Monk Strap

Monk Strap (n., adj.)

A type of shoe that has no laces but rather straps and buckles which attach near the ankle.

A monk strap shoe gets its name from being associated with monks who would wear a shoe with a buckle as a shoe offered more protection than a sandal and were easier to remove than a boot.

The monk strap shoe can be treated as a loafer however if of simple design, a monk strap shoe could be worn at casual business events but never at formal events.


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