The slip on loafer style is especially popular in the UK partly because it was actually invented here. Over 150 years ago, innovative shoemakers in London made the first slip on loafer. The shoe became an instant hit with all types of people. Originally conceived as a laid back, casual shoe - it evolved into the formal and smart design that it is today. For many school boys, it is the perfect school shoe; easy to get on and off, relatively inexpensive, and very stylish. Despite their upper class roots, you can buy a pair for under £20. Browse our brilliant range at SchoolShoes.co.uk.