This post is long overdue. These have been in every store I’ve shopped in for months, and I can’t dodge the issue anymore.
I don’t “get” loafers.
Why? Why are these appealing? I mean, there have been an ungodly number of flats since forever, so why the loafer-specific craze? They remind me of thrift shopping in the 90s and Jackie from Roseanne. Some people might be into that mid-90s style, but I suppose I’m not on the train.
That’s not to say I couldn’t be sold, though.
I disliked pickled ginger for years and years, but it always stared me in the face when I was enjoying the hell out of my sushi. So after a few years, I decided to learn to like it. It was definitely a decision. Nowadays, I can eat the whole little pile! Flatforms: same story, without the eating. I think that there’s potential for me to understand loafers, if not like them.
I’m interested to hear from people who swear by this style – the same cult-ish following as shoes like Foot Asylum adidas originals. I want to know how you wear them, and especially how you get the 90s Roseanne connotations out of your head when you wear them.