Shoes can come in any style imaginable, but sometimes you just want a simple, comfortable pair. Enter loafers. They're in the flats family, but their classic look and menswear-inspired styling takes them beyond your basic ballet flat into more nostalgic territory. Just the name alone inspires thoughts of relaxing beachside, and the other names for loafers (boat shoes, moccasins, slip-ons) inspire similar thoughts of warm sun, green grass and cloudless skies. Tasseled loafer or penny loafer, Sperry or Gucci, a perfectly broken-in pair of loafers will take you back to a simpler time – and your feet will thank you for it.