There’s no denying that the backless loafer is an interesting (read: weird) trend and I’ll happily put my hands up and say that initially, this is one trend that I was very skeptical about but following King of Gucci, Alessandro Michele’s SS16 collection the backless loafer has taken the fashion world by storm and just like that it’s become the “IT” shoe of SS16.
I’m yet to jump on the bandwagon with this one but the more I see the shoe the more reasons I find to make the purchase and join in on the fun. Loafers are the perfect shoe for smartening up an outfit and serve as the perfect work shoe because of this. Despite being a petite 5 ft girl who craves a bit of extra height now and again, I am forever on the hunt for the ideal pair of flat shoes and with these backless loafers, I just might have managed to do so. For me comfort wins 9 out 10 times especially when it comes to work wear. Your morning commute to work is usually stressful enough as it is and so comfortable shoes are a must and with a pair of these backless loafers in your life you can wave goodbye to having to ruin your outfit with a clumpy pair of trainers while lugging your heels in your handbag for the journey (story of my life for the last few weeks). On trend and comfortable = win, win!
Loafers are a shoe that have been getting a lot of love from me lately after recently rediscovering a metallic pair I hadn’t worn for years but the one down side for me is the fact that every time I wear them, my feet are cut to shreds with blisters and I now have to make sure that I never leave the house without a packet of blister plasters safely tucked away in my bag and easily accessible at all times. Fast forward to SS16 and this convenient loafer upgrade courtesy of Gucci rules out the blister problem completely and I am 100% all for this new feature. The backless loafers fit somewhere in between sandals, slippers and loafers – ideal for the unfortunate in between weather that is British summers.
Now, if I’ve managed to persuade you that these are the shoes for you and you’ve got a spare £380 floating about then Matches Fashion is the place for you right now but if like me, this is slightly out of your budget, check out a few high street alternatives I’ve put together below.