Footwear is possibly the last thing on your, or anyone else’s, mind when you are working from home. For it doesn’t show up on Zoom meetings. But the habit of dressing up for work, in keeping with a certain dress code, can play an important psychological role in how you prepare for work—and home slippers may just not make the cut.
For men, loafers can be a good option for bridging the gap between formal and casual footwear that’s comfortable enough to wear at home. They are comfortable, and offer good cushioning between the sole and the floor. Lounge lists some formal and semi-formal shoes for you to consider.
Bari 4 Two Toned Tan Leather Loafers by SKO
To draw attention to the two-tone tan finish shading from light to dark brown, these loafers come in a simple design, with just a pair of tassels on each. Available at Sko-Store.com; ₹6,000
Motivo Marrone by DMODot
The tan loafers have been punched with a minimal brogue motif, lending them a classic, old-school charm. Available at DMODot.com; ₹5,499
Savoy by Nopelle
The traditional horsebit loafer features aesthetically chiming kilties on the vamp. It’s crafted from textured vegan leather. The horsebit buckles add a polished, slick edge. It has been finished with an ultralight, vulcanized rubber sole in green. Available at Nopelle.com; ₹2,952
Bow Loafers by The House of Rare
Keeping the design simple, with just a little bow accent for some flamboyance, these loafers are lined with supple leather that has been drum dyed to be sweat absorbent. They have also been hand-burnished for a perfect two-tone effect. Available at TheHouseofRare.com; ₹4,949
Suede Shoes by Jeetinder Sandhu
The home-grown label’s quirky style has been translated in a pared fashion in these beautifully tanned suede shoes. Bonus: The kilties are detachable, in case you just want to wear them when you are out. Available at JeetinderSandhu.com; price on request