The Compass

Suede shoes for the summer? ‘Kid has gone mad,’ you may exclaim. In the most traditional sense suede is meant for country shoes. But the good old Duke did away with that. So I suppose for the last few decades suede has mostly been thought of as a fall and winter thing. But even that is errant, at least as far as I am concerned.

You know how sometimes coloured leather can look sketchy?

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Suede shoes for the summer? ‘Kid has gone mad,’ you may exclaim. In the most traditional sense suede is meant for country shoes. But the good old Duke did away with that. So I suppose for the last few decades suede has mostly been thought of as a fall and winter thing. But even that is errant, at least as far as I am concerned.
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Suede does have a sort of autumnal feeling to it, but there’s no reason you can’t wear suede shoes in any season. The only season during which suede is inadvisable is the rainy season.

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ThatGuy , Feb 28, Thanks SF a new me , 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. Meaning in the summer seersucker and light colored suits were the norm, not the exception. Modern heating and air conditioning has largely diminished the variables of seasonal dressing.

Suede seems to be completely acceptable in the summer these days. I still think it is especially dapper to vary ones shoes with the seasons a bit.

I won't wear loafers in the winter, nor heavy dark colored laceups in the summer. I wear dark suede in the winter and tobacco or snuff suede in the summer. These rules are not hard and fast, and there are exceptions taken It only makes sense - if your attire is lighter colored in the summer - as it is for many - won't a lighter colored shoe be more appropriate?

Gdot , Feb 28, JayJay , Feb 28, I ordered a pair of suede longwings and was hoping to wear them most of the winter, unfortunately they keep getting delayed so that didn't happen. I do have a couple other pair of suede shoes and I wear them all year long. As others have said, the color is more of a determinant of when they are worn than anything else is. Michigan Planner , Feb 28, Dirty bucks were standard summer fare as a youth, if not year round wear, and they weren't nu-buck but the real daddy in suede.

That was before sailing became my summer occupation and past time, and boat shoes were the de rigor summer footwear uniform regardless of attire. Clark's desert boots and Wallabies seemed to see plenty of summer use as well when away from town and the water until pursuit of the opposite sex demanded more stylish suede alternatives like chukkas, loafers, and oxfords.

Different views from different experiences. It seems wearing anything other than flip flops or trainers is rather unusual for summer wear in the US at least and suede shoes of any color would be a good place to start.

Year round as long as it is dry. In general for me, darker suede in fall and winter, lighter suede in spring and summer. Those are cute shoes. I'd wear them in spring or summer. 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.

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.