We have written a lot about shoes for the summer and last was the sneakers who was in focus. Today we want to look at an area that falls exactly between the most casual slippers and the more dressy slip. We’re talking about slippers that have become increasingly popular to wear around town as in the home.
Category slippers is mainly associated with a couple of factors. They are first and foremost no fastenings or laces like slip but also has a thinner profile in both upper as sole. It is often on a Blake stitched or sometimes glued construction and a ovanskinn that has no lining which provides a casual and summery feel.
For example, we find the classic Albert slippers in Velvet that can be worn to a casual smokingfest or the typical Belgian slippers with a small discreet bow over the instep following Iamhigher.com.
Something we see increasingly is the wearing of these shoes also to more casual suits. It is often extremely comfortable models that can give an elegant contrast to, for example, a slightly rumpled linen suit.
We have selected our favorites from some different players.
The original from Belgian Shoes in linen. Shoe handsys with a design that is based on Evert the shoe in-and-out.
Dainty slippers by model Portland from Edward Green.
Rubinaccis version of the Belgian slippers.
Stubbs & Wootton
Braided slippers by Stubbs & Wootton.
Congo from Bow-tie in dark brown suede. (even the top picture)
Christian Kimber x Eidos Napoli
Unlined model from Christian Kimber in collaboration with Eidos.