Loafer, Meet Mule: Look Polished in Free People’s Open-Back Loafer

Gold Open Back Loafer
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* Metallic open-back loafer
* Crafted from soft cowhide
* Made in Spain

Take a cue from the Free People label and free your feet up in comfort while keeping a polished look – they’ve made it easy with the introduction of their “At Ease” gold, open-back loafers.

Gold Open Back Loafer

Free People Loafers


In what could be described as business in the front, party in the back, this shoe cuts an elegant figure with classic loafer styling. A top-stitched, rounded-square toe and high vamp are finished off with a simple, unadorned strap across the shoe, typical of this flat-slip on style.

But in silhouette and function, it morphs into the easy comfort of a slipper with its backless construction. The slip-on design isn’t the only thing that gets marks for comfort, either: your feet will welcome the forgivingly-soft, padded footbed and low, sturdy stacked heel, measuring in at barely an inch high.

The pale gold leather and covered front make this a great summer day shoe, one that’s certainly office-ready with well-cut trousers or even a midi-skirt. Off-duty, elevate well-worn denim with the tailored DNA of a loafer, or give your most feminine dresses and skirts a touch of tomboy when you mix the two together. And at just under $100, it’s a well-priced way to give your wardrobe a bit of refined shine.

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