When it gets warmer and warmer, we gradually take off the heavy winter boots and put on the portable shoes instead. Except in some special occasions like official occasions and doing special sports, for most of us, loafers are great choices in our daily wearing. The definition of loafers is low, lace-less shoes, belonging to slip-on shoes. You can also regard loafers as the shoes specially designed for lazy men as they are very easy to put on/off even without using a hand. Loafers are mainly made from leather, suede and velvet, so soft that you can even wear them without socks. However, with the development of loafers, various kinds of loafers have appeared, including those with tassel details, buckle details and without any decorations. Something novel and distinctive should arise among them, thus I’d love to share two types of loafers with you here.
This embossed leather loafers are made from genuine full grain cowhide leather, as you can see from the pictures, the biggest highlight of it is the allover embossing. The embossed patterns look like different shapes of smooth pebbles which flicker according to the outside light, attracting others’ attention involuntarily on the street. Besides, a leather tie at vamp through the backside decorates the loafer additionally. As for the outsole, it adopts soft rubber pebble outsole that offers the biggest comfort to your feet. Such a pair of embossed leather loafers appeals to me at the first sight, what about you?
The another one is suede driving loafers. You may not feel amazed at it at first and think it is just so so. However, it does exceed other suede loafers in some aspects. On the one hand, the color of the suede leather is gradient, which can be more obviously seen in orange and grey. On the other hand, the strap detail at the front is simple but not dull, showing its design idea of simple fashion. What’s more, it is made by exquisite handcraft which can be reflected in every detail of the loafers. I bet you will feel the heart of the designer and craftsman when wearing it.
Just as Mr. Leeman, a Dutch shoe designer, said he never wore sneakers and he only wore loafers as he think they were the best kind of shoes. Have you sensed the glamour of loafers now? If so, you shouldn’t miss them from now on.
Freelance writer, columnist
Apr. 8, 2017