Developed at the turn of the 20th century and made famous by American college students, men’s loafers remain extremely popular to this day. Light, comfortable and classic in design, these are the leisure shoes par excellence. Over the past few decades, loafers have also become a crucial component of business attire.
Since its invention in America at the start of the 20th century , the loafer has been a firm favourite in men’s footwear fashion. Originally designed to be worn by college students, men’s loafers quickly gained popularity among men of all ages, thanks to their comfortable, lightweight feel, as well as the fact that they are easy to put on and take off. Loafers are classic leisure shoes, perfect for the gentleman who prizes comfortable footwear that is easy to put on. In the US, loafers have been a popular officewear choice for decades, a style preference that has been spreading to Germany as well.
Men’s loafers are considered offshoots of the moccasin
Since loafers do not feature lacing or any other type of closure, you can effortlessly slip them on. Widely considered an offshoot of the moccasin, loafers also feature a shaft that extends along the bottom of the foot and connects to a vamp insert at the top. Unlike the famous »Native American shoe«, however, the loafer features a separate outsole as well as a heel.
The two types of men’s loafers that are probably the best known are the tassel and penny loafer, both of which were created in the US. The tassel loafer is known for featuring a leather cord threaded around the shaft and ending in two striking tassels at the instep. On the other hand, penny loafers, or the truly classic types of loafers, feature a distinctive instep bridge.
Goodyear-welted men’s loafers and lightweight Italian style
Naturally, our Goodyear-welted collection of classic men’s loafers includes penny and tassel loafers. We also offer a striking elastic loafer featuring »hidden« elastic inserts. Created using the supreme shoe production method, these timelessly elegant models feature a thermally insulating cork filler. Our Goodyear-welted men’s loafers are extremely durable and breathable, and ensure wearing comfort even after hours of walking around.
Gentlemen with a penchant for dynamic designs will be thrilled by our »Italian Line«. Assembled in keeping with the traditional moccasin production method, these Blake-stitched men’s loafers boast a lightweight construction that represents the finest Italian craftsmanship. All of the models in our »Italian Line« are 100% made in Tuscany and bear witness to passionate, centuries-old traditional handicraft. Boasting lightweight Italian style, our covetable, dreamy men’s loafers are meticulously crafted from premium-quality leather.
Whether you reach for a classic Goodyear-welted model or one assembled using the moccasin production method is ultimately a matter of personal taste. Each shoe in our collection of premium men’s loafers guarantees a stylish look and feel for the summer.