April 17, 2019

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The Baker is a moc-toe penny loafer. A moc-toe is a shoe that has stylistic stitching that resembles a moccasin. I’ve seen this adjective included with a number of shoes and I never really understood what was meant by it. I knew I liked the look but I didn’t know what it meant specifically.

It is a dress shoe that includes “Comfort Gel” Construction. This provides for advanced cushioning and additional shock absorption. It features a leather upper, and a fully cushioned leather sock liner, and a durable non-leather sole. The non-leather, rubber sole provides greater durability and significantly better traction than a traditional leather sole. There is no metal shank inside of these loafers so that metal detectors won’t be set off when passing through them. This used to mean that you could breeze through airport security without needing to remove your shoes. Since those days are gone and we are all stuck with removing our shoes when accessing the gates for our flights, I favor loafers over lace up shoes. With loafers you can easily slip right out of them for passing through the x-ray machine.

These shoes work well with a blazer and dress slacks and can be paired with a suit for the classic business look. Match them up with a quality black leather belt and you are ready to take on the world.

  • Type of Shoe: Dress Shoe
  • Style – 8/10
  • Comfort – 7/10
  • Value – 7/10
  • Price – $75.00

If you are looking for a dress shoe for office wear, the Nunn Bush Baker is an excellent choice. It has a classic style coupled with superior comfort which is perfect for a day in the office. They are priced fairly and offer a nice value.