Leather and suede shoes: the pros and cons you should always consider
Most likely you already have some leather or suede shoes in your collection. The materials are among the most common in men's formal attire and offer a classic formal look, even becoming part of other more alternative and casual outfits.
And since they are two of the most common that we will see, we decided to make a list of the pros and cons that we can find in them for you to consider in your next purchase (where we recommend you check, first of all, that you have leather or genuine suede, unless you want something else).
Among the advantages that leather shoes have, first of all is durability, being a fairly resistant material that, despite use, will remain reliable over time, in addition to the fact that leather always looks good on the pieces, as long as they are of high quality. On the other hand, leather, being slightly flexible, offers constant comfort, and they are ideal for any occasion. An extra that it has is that it can stretch to fit the shape of the foot.
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The problem with leather shoes is that if you're looking for really genuine leather, chances are you'll find quite high prices. On the other hand, taking care of them can be quite complicated, especially if you want to keep them looking their best.
Similarly, if you have sweaty feet, they may not be the best option since they don't have much breathability, so they can lock in heat, causing discomfort. However, this may depend on the type of leather.
On the other hand, it is common to come across supposed leather shoes that are actually made of fake leather or other derivatives. Here you have to learn to identify the leather or check the footwear well to look for a legend that says it is 100% leather.
Suede shoes are one of the best options for men's footwear in both formal and smart-casual outfits, giving a sophisticated and elegant touch that looks great. You will usually notice that these shoes are soft and also lightweight, which makes them comfortable. If you are in winter it is also a good shoe since it protects from the cold, but it also remains breathable for summer.
When we talk about genuine suede we will also find quite high prices, also, it can be quite difficult to care for and maintain. On the other hand, they tend to get dirty very easily, and dust affects them like no other shoe, and cleaning them is another task that can be complicated. In the same way, another con is that the sun itself can remove their color or alter it over time, so they will always end up wearing out.
If we had to choose between the two, we couldn't really pick just one. Both are elegant in their own way and are ideal for wearing with different types of outfits, both with their own pros and cons.