Photo by Hannah Schalles, courtesy of Jack Erwin.
Summertime means longer days and shorter workweeks. As offices close early on Fridays and the sun shines past 8PM, it’s the perfect time to dig up your old iPod and hit the road. Prepare to pop into gear this summer by finding yourself a pair of driving loafers.
With its simple design and unique details, driving loafers are great summer shoes. They easily transition from the office to the beach, and they strike a stylish balance between a lace-up oxford and boat shoe.
Jack Erwin’s “Parker” is the ideal driving loafer. Its minimal classic aesthetic features Italian suede and nubuck materials that are offered in eight different colors. The shoe conforms to a person’s foot, and offers a sturdy grip that reduces any slippage.
Details: (L) Carlsun Suede Driving Loafers in Dark Blue by Ted Baker, $170; (R) Parker Driving Loaf in Caramel by Jack Erwin, $115 .
Co-founder Ariel Nelson says, “we designed for a tailored fit and elegant appearance to create a refined driving shoe suitable from day to night, breakfast to dinner, pavement to the pool deck.” Its price is also budget friendly at $115.
Along with Jack Erwin, brands like Bally, Tod’s, and Gucci can help get start your summer road trip off on the right foot.