Loafers are low flat-heeled slip on shoes inspired by Native American moccasins. Loafers were first seen in the 1930s worn by Swedish men as a casual shoe. Imported to the US, loafers gained much popularity and American business men started wearing them as slightly more casual dress shoes. Now there are different variations of loafers in different colors and materials, with tassels and metal decorations and are also worn by some women, though the majority is still worn by men.
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