- MANUFACTURER: STACY ADAMS
- MODEL NAME: VENICE SLIP ON LOAFERS
- STYLE: LOAFERS
- SHIPPING WEIGHT: 11.2 OUNCES
- SIZES: 7-14
- HALF SIZES: YES
- COLORS: BLUE MULTI, BURGUNDY MULTI
- OUTER MATERIAL: BROCADE TEXTILE UPPER
- SOLE: LEATHER
- ALSO: CUSHIONED INSOLE, LIGHTWEIGHT AND DURABLE, MEMORY FOAM PADDING,
- FIT AS EXPECTED: 70%
- PRICE GUIDE: $59.98-$89.95
- OUR RATING: 4.8 STARS OUT OF FIVE
OUR FIRST THOUGHTS
So, you missed out on the jazz era? Well never mind, because here’s your chance to catch up.
These Venice Slip On Loafers, by footwear designer Stacy Adams, hit the notes perfectly and will bring the roaring twenties back to life, with a flourish.
Now we are the first to admit that these utterly fabulous Venice Slip On Loafers might not be entirely to everybody’s liking.
In fact, we might go as far to suggest that they are an acquired taste and probably not for the fainthearted.
But, deep down, your closet is just screaming for a pair of these slip on loafers to go and live in it!
However, you will need a bit of panache to keep them company and possibly, a smoking jacket. Or at the very least a cravat.
Other than that, we believe these would make very acceptable and highly stylish slippers, although the word “slipper” seems a bit meager under the circumstances and should probably be replaced by something a bit more fabulous.
So, what are these Stacy Adams Venice Slip On Loafers exactly?
These are a very well designed textile shoe, with a genuine leather sole.
They slip on easily and have a cushioned and padded Suedetec lining. The inner sole is made of memory foam and at approximately eleven ounces (or less) in weight, these are incredibly lightweight.
And as for the patterning – well, we could hardly not mention that.
These have something that the Stacy Adams website describes as being a ‘statement’ design on them.
It is constructed from a brocade textile material and has an imprinted pattern on it.
As for the colors, they come in two – blue and burgundy. The blue has a silver/ gray color for the overlays and the burgundy; a lighter shade akin to a tan or gold.
Check carefully before you buy – the burgundy and the blue have different prints on them, so see which you prefer before purchasing – we liked the blue design the best.
Although noticeably stylish, there is also something refreshingly simple about the design and execution of these slip on loafers.
Two tone, with a clear design, these have a slender sophistication and come with a notable heel on them, taking them out of the ‘slipper’ zone once and for all.
WHO IS STACY ADAMS?
Stacy Adams gets its name from William H Stacy and Henry L Adams. It was founded way back in 1895 and has been a mainstay of funky wardrobes ever since.
Not only purveyors of quality footwear, the brand also manufacturers suits, underwear and jewelry, amongst other superior men’s apparel. It originated in Brockton, Massachusetts.
They are known for their strong urban and hip hop branding, as well as more classical twenties and thirties era clothing styles.
Whether it is the casual you crave or a touch of something a bit sparkly, they are the footwear brand to trust for high quality and high style.
With a wide range of styles to choose from, we think you should have no trouble finding something in your regular size.
These Slip On Venice Loafers span from a size seven right up to a fourteen, with half sizes catered for.
Seventy percent of customers are satisfied that these are the right size the first time around. Available only in a standard width, at least at the time of writing, these nevertheless fit most people just fine.
If you are in a quandary about which size to plump for, or perhaps your feet straddle two sizes, then we would advise you opt for the slightly larger of the two.
Now if there is one thing that we can reliably expect from these Stacy Adams Venice Slip On Loafers it is to be comfortable when wearing them.
With a memory foam insole that delivers a softness and a comfort, these shoes are definitely the ones which will restore your inner bounce.
Padded to absorb all the shocks of daily life, these are a practical and comfy thing to have on your feet – without ever looking like something the cat dragged in.
These loafers get the thumbs up from us as being the best of both worlds, straddling that uncomfortable gap between the practical and the fun to wear.
They have a cozy feel to them, that makes us feel that they should be worn as carpet slippers only.
However, there is a pleasant reveal that actually, these come with a proper leather sole and a decent heel and more than that, can be actually worn outside!
Yes, you don’t have to leave your pair of Stacy Adams Venice Slip On Loafers at home, you can confidently wear them out on the sidewalk.
These loafers will very comfortably burn up the miles and look after your bunions with ample consideration.
Better still, at no point will you look as if you are slumming it.
Because these loafers are not all about posing by the bar, sipping jazz cocktails– although rest assured, you can do this all you want!
You may also drive or walk, in these fabulous pair of Venice Slip On Loafers.
We would offer a word of advice about getting them wet, namely; don’t!
These are after all, textile shoes and quite nice ones at that. You don’t want to ruin them by getting them wet, muddy or dirty. But then, you knew that anyway.
WHO SHOULD BUY THESE SLIP ON LOAFERS?
As we said previously, these Stacy Adams Venice Slip On Loafers are not for everyone.
If you want to wear these, you need to expect that people will stop and look at you; in a good way.
If you are not prepared to stop traffic or make an entrance, then perhaps these are not the shoes for you.
But if you want to look good, have a bit of fun, but still be able walk in supreme comfort – whilst paying tribute to the Great Gatsby era – then we think these make a great purchase for the stylish man’s wardrobe.