What are casual shoes? When the occasions relax and the dress code becomes more comfortable, we usually go directly to the shoes that have been successful in recent seasons. However, there are appointments that, even if they are not so formal, require shoes. But which ones? There is a middle ground between the most strict models and the sneakers , and those are the causal shoes .
Moccasins, boat shoes, suede… what are the different models that we can find? When should we dress each one? What do I wear it with? Each one has its moment and its combination, and it can hit the nail on the head with a simple touch at your feet.
Loafers are the shoes that act as the border between the most formal and the casual . Until the First World War, shoe trends were dictated by the English, until the Americans arrived and exported a comfortable, slip-on shoe that, in its most formal version, could be compared to the English sewing shoe to combine it with a suit. Despite its roots in the Old Continent -legend has it that Norwegian fishermen were the first to wear them-, it was the American company GH Bass & Co. (George Henry Bass) that officially created the first pair of moccasins for the street in 1936 . Shoes that soon became part of the official uniform of the preppys from Ivy League universities – and that today they wear white socks again as they did then-.
Ankle Boots, Desert Boots or Chukka Boots
Within the suede shoes section, these ankle boots need a separate mention. Its origin is located in India , specifically during the colonial era; The British introduced them to the European continent under the name of Chukka boots and they have managed to survive to this day .