I was determined to bring back the penny loafer when I bought mine last summer. Much to my pleasant surprise I have seen a resurgence of loafers for Spring 2014 and I have to say I couldn't be happier. With the ground thawing out I am starting to wear mine again, but loafers don't have to be warm weather shoes. In case spring hasn't sprung where you are you can certainly pair these with sock. With socks, or without, with a penny in them or not, these might be your new all season go to commuting shoe!