Suede sneakers act as a trusty mid-ground between more formal footwear and casual styles. Suede offers the same strength and quality as leather while also adding a better sense of texture to your silhouettes. Don’t get us wrong, the right pair of leather shoes is an undebatable classic, but in recent years suede shoes have become a rotation essential thanks to their unique patinas and unbreakable construction.

With the warm weather already alive and kicking, shorts have overtaken pants as the go-to bottoms, meaning that your footwear choice is more apparent than ever. That’s why summer has always been the sneakerhead’s favorite season — all eyes are on the kicks. Better still, without the prospect of unexpected showers, you can be sure that your suede will survive a day out. It makes sense, then, that we're lining up some suede sneakers for our summer rotations.

Check out the best suede sneakers below.

Fashion Baby Swallowtail Low Camo Hawk Sneakers

Swallowtail Low Camo Hawk Sneakers

Swallowtail Low Camo Hawk Sneakers

$395

Fashion Baby

Buy at 24S.com

Exclusive to 24S, Fashion Baby has burst onto the luxury suede sneakers scene with an exclusive capsule. Italian vegan suede forms the upper of this clean pair.

Nike Air Jordan 4 Retro Bred

Air Jordan 4 Retro Bred

Air Jordan 4 Retro Bred

$537

Nike

Buy at Stadium Goods

Do you need any more reason to have these in your rotation? The Jordan 4 is a classic by itself but dressed in the Bred colorway it's a no-brainer.

New Balance 993

993

993

$185

New Balance

Buy at New Balance

New Balance's Made in USA selection is upheld by its exacting standards when it comes to materials. This pair of New Balance 993s features a supple Vintage Indigo suede upper with a faded finish.

Reebok x A$AP NAST Legacy

A$AP NAST Legacy

A$AP NAST Legacy

$100

Reebok

Buy at Urban Outfitters

A$AP Nast tried his hand at reworking the Reebok Legacy Suede. Undoubtedly one of Reebok's best silhouettes, this pair looks even better with a dusty, neutral suede palette.

Maison MIHARA YASUHIRO Hank Suede Sneakers

Hank Suede Sneakers

Hank Suede Sneakers

$528

Maison MIHARA YASUHIRO

Buy at Luisaviaroma

Few labels are putting out silhouettes as impactful as Maison Mihara Yasuhiro right now. The chunky, clay-like sole units breathe new life into familiar uppers and this pair is helped by a snake-texture black suede construction.

Nike Waffle Trainer 2 SP Sneakers

Waffle Trainer 2 SP Sneakers

Waffle Trainer 2 SP Sneakers

$104

Nike

Buy at Slam Jam

Nike's Waffle Trainer is a certified vintage classic and it lives up to that name fully in this brown suede iteration. A contrasting yellow Swoosh rounds out this summer smash.

HOKA One One Bondi L Sneakers

Bondi L Sneakers

Bondi L Sneakers

$103

HOKA One One

Buy at Slam Jam

HOKA One One styles usually err on the side of performance, but this suede-upper reinvention positions the fan-favorite Bondi Sneakers as a lifestyle crossover.

adidas Campus 80s

Campus 80s

Campus 80s

from $100

adidas

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

You really can't go wrong with the adidas Campus 80. This silhouette has been doing the rounds nonstop since its release in the '80s and it's going nowhere fast.

PUMA Suede Classic XXI

Suede Classic XXI

Suede Classic XXI

$70

PUMA

Buy at PUMA

Another titan in the arena of timeless suede sneakers, the PUMA Suede Classic has never looked more prepped for bright days than in this off-white colorway.

Prada Triangle Logo Sneakers

Triangle Logo Sneakers

Triangle Logo Sneakers

$660

Prada

Buy at Matchesfashion

Prada's footwear offering is highly underrated in the world of luxury sneakers. This pair of minimal suede sneakers features the inimitable triangular logo by way of detailing.

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