The penny loafer and Vans slip-on sneaker occupy completely opposite positions on the spectrum of summer footwear staples. One's a preppy mainstay touted by Ivy Leaguers and menswear fans alike, while the other is a casual sneaker championed by the likes of Jeff Spicoli and numerous skaters. However, this hybrid penny loafer, hatched from the R&D labs of Vans manages to channel the easygoing style of a loafer with the timelessly rebellious look of a Vans waffle sole. Factor in contrast suede uppers and attractive back heel tabs, and these make for an easy go-anywhere sneaker. Which is what a lot of us are looking for these days, right?
$75, at Ubiq