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Hesitant to use suede in fall/winter

Patrician

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I'm currently in the market for two pair of shoes; one pair of brogue and one pair of chelsea boots. I want them in a brown leather but cant seem to find a pair that fits my needs and wallet for that matter. However, I have found both shoes in suede but I'm a bit hesitant to go with suede during fall/winter since its kind of a sensitive material. Yes I know that you proof them but is that really enough? Where I live both fall and winter equals rain.

Help me, should I keep looking for leather shoes OR should I go with suede after all?
 

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Good suede is really much heartier than most people suspect. It is very well suited for autumn and -- with proper care -- can be worn in early winter as well. Of course, one should forego wearing them in truly inclement weather and -- if snow is a factor in your area -- be very mindful of slush and salt.
 

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Suede is tough, and oh so appropriate with the Fall wear. Just waterproof them and avoid rain downpour and snow. A bit of drizzle is not going to hurt.
 

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I havent been convinced just yet but if I would go for suede chelseas, which ones of these three attached?


 

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Of the three, the middle one.
 

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My order of preference is 2,1,3, but it is a personal choice, clearly.
 

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I wear my suede shoes in fall/winter mostly, but not during snow and heavy rain.
 

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Almost all kinds of dirt can be removed from suede with a crepe brush, when it has dried.
Besides the soles and bit of spray for the uppers, they actually need less treatment then non-suede leathers.
 

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These look nice too.
Herring Coltham (Chelseaboots)
Made in Loake factory. £120/$211.
 

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