When the sunshine finally comes out, nothing puts more spring in your step than a pair of suede bucks. Lightweight and breathable, there's never been a wider array of colors available. Whether you go with a classic brown (dubbed dirty bucks) or a pristine white pair (which we hope you'll get a little bit dirty) or darker tones like navy, black or olive, it's a warm weather essential you can pretty much start wearing as soon as it's over 50 degrees. Once the heat really starts to hit—think about going sockless. These things were practically made for that. Check out a few options from the easily affordable to designer takes on this classic shoe:
Lands' End, $119
A light suede upper sits on top of a cushion-covered footbed and a shock-absorbing rubber sole.
Made in the USA, a siped sole and leather lining add comfort and traction to these blue suede bucks.
A modern buck with a narrow toe and a genuine Goodyear-welted sole, available in five colors.