The Tod loafer is a fave for Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Michael Douglas. This Italian-style shoemaker has been around since the 1970s, crafting rubber-tipped shoes called the Gommino. Diego Della Valle thought that his name might be too tough for Americans to pronounce, so he picked the name J.P. Tod from a Boston phone book. Mr. Valle said, "It's (Tod) is a round name. It's a sound with a friendly character. It's not rigid." A Tod loafer also has that welcoming, inviting appeal. It is a nice shoe waiting for someone to return from work.
Women can choose from Tod loafers, boots, flats, mules and clogs, platforms, pumps, sandals, sneakers or wedges. At the bottom of the shoes, there are those little black pebble comfort knobs. Reports are that each shoe has 133 pebbles in the sole. Women might like the mauve Tod's Gommino suede loafers. This iconic loafer has a moccasin-inspired design with a classic silhouette. The navy blue Tod's double-T fringe loafers are a chic, modern twist on casual elegance. The insole has exposed stitch detailing, which is a hallmark of Tod's craftsmanship.
If a woman is having fun at a party where flats are appropriate, Tod's has a stunning masterpiece. The Tod loafer rose gold Heaven variety is sure to turn heads. It might be best for an award's show or wedding. A space age, avant-garde look for the Tod loafer is offered by the shiny metallic leather flats. Instead of the traditional double-T front, this one has shoelaces. It is another classical look that one could imagine seeing on Rodeo Drive. The J.P. Tod loafer is a little bit Italian and a little bit American. It is kind of like pizza. Tod shoes are very comfortable and perfect for relaxing at home or when out running errands.