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Slip On Shoe Specification

Slip on Shoe Specification

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Slip on ShoeSlip-onsare typically low, lace-lessshoes. The style most commonly seen, known as aloaferorslippersin American culture, has amoccasinconstruction. One of the first designs was introduced in London byWildsmith Shoes, called the Wildsmith Loafer.They began as casual shoes, but have increased in popularity to the point of being worn in America with citylounge suits. Another design was introduced as Aurlandskoen (theAurlandShoe) in Norway (early 20th century).They are worn in many situations in a variety of colours and designs, often featuring tassels on the front, or metal decorations (the 'Gucci' loafer).

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A less casual, earlier type of slip-on is made with side gussets (sometimes called adress loafer). Made in the same shape as lace-upOxfords, but lacking the laces, these shoes have elasticated inserts on the side which allow the shoe to be easily removed but remain snug when worn. This cut has its greatest popularity in Britain.

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Historical BackgroundA bespoke shoe company based in London that was established in 1847 developed the first loafer as a country house shoe for the landed gentry and the royal family. The "Wildsmith Loafer" made by Raymond Lewis Wildsmith ofWildsmith Shoes, was designed forKing George VIas a casual house shoe.The shoe has subsequently been marketed and sold by other London shoe firms and dubbed "the Harrow".

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Shoemaker Nils Gregoriusson Tveranger (18741953) inAurland, Norway, introduced his first design around 1908.At age 13 Tveranger went to North America where he learned the craft of shoemaking and returned to Norway age 20. Around 1930, Tveranger introduced a new design called the "Aurland moccasin", later renamed the "Aurland shoe". This design resembles the moccasins used by the Iroquois as well as the design of moccasin-like shoes traditionally worn by locals in Aurland.The Norwegians began exporting them to the rest of Europe, where they were taken up by visiting Americans, and championed by the AmericanEsquiremagazine.

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Some photographs included with theEsquirefeature were of Norwegian farmers in acattle loafingarea.The Spaulding family inNew Hampshirestarted making shoes based on this design in the early 1930s,naming themloafers, a general term for slip-on shoes which is still in use in America. In 1934, G.H. Bass (a bootmaker inWilton, Maine) started making loafers under the nameWeejuns(sounding like Norwegians).The distinctive addition was a strip of leather across the saddle with a diamond cut-out. Initially only worn in the summer at home, the shoe grew in popularity in America to become a significant part of men's casual shoe wardrobe; in Europe the style has never reached the same degree of ubiquity.

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The term penny loafer has uncertain beginnings. One explanation is when Americanprep schoolstudents in the 1950s, wishing to make a fashion statement, took to inserting a pennyinto the diamond-shaped slit on their Weejuns. Another theory is that two pennies could be slipped into the slit, enough money to make an emergency phone call in the 1930s.Either way, the namepenny loafercame to be applied to this style of slip-on and has since stuck. The practice continues, especially among those who remain committed to a classic and refined but still scholarly appearance, such as lawyers.

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In the mid-1950s, further continental influences brought a more elegant image to light, lower-cut slip-ons, which moved from purely casual use to being paired with suits in the 1960s (but still only in America).In 1966, Italian designerGuccimade the further step of adding a metal strap across the front in the shape of a horse'ssnaffle bit. TheseGucci loafers(now a general term referring to shoes of this style by any manufacturer) also spread over the Atlantic and were worn by 1970s businessmen, becoming almost aWall Streetuniform, reaching widespread use by the 1980s.

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At the start of the twenty-first century a revival of penny loafers, whose popularity had peaked during the mid to late 1960s and again during the early 1980s to early 1990s,in a more rugged version closer to the original concept frommoccasins, along withespadrilles, both of them very low or flat without heels, went back to popularity in college campuses across America.Another variation on the basic style is the tassel loafer, which emerged in the 1950s. Again, though casual, their gradual acceptance among the American East Coast prep school culture as equivalent tobrogues(wingtips),has led to them being worn there with suits, where they gained an association with business and legal classes.Since the late 1990's, socks have been optional while wearing loafers.

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Basic Features of Slip on ShoeAny style for outdoor footwear without fastening over the instep.Usually has some form of gusset(elastic) to help fitting.Saddle or bar may or may not be on the design.As the name indicates ,these shoes can be slipped in and slipped out very easily.

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Slip on Shoe

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Gusset

Slip on : Gusset

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Presented by:S. M. Murshidur RahmanDepartment of Leather Engineering,Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), Khulna-9203, Bangladesh.Email: murshidurkhulnabd@gmail.comhttps://www.facebook.com/murshidur.rahman.5203