When I first posted about Jay Butler loafers almost a year ago I was pretty happy about them. If you are new here, and 3/4’s of you are, a quick Jay Butler primer for you.
Jay Butler shoes are different in that they were designed like moccasins. So you wear them for a bit (that’s a wwwaaayyy inside bit loafer joke) and they feel like moccasins. But they don’t look like moccasins at all. Here:
Because of their design they have a thinner profile sole than loafers you might be used to. Ok. And I don’t wear socks. Like almost ever. So the one concern I had was that I was gonna wear these things down like cheap tires on a NASCAR track.
Except you can’t.
I have had three pair now for three seasons, and worn all of them, almost all the time. And I wanted to show you how they held up to my pounding, and this was before I lost the weight.
First, my black bit loafer. I don’t wear black shoes as often as I do brown, so these got the least amount of wear. But they were worn and walked in twice a week. Look how they stood up:
The brown bit loafers, those took a pretty good lap around the year. But here:
All of which is pretty amazing. Yes. But wait. My everyday shoe isn’t a bit loafer, it is the penny loafer. Almost every day for a year.
These have serious odometer readings. And with that sole being thin, I did not expect this:
Have a great weekend! And do take a look at these shoes. They are affordable, ridiculously comfortable, and can take a beating for sure.