Loafers are slip-on, lace-less shoes. These shoes have become increasingly popular among fashionable men. They are available in varying styles, designs, colors and sizes. A lot of footwear companies manufacture these shoes for men. Some of the popular styles with these shoes include tassel loafer, penny loafer, slip-on loafer, driving loafer, slip-on buckle loafer, and smart casual loafer.
Men often find difficulty in deciding whether to wear loafers with socks or without socks. It is definitely acceptable to wear these shoes without a pair of socks when wearing khakis. It gives the person a preppy look. This look in fact very well suits individuals from affluent families or frat boys. In fact, there are a lot of people who wear these shoes without socks when enjoying a nice day on the beach or while sailing. When attending more casual occasions, it’s best to wear these shoes without socks.
A lot of people worry about excessive sweating of their foot and thus the foot odor from not wearing a pair of socks with the shoes. In such a case, it is a good idea to add some foot powder to the shoes. This would absorb the wetness and would reduce the risk of the feet getting damp.
For formal occasions, wearing loafers with socks is a good idea. Tan or brown socks goes quite well with a loafer. However, a fashion-conscious person must never wear these shoes without socks when wearing any kind of sporty pants or jeans.
Just wearing these shoes without taking proper care of them is not at all a good idea. If proper care is not taken of these shoes, some days later, you would have to invest again in a pair of these shoes because the one that you had bought few days before is unable to perform well for you had not taken care of it or maintained it properly. Thus, it is very important to clean the loafers whenever it is dirty. This would keep these shoes in their best conditions. Given below are the steps for cleaning the loafers:
- Take a towel and soak it in warm water.
- Rub the towel around the footwear to remove any kind of dirt.
- Take a tooth brush and apply the sole dressing along the shoe’s edges.
- Take the jar of polish and by using a brush apply it to the shoe in circular motions. Let it dry for few minutes.
- Give the shoe a manly buffing.
- Take the towel and remove the excess polish from your shoe.
These men’s fashion shoes are available in high street shops. But if you want to make your selection of shoes from plenty of variety, then online shoe shops must be your choice. However, before buying the shoe from an online store, always ensure that the shop offers returns policy, charges affordable rates for shipping and stocks the size or brand that you are looking for.