Spoo, I wear (suede and leather) chukka's year round but I am not a fan of light colored suede, can't really explain why. They just always seem very stark in an outfit.
pocketsquare, I used to be a chiseled last fan, now I am heading into the other direction, maybe it is my age. I think ity goes better with my prference for tapered pants. I much prefer round toes/soft square toes now and my last three purchases were actually mid to dark suede round toe shoes/boots.
For some reason, I actually like the contrast of dark suede with light colored clothing. Can't explain why.