When Elvis sang the iconic hit about blue shoes, it was more than just something catchy to hum to. It marked, in song, the birth of a trend few would dare to conquer. We’ve all heard the song and shaken our hips in remembrance of the legendary singer, but how many of us have thought that his love of blue suede was exactly practical? Suede can be such a difficult material to wear, and blue is not usually the first choice in footwear. Put your fear aside though, because this Fashionisto shows us how to rock the legendary shoe in an everyday kind of way.
The casual blue suede shoe can be your next favorite investment. Instead of boat shoes or canvas sneakers in the late summer or early fall, don a pair of these cobalt kicks for every occasion like class, work or dinner with the guys. From sporty to retro to simple and classic there is a pair of blue suede (or faux suede) shoes to match every style.
This Fashionisto dresses down his blue suede shoes with worn-in and cuffed jeans, a blue floral button-down, a one-of-a-kind leather belt and vintage felt hat.
How To: Want to pay Elvis tribute and wear the classic blue suede shoe look? Keep your outfit neutral. Sticking in the blue color family ties in your footwear without trying too hard. Match with earthy browns or grays for a casual look.