“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”-Edith Sitwell. What better way to complement home, than to walk around in it with the first pair of house shoes ever made for royalty directly from London, loafers! This popular and ever so versatile slip-on has evolved over time and adapted to many different era’s.
This style shoe is great for many different occasions. From work to leisure and school to business, whatever the choice, loafers will keep the comfort in your step. In the 1930’s, G.H. Bass started making loafers under the name Weejuns (seeing as how this style originated in Norway). He made his style loafer with a distinctive addition, a strip of leather across the saddle with a diamond cut-out. In the mid 1950’s other influences brought a more elegant image to the light, such as lower cuts. In America and some European countries, the loafer takes a more general use as a casual and informal shoe. But for more formal situations, lace-ups are very much preferred.
Worn by women, men and even children, loafers have been and will be around with style and comfort for a very long time. This style shoe is owned by many different name brands. G.H. Bass is a more sophisticated and formal style. If you are looking for a more leisure or homebound style, UGG, LAMO’s or even Life Stride would all be wonderful choices. At Houser Shoes, comfort is a key aspect we look at when bringing in new shoes. When it comes to loafers, this style ranks one of the highest in comfort. Come on in to Houser Shoes and we will make sure to surpass accommodating your loafing needs.