Behind the trend… The loafer

A loafer is typically a low-heeled shoe that resembles a leather moccasin. It originated in Norway and was introduced in the 1940’s. Like the moccasin the loafer is a slip-on shoe with a front panel that is laced.  The loafer can also be seen as a high heel version for womens shoe fashions.  The loafer is a shoe that is primarily worn by men. Women have been known to wear the shoe as casual footwear.


Source: The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers

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