Details about 185
Originally worn by American college students, the penny loafer has become the best-known type of slip-on shoe in the world. Goodyear-welted and handcrafted from the finest calfskin, this comfortable women’s slip-on shoe can be worn year-round.
Stylish women’s dark brown penny loafer
Like all slip-on shoes, the penny loafer is quick and easy to put on and take off. No. 185, however, boasts a unique basic shaft cut, evocative of the traditional Norwegian shoe. Like this dark brown women’s penny loafer, the Norwegian shoes once worn by Scandinavian fishermen also boasted vamps sealed with a U-shaped insert. On this model, the vamp insert is accentuated by a seam running parallel to the edge of the sole.
No. 185’s Goodyear-welted construction (the supreme shoe production method) means this shoe is extremely durable, high in overall quality, and, when necessary, easy to repair. While the shaft consists of fully-dyed dark brown calfskin, the lining and insole are made of vegetable-tanned cowhide. The shoe is additionally fitted with a premium Rendenbach leather sole and heel. Rendenbach leather outsoles are prized worldwide for their durability and natural water-repelling properties.
The classic design of this dark brown women’s penny loafer pairs nicely with many different kinds of outfits. Whether worn with jeans, cloth trousers or a summer dress, this traditional slip-on shoe is always sure to look tasteful and stylish.
These comfortable slip-on shoes were invented at the turn of the 20th century and are considered offshoots of moccasins. Although, like the moccasin, the loafer features a shaft that is sealed at the top with a vamp insert, this type of shoe differs from its predecessor by also featuring a thin leather outsole and a heel.
Subtly narrows at the front of the shoe. Features an elegantly rounded toe and a slightly elevated instep arch. The marked rise of the toe from the ground and the average-width middle portion of the shoe ensure wearing comfort. Ideal for average and high insteps.
This shoe’s upper boasts premium, medium-soft and fully-dyed calfskin. The technical term for this kind of leather is "French calf". This type of leather is known for its flexibility, fine texture, and soft grain.
For the past 140 years, Rendenbach has used oak bark tanning to produce leather soles—the process can take up to nine months. These soles are renowned for their extreme durability and natural water repellency. Women’s shoes with Rendenbach soles are a real novelty.