Don't be fooled into thinking that sneakers should be reserved for casual occasions. Trainer styles are evolving and formal sneakers are becoming increasingly popular as dress codes shift. Suede sneakers offer a particularly versatile solution to smart casual or business casual dress codes. Wear yours year round – teamed with a sharp tailored suit for those dressier occasions, or with your favourite pair of denim jeans and a casual T-shirt at the pub on the weekend.
Not sure where to start? These are the suede sneaker styles we're loving right now.
Swedish footwear label C.QP never fails to impress with their minimally designed suede sneakers, which are perfect for bridging the gap between formal and casual. The brand's new STRIDE sneakers will quickly become your go-to shoes for everyday wear, thanks to their sporty, versatile aesthetic.
Handcrafted in Portugal with waterproof suede, these dark green suede sneakers from Dalgado are designed for ultimate comfort and breathability. Pair them with a pair of smart trousers and one of Dalgado's leather belts for a fail-safe business look.
Portuguese footwear label JAK is renowned for its sleek, minimalist sneakers, like this elegantly understated suede style. The classic, lightweight silhouette makes them versatile and easy-to-wear, while an orange stripe on the heel adds a subtle pop of colour.
These black waterproof trainers from North-89 are perfect for year-round wear. With Italian suede detailing and comfortable calfskin lining, they're designed to last the distance. You can never go wrong with black sneakers.
Keep it low key with these elegant sneakers from experts in sustainable footwear Uniform Standard. Handcrafted from premium Italian leather and recycled materials, they guarantee equal parts comfort and style. Wear them with navy chinos and an Oxford shirt for a timeless take on smart casual.
Ultra-comfortable and lightweight, these suede high tops from leather experts Hardgraft offer a sock-like feel with the support of a sneaker. Handcrafted in Italy from the finest Italian suede, they'll stand the test of time if you look after them properly.
Oliver Cabell has mastered the art of leather sneakers and the proof is in these meticulously crafted suede low tops. Their simple silhouette lends them ultimate versatility: Wear them with anything from jeans and a hoodie to smart tailored trousers.
For everything you need to know about menswear's most versatile shoe, check out our ultimate guide to sneakers.
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