From Grace Kelly to Gigi Hadid, loafers are a staple shoe for the fashionable and famous. The loafer is anticipated to trend for fall ’19, as it was spotted on numerous runways during fashion weeks. The classic, slightly masculine silhouette of the slip-on shoe makes it a power shoe of sorts, fit for wearing out and about or to a business meeting.
Since its beginning, the loafer has always been a practical shoe as it was originally inspired by the footwear of Norwegian fisherman. American and British shoemakers began to capitalize on the trend in the early 20th century after weekend and leisure trips to Aurland, a coastal area to the west of Norway’s second-largest city, Bergen.