Most people in the world, especially women love to walk around in heels and consider them their most important and favourite accessory. Women claim that heels make them look taller, slender and more confident reasons because of which they are not ready to exchange their high heeled shoes with anything else.
However there are people in this world, who would choose comfort over looks any day and the arguments about heels being more fashionable do not cut ice with them. They choose their flat soled shoes for more efficiency and comfort. Now although, the people who love flat soles can have their cake and eat it too as loafers are both flat soled (which means more comfort and ease of walking) and fashionable (which means you never have to ditch them for heels for ‘fashionable’ occasions) and thus a perfect combination of shoes for them.
Loafers were originally invented in Europe where they were called ‘slip-ons’. They were taken to America by the travellers and migrants who went to Europe for leisure and work where they are called loafers. They were originally men’s shoes and hence were the work shoes meant only for the outdoors and hard work. However, today they have become shoes that can be worn comfortably by both men and women. They are worn by college going kids (both girls and boys) as they are both comfortable and fashionable. These shoes go with almost all kinds of modern clothing pants, short pants, denims, skirts and shorts. Women particularly pair it with short skirts where they go very well.
In the office and formal scenario too, leather loafers can be worn with pants and they are making their way into the office today more than ever. As women shun high heels to be able to work more freely, these shoes are the perfect replacement for both beauty and for fashion. They can be worn with formal pants and give a formal look to the wearer without making him look sloppy or casual. They are a boon to working women who spend most of their time on foot, such as journalist and marketers.
These shoes are made of a variety of materials and most common are canvas and leather. The leather ones are more appropriate for formals and the canvas ones for casual wear. However, there are no boundaries and people wear the leather ones for casual dressing too. The canvas ones, although haven’t crossed boundaries to the formal side till now.
The markets are well stocked with this coming of age shoe and you can easily buy the ones you like in the many shoe shops across the world. The internet is a better option though, as you can buy from a wide range of selection of shoes and do not have to run here and there to find the perfect shoe. Shopping from the comfort of your home is the best perk of online shopping. You can buy whatever you want and all it takes is a few hits on the keyboard and a few clicks of the mouse. So go ahead and shop all you want! The shoe world is well stocked!