Loaf of Tread

By The Editors
October 24, 2013 9:00 am

The loafer is misunderstood.

It’s not simply a summer shoe. They’re for driving. They’re for jaunting through airport security. And they’re for kicking back and watching the Bears.

In other words: they’re pajamas for your feet.

And for the most stylishly convenient foot jammies around, look no further than Austen Heller, a Chicago cobbler that comes to you — so you can try their loafers on in the comfort of your office or home.

Simply email them with the sizes and styles you’re interested in, and they’ll come out to your home or office with a full rundown.

Which will go something like: “We have here the classic driving loafer updated with extra-cushioned insoles and hard-wearing rubber soles. Each is handmade in generations-old, family-run factories in Portugal.”

We’re paraphrasing a bit, but you get the point.

Our favorites: the Blue Bloods (because there’s no time like autumn for suede), the calfskin-clad Classics (plays nice with a suit) and the suede-meets-calfskin Wraparounds – for days when you can’t pick between the two.

Slip ‘em on, stretch your legs and purchase on the spot. And just like that, you’ve got a trusty weekend warrior, well-suited for both casual and formal affairs.

Now step to it.

Nota bene: Because Mr. Heller wants you to be comfortable, he’s offering InsideHook readers 15% off. For online orders, enter ‘INSIDEHOOK15’ at checkout. 

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