About a month ago I got an email from Designer Stefano Casanova about his new Lofu shoe. At first I was put off by their Crocs-like material but these are some of the most comfortable slip-ons I’ve ever had.
First off, what’s it made of? If you’ve ever tried on Crocs then the Lofu will feel familiar. Both seem to be made out of cellulose foam material; think spongy yet rubbery. It’s extremely lightweight, almost like wearing socks. The added benefits are durability and easy cleaning. I have a white pair and when the recent rain storms left them spotted and muddy, a quick rinse had them sparkling white again. Thats where the similarities between Crocs and Lofu end.
The Lofu is infinitely sportier, trendier, and less likely to illicit finger pointing and laughter from onlookers. There’s a slight Diesel-esque quality about them so they seem to dress well with almost anything. In fact I have them on now with a dark pair of denim jeans and they look great, just like a pair of sneakers. That’s perhaps the best part about the Lofu, utility and comfort like Crocs with a lot more wearability. The inside of the shoe is studded with bumps to keep your foot from sliding about. The treads are also nice and deep so traction thru slippery surfaces are on-par with any other basic sneaker. There are also 2 velcro straps to achieve a better fit but the material lends itself to being very forgiving so no matter how you tighten it, it always feels snug.
Would I recommend it? Yes. The Lofu has become my errand running, laundry doing, grocery shopping, and dog walking companion. They come in a myriad of color combinations and are priced just right to buy more than a single pair.