How to wear blue suede shoes

Add a velvet feel to your summer collection.

From cerulean to navy, stylish shoes this summer all seem to have the blues. Here, a round-up of eight comfy classics, including sneakers, espadrilles, and slip-ons, in suede that gives a royal richness to the hue.

clae bradley low-top sneakers

In a blue perforated suede that’s called “steel,” these low-top kicks feature a padded tongue and neoprene heel cap for easygoing comfort.
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common projects cadet derby shoes

Known for the hip sneakers that fashion editors favor, Common Projects branches out with these dressier lace-ups crafted in Italy from rich navy suede. They also sport the brand’s signature gold serial numbers unique to each style.
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gucci horsebit suede loafer with web

The legendary Italian label is undergoing a big revival under designer Alessandro Michele and the original Gucci loafer has never been hotter. In deep navy suede, this chic version features the characteristic gold horsebit and familiar bicolor web trim.
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mulo suede espadrilles

This handcrafted men's style is grounded with a lightweight rubber sole, similar to a lightweight sneaker. In storm blue suede, these will easily be your summer go-to, with their aerating trim and barefoot-like appeal.
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robert clergerie gigy slide sandals

These stylish slides come in a suede that's also known as queen’s blue. For a classic warm-weather combination, pair them with anything white, from an eyelet sundress to denim shorts.
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chloe d’orsay espadrille wedge sandal

The French design house has always put a luxury spin on bohemian style. Radiating Parisian charm with scallop trim and traditional braided jute detail, these espadrilles elevate a casual classic to fashion statement.
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aquazzura ananas embroidered suede slippers

Wear this like the locals on the island of Capri do: Collapse the back to turn the shoe into a slide.
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derek lam serena suede high-top sneakers

This take on a high-top features scallop trim around the open sneaker front and whimsical oversized metal eyelets. Instead of laces, a grip-tape suede strap cinches them up.
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