wish I'd bought my Okala's in leather not suede for this reason.
I have always thought of suede as a transitional or winter item, which is kind of silly as it is not a wet winter item at all..
Looking forward to seeing what the consensus is on this. I used to think of suede as for winter. But I am seeing so many cute, colorful somewhat bare styles like your find, that I am changing my mind on this. I sort of feel it's not a summer thing either, but the suede I have I can't wear on really wet winter days due to risk of damage.
I do have one pair of summer walking sandals with part wide suede strap and part wide leather strap in contrasting colours. Now those have been worn in summer a heap, as sandals. I think in my head suede "feels" warmer so equals not-summer, if that makes any sense. But unless your summer is drastically hot then you could wear in summer too, don't see why not really.
Interesting how we get these fashion neuroses Interesting, I never really considered suede as strictly winter shoes, it is more how the shoes feel. For example I have 3 pairs of suede shoes, two of those feel like summer while third pair feels strictly winter.
Hope it is obvious which pair is which. Only the red ones look summer to me LOL wedges are my summer shoes, but who knows, maybe I am breaking some unwritten suede law Will follow this with interest. Anchie, I was going to guess the red ones for summer, too!
And they are exactly the kind of thing I am looking for! It's funny, when first reading this, I thought, "yes, suede is for winter". Then I remembered my two pairs of summer espadrilles that are suede.
And they look very summery. I also have this idea that patent leather is 'winter'. But I have nude patent pumps I wear year-round, and a pair of Stuart Weitzman Nunaked sandals in patent leather. I only wear those in the summer. To answer your question, Ms. Mary, the shoes you show read 'winter' to me, because I can't picture them with summer skirts or shorts. But that doesn't actually mean these shoes wouldn't rock a summer look. It just means that I lack imagination.
I've been seeing a lot of shoes in suede. In terms of it being seasonal, I think it depends on the item. I've noticed the same thing! I was looking for a pair of pale oxfords - either a light grey or blush.
I found tons of them, but all suede! I love the look of them, but I feel like suede is really impractical for spring as it's so rainy. I always spray my shoes with protector, but even then I feel like suede would be ruined in a single heavy downpour. Suede was big here last summer. I thought the same thing as you at first but then I succumbed.
I had that same bug in my head - until recently. I've got a pair of red or pale blue suede pumps or sandals on my spring list because the more i think about it, the suede makes these colours look richer in a shoe. You know how sometimes coloured leather can look sketchy? I do think some shoes " look" more wintry or summery, but I've left suede out of the equation.
Suede is foot- friendly for me and comfortable, stylish shoes are very hard to find. So suede is actually s plus if the style is right. I would think in terms of outfit creation. These have s strap and are relatively dainty compared to booties and such. Also, I'm getting more silhouette-driven than seasonal. I can't maintain comfort and style that is only good for a couple of months out of I have to wear them while they fit, since my feet change a bit every couple of years, it seems, and while the style appeals and I have " capsules " they work with.
Red is a neutral! Think summer colors, think olives and gold in fall, and black, yay, what's not to like! Just be sure you watch your mileage.
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We'll send you style advice and intel for the modern man. With all due respect to your wife, the chukka boot—with its desert roots—is summer appropriate. I live in SC and wear suede shoes year round. I let the color and style determine what season they best fit. Beating the Carolina humidity while looking as cool as they come, hats off to you Stan! Since I think Brogues look sexier, I might settle with them.
Do you think Suede is a practical choice considering my status as of now and this environment I live in? First of all, I live in the Philippines.
It is very hot around here I chose tropical weave fabrics for my suit and leather shoes are very ubiquitous. So, I decided to have my own style which somehow breaks the business formal norm.
The suede shoes really help my feet breathe even with thick socks. Do you think shined shoes speak more authority? To add up, I think this style speaks for myself. A shined shoes also shows how much I care for myself. So, with practicality in mind, what do you think? Your status in the workplace is earned, not forced by how you dress.
So if suede shoes are appropriate for the environment and you like them, keep wearing them. If not, then get yourself the best pair of full-grain leather shoes you can buy and wear them with confidence. Confidence, after all, will earn you more respect than any pair of shoes. Your email address will not be published.
In a traditional brown, these suede shoes are a textural change-up from your usual brown dress shoe and suit combos. Get a pair in a more adventurous tone, like blue, if you really want to turn the dial to fresh. What more could you want from suede shoes in summer? Slip right into your Monza Driving Shoes and you’ll be walking on a cloud ― or, to be more precise, on plush rubber heels and soles. Drive through the countryside, top down, sporting the premium suede, sumptuous . Feb 28, · There was a time, long ago and far away, in which suede was a winter material. Summer was 'white or dirty bucks' which is nubuck leather. One would not have worn suede shoes in the summer in general. Of course in this land of distant memory it also was considered desirable to dress according to the season in general.