Loafer-Guide

What Are The Loafer Shoes for Men and How Many Types It Has

In one of our previous article, we have listed different types of men shoes and loafer shoes is one of them. Most of the people failed to realize the difference between loafer shoes and the sleepers. People also have the confusion that whether the loafers are casual shoes or formal shoes? In this article, we will provide you complete details of what are the loafer shoes and what are different types of loafer shoes.

The first thing you should know is that loafers are somehow casual shoes and you shouldn’t use it as formal shoes. As a formal shoe, you need to have leather shoes with the leather sole which loafers don’t have.

Here are we are going to mention few characteristics of loafer shoes which can be used to identify whether the shoes in your hand is a loafer or something else:

  1. Loafers are lace-less shoes
  2. Loafers are low shoes and they will not be able to cover the ankle and will have no support for the ankle
  3. Loafers will have a separate sole
  4. Normally loafer shoes have a low heal
  5. The upper vamp of a loafer has a moccasin-like shape

These are the few characteristics of loafer shoes. Moreover, if you want to know that whether you should wear the loafers with socks or not? Then it is your own choice. Ideally, you should have your socks on when you wear loafers as initially, socks were essential part because loafers are not hygienic so it is good to wear the socks with loafers. But now most of the people love to wear loafers without socks. So it is purely your own choice. You can also wear the think socks which will not be visible but will provide protection to your feed when you wear the loafers.

What are the types of loafers:

There are different types of loafers such as

  • The Wildsmith Loafer
  • The Aurland Loafer
  • The Penny Loafer
  • The Tassel Loafer
  • The Gucci Loafer

some more as well.

The Penny Loafer

The Penny Loafer shoes are very famous and popular style of loafers which was introduced by G.H.Bass in 1934 or 1936. From that time, the company is known for their penny loafer shoes. The design of penny loafers has a distinctive strip of leather (the saddle) of the shoe with a diamond-shaped cut-out. Initially, the design was called as Weejuns but later it is termed as penny loafer and was popular among school kids during 1950s. According to a theory the origin of Penny loafer is Norwegians while some other says that it is American style.

Soon, we will discuss other types of loafers here so stay tuned and keep visiting our blog.

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