Barker Summer Slip On Staples

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A Barker Shoes Summer staple is the slip on, known for its adaptability, superior comfort and easy access. Loafers, moccasins and driving shoes all feature in the Barker Spring / Summer 2020 collection including menswear classics such as the traditional Penny Loafer and the casual boat shoe.
A firm favourite in the Barker slip on shoe offering is the loafer, a heritage rich silhouette with Norwegian roots and global popularity originating from American culture in particular the Ivy League. One of Barker’s longest running styles is the Caruso, designed by Albert Barker in the early 1960's having taken inspiration from the American classic Penny loafer. Made on the oldest last shape still used in the Earls Barton factory, the 10 last from high grade polished leather.
Similarly, the Portsmouth Penny Loafer offers a Goodyear-welted calf leather alternative to the American slip on icon made on the 487 last with a hand-sewn apron and saddle.
A relaxed loafer option is Ledley, made using the Bologna construction on the 483 last from soft deerskin, grain and suede leathers. Ledley is one of Barker’s most comfort loafer options and offers effortless everyday wear.
Another American invention is the Tassel Loafer, introduced to the footwear market after the Second World War and its creation is credited to the famous Massachusetts-based shoemaker, Alden.
A Barker tassel loafer classic is Clive, a Goodyear-welted wing cap loafer crafted on the Barker 69 last with elegant toe detailing and top line lace.
A tassel loafer in the Barker Handcrafted collection is Newborough, a Goodywear-welted design made on the 69 last from premium grained leather featuring our leather heritage sole with laser script.
A popular tassel loafer in the Barker Professional collection is Studland, a elegant slip on made on the 487 last from premium calf leather and soft suedes. Features include hand sewn apron, full leather insole/lining and a leather sole with rubber grip.
For casual slip on styles Barker uses subtle suede leather for additional comfort featured in the Doug driving shoe, a new addition for the Spring / Summer 2020 season. Made on the 473 last and features include a tassel detail, contrast stitching and a driver sole.
Another Spring / Summer 2020 new arrival is Tony, a classic boat shoe silhouette made on the 471 last from nubuck leather features a lock stitched construction, contrast stitching and a rubber sole.
Explore the full range of Barker Slip on shoes on the Barker Shoes website, at a London flagship store or at one of our Barker stockists located around the world.