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Woody's World: Spring in Suede Styles


If there’s one piece of style advice we’re passing along this Spring it’s "Comfort is king." Coming off of a year of uncertainty and stress, the luxury of feeling supported and comfortable in our gear is a must. West Coast barber, surfer, and father of two, Woody Lovell, is a constant source of inspiration to the HELM team. We can always count on Woody for tips on how to curate the details that make everyday essentials feel special. Taking cues from his California wardrobe, keep reading for our ultimate comfort guide to Spring style.


Comfort To-Go

We built The Charlie to balance the longevity of a handcrafted shoe with the comfort of athletic-wear. Sidewall stitch construction and a lightweight rubber sole make this sneaker an ideal travel companion for wherever the road takes you. 

Leisure in Luxury

Suede has been a staple of the sneaker industry for decades. We love the look of a suede sneaker styled with joggers or sweats. The Charlie’s hardware detailing adds a dose of intentionality and polish to a layered leisure look. Mix tone-on-tone neutrals with color pop accessories for elevated streetwear appeal. 

Soft in Suede

The Charlie features a rounder toe shape and padded ankle support for comfort right out of the box. Our Tan and Navy suede editions boast a zero break-in period. HELM Russan suede is supple and durable, with a luxe feel and instantaneous contour. Your feet will thank you. 

Investing in Quality

The key to great style is investing in quality pieces that only get better as you wear them through the years. A quick wipe down of the sole keeps these sneakers looking brand new even with miles of wear. By only adding thoughtfully designed pieces to your wardrobe, you are able to confidently go anywhere.