* Shades of blue will be abundant this fall
* Wearing blue was once restricted to nobles in 13th century Europe
* A variety of styles for men and women in a smooth and versatile suede
While everyone will be slipping into more neutral colors this fall, that doesn’t mean you should opt to match the color palette of a PSL. Instead, opt for a hue of blue on your feet – it will not only act as an anchoring shade, but might even add a bit of freshness to your fall wardrobe. The suede material is a nice alternative to leather and canvas, too.
1. Puma Suede Classic Badge (Men’s)
If you prefer completely tonal shoes or your wardrobe skews happens to skew a bit more on the darker end of the spectrum, then Puma’s Suede Classic Badge in twilight blue would make for a great pickup.
2. Puma Suede Classic Tonal (Men’s)
Similar to the Puma Suede Classic Badge, the Suede Classic Tonal ditches the embroidered formstrip for a matching suede one instead in a more subdued “blue fog” colorway. A simple, streamlined alternative to basic white.
3. Nike Court Royale Suede (Men’s)
The armory navy upper of the Nike Court Royale Suede is offset by a gum sole for a more relaxed option in your sneaker rotation, and the padded collar and tongue make for a comfortable ride and fit.
4. Vans SK8-Hi (Unisex)
Opt for Vans’ old school classic hi-top, the SK8-Hi, in “goblin blue” for a more toned-down look. Sometimes your shoes don’t need to make a statement. Great for both men and women.
5. Geox Snake Sneaker (Women’s)
Ladies, if you’ve never slipped on a pair of Geox, then you’ve never experienced the level of comfort that this Italian shoemaker is known for in the shoe world. Even more incredible is Geox’s patented Respira technology that sits just above the sole, which allows heat and humidity to escape the shoe, keeping you dry and comfortable all day.
6. Adidas Originals Gazelle (Women’s)
Here’s another classic done up in navy suede from Adidas. The Originals Gazelle is your quintessential low-top that will pair perfectly whether you’re dressed slightly up or down.
7. Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78 (Unisex)
Retro runners are on trend amongst sneaker aficionados and it doesn’t get much more old school than the Onitsuka Tiger EDR 78, which was originally released in 1978 “as a unique style to Japan.”
8. Gola Bullet Suede (Women’s)
Another retro classic, but this time from Britain’s Gola in marine blue.
9. Christian Louboutin Louis Flat Suede (Men’s)
And now for something a bit more decorative. The Louis Flat Suede from Christian Louboutin is done up in a tonal matte blue with an all-over spike motif that screams punk rock. If you’re looking for a pair of blue suede shoes to make a statement in, you’d be hard-pressed to find something better.