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 with a sharp tailored suit during the week to impress work colleagues, and 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 our favourite suede sneaker styles today.
C.QP Dark Beige Otium Sneakers
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. These dark beige trainers will quickly become your go-to shoe, thanks to their sleek, versatile aesthetic.
Dalgado Green Suede Giuseppe Sneakers
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.
C.QP Warm Grey Dinghy Sneakers
These grey suede slip-on sneakers from C.QP will no doubt become a staple shoe in your wardrobe. Cut in the style of smart loafers but with the functionality of sneakers, they fuse slipper-like comfort with minimalist Scandi style. Worn with a white linen shirt and classic chino shorts, they'll take you effortlessly from beach to bar.
North-89 Black Weatherproof No-1 Sneakers
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.
Uniform Standard Powder Suede Series 1 Sneakers
Make a statement with these pale pink sneakers from experts in sustainable footwear Uniform Standard. Handcrafted from premium Italian leather and recycled materials, these trainers guarantee equal parts comfort and style. Wear them with linen shorts and a loose shirt for a breezy summer look.
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