Black Loafers For Women
When we hear word “loafers” ,it makes us feel relaxed. In dictionary itself, loafing means laze or lounge. Similarly, loafer shoes are mostly considered as casual or informal wear. Like, wearing them at home or dine-out or casual outing. But, now the trends have changed. Like, how the ergonomics of a workplace has changed. Like, Google offices. They have a relaxed work environment- like, swimming pools & billiards table within the office premises; hammocks instead of office chair and table; theme-based cubicles; etc., All these amenities are provided, so that the employees are super motivated and the productivity increase.
Similarly, the world of shoes have changed. Now, it's more of “Be Yourself” trend statement. That is why, now, most of the people have started wearing Loafers to their workplace or for any formal occasion.
Origin Of Loafers
History of Loafers Likely said, every historical creations have a humble beginning and a great story to be told. Similarly, our trendy shoes- Loafers, has such a historical story hidden behind its creation. This informal shoes- Loafers, can be called by many names slip-on, lace less shoes, weejuns, etc., As per, common knowledge Loafers are mostly known as a part of American Culture. But, the real fact is that, this shoes was first created in London and back then it was not called Loafers, but, 582 or Wildsmith shoes. Its humble, yet, royal beginning , was in a bespoke shoe company.
In the year, 1920, Raymond Lewis Wildsmith, of Wildsmith shoes designed these shoes for King George VI, for his casual house use. Thereon, this shoes design spread all over the London market, and London shoe makers started marketing and selling this shoe design. Then, in the year 1930, a Norwegian shoemaker - Nils Gregoriusson Tveranger of Aurland village, designed a new shoe known as “Aurland Moccasins”or “Aurland Shoe “. This was also, another name for our present day Loafers. This Norwegian shoemaker, got the idea for his design from the Norwegian fishermen. And, this shoe was mostly used for outdoor purposes.
Thereafter, an article regarding the Norwegian shoemaking was published in a popular men's magazine- Esquire. Some photographs of the article had Norwegian farmers in the cattle loafing area. Hence, this shoe design derived its name- “Loafers”.
In the year ,1936, G. H. Bass of Wilton, Maine, launched a new design of Loafers, called ‘Weejuns “to show its Norwegian background. Hereafter, this design of shoes became very much in trend, among US prep school students. The design of Weejuns, was as such, that, these school students started keeping pennies, under the saddle slot of their loafer shoes. From then on, these loafers were also known as “Penny Loafers “.
In the year 1966, Italian Designer Gucci , made these casual shoes usable, as a formal wear too. He just added a metal strap across the front part of the shoe in the form of horse’s snaffle bit. Till , this present day, loafers are mostly called as “Gucci Shoes”. Gucci Shoes has created a brand name for loafers.
Varieties Of Loafers
As years passed by, Loafers was recreated in many more versions. Some had rugged versions like moccasins or espadrilles which were flat loafers , one without heels. Then there was Kilted version, which had Kilt style over the vamp of the flap. Sometimes, those kilts had tassels or lace. Then, there were loafers with tassels in front. Some loafer designs had bow, and it was called “Belgian Loafers” and it became instant hit.
And thus, a simple casual shoe, created for the gentry, became a fashion trend forever.
Black Loafers for Women Black defines Elegancy, Boldness, Uniqueness,etc., Black is a universal colour , and, the shoes of this colour can match with anything. And, Black Loafers creation, takes us way back to 1930, when Aurland Shoes were created. The creator of Aurland shoes Nils Gregoriusson Tveranger made his shoes in natural colour, then later he painted them in black. That is how the black loafers came into being. From there on,the Italian designer Gucci, created his Gucci Loafers with snaffle bit in black Colour, so it can be worn as formal wear too.
Women shoes are created to give a good posture for women. That is why, heel shoes are created for women. There are variety of unique, yet sometimes uncomfortable designs of shoes for women. And, sometimes women can’t wear them on daily basis. That is why loafers are the best choice for women’s daily use. Its comfortable and easy to wear for a longer period. When G.H. Bass created the Weejuns design in 1936, they never realised that women would buy these shoes more than men. So, after two years a female version of the loafers were created.
Thus, Loafers comfiness and easy to wear made it easy to use formally or informally, by men or women both.
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