Of course loafers have always been around, but a combination of trends and uncomfortable materials have kept them from being a summer go-to.

Many of us will remember going on holiday as children and seeing most of the men either wearing flip flops, sandals or trainers with white socks.

Unless you wanted to walk around in the humidity with your feet sweating in a pair of formal shoes, the unfashionable above options were the only other choices you had.

 

Modern Loafers

Around 2012, men began to wear daps, small flimsy shoes that didn’t require socks, but they looked like something you were more likely to perform gymnastics in rather than a fashion statement.

However daps paved the way, and were the beginning of modern loafers and the huge wave of luxury related Instagram photos that included loafers.

(@dukedexter)

With a bit of extra care and a higher quality of material, modern loafers began to take over and become the footwear of choice for men in summer.

The dap was something that looked worn out and was targeted at teenagers. The modern loafer has the appearance of a high quality formal shoe and was marketed at professional men.

The best thing about the modern loafer is the items that the shoes can be paired with. The daps were always paired with baggy chinos and looked like something from the animated film Aladdin. The modern loafer however is being worn with a whole range of options including jeans, shorts and suit pants.

(@lordloafers)

(@rowanrow)

The modern loafer gives a far superior look to that of traditional summer wear. The flip flops around the pool, or the sandals in the city look draw attention for all of the wrong reasons.

The modern loafers however finally offer a way for men to look mature and professional, without sacrificing comfort. This is a trade off that men’s fashion has always had difficulties with, but the modern loafer offers a break from this suffering and certainly an item that all modern men should stock their closets with.

Of course loafers have always been around, but a combination of trends and uncomfortable materials have kept them from being a summer go-to.

Many of us will remember going on holiday as children and seeing most of the men either wearing flip flops, sandals or trainers with white socks.

Unless you wanted to walk around in the humidity with your feet sweating in a pair of formal shoes, the unfashionable above options were the only other choices you had.

 

Modern Loafers

Around 2012, men began to wear daps, small flimsy shoes that didn't require socks, but they looked like something you were more likely to perform gymnastics in rather than a fashion statement.

However daps paved the way, and were the beginning of modern loafers and the huge wave of luxury related Instagram photos that included loafers.

(@dukedexter)

With a bit of extra care and a higher quality of material, modern loafers began to take over and become the footwear of choice for men in summer.

The dap was something that looked worn out and was targeted at teenagers. The modern loafer has the appearance of a high quality formal shoe and was marketed at professional men.

The best thing about the modern loafer is the items that the shoes can be paired with. The daps were always paired with baggy chinos and looked like something from the animated film Aladdin. The modern loafer however is being worn with a whole range of options including jeans, shorts and suit pants.

(@lordloafers)

(@rowanrow)

The modern loafer gives a far superior look to that of traditional summer wear. The flip flops around the pool, or the sandals in the city look draw attention for all of the wrong reasons.

The modern loafers however finally offer a way for men to look mature and professional, without sacrificing comfort. This is a trade off that men's fashion has always had difficulties with, but the modern loafer offers a break from this suffering and certainly an item that all modern men should stock their closets with.