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

* 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.

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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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