Portuguese Footwear: from the Room to the Parties

Loafers are a kind of sneaker that can be used in various ways

Several national brands include loafers in their collections, or keeping the classic and traditional, or innovating and creating new trends.What matters is that they are 100% national, quality and trendy!

But what are loafers?

Comparisons are inevitable because so are the similarities.Loafer shoes – also called slippers – are a must-have for this season.They may or may not be associated with the image of moccasins.

The story goes that the loafers date back to the fourteenth century when they were worn with nightclothes.At that time, English nobles used it only in their chambers.Over time the piece overcame the resistance, fell in the taste of the court and ended up being also used in the feasts of the castles.

Already in the twentieth century, the Norwegians resumed the model, by the hands of Nils Gregoriusson Tveranger, who emigrated to the United States of America and later returned to Norway.Esquire magazine, in an article, exported the idea started in Europe where the loafer was very successful in the 40s and 50s and became part of the women’s wardrobes.

In the 80’s and 90’s, loafers appeared in the fashion scene and Michael Jackson was one of the icons who introduced this shoe into pop culture.”In the last few seasons, they’ve come back to fashion and, to all appearances, quite successfully.

Super comfortable and with a dose of modernity, are a must have among fashionistas, who bet on animal and feline patterns, velvet, glitter and tacks as main trends.

When it comes to combining, there is no mystery: the loafers work like a kind of sneaker and can be worn with skirts, shorts, dresses, pants, allowing for various styles.