While I always prefer a tall shoe over a short one, the former is now always practical. A flat shoe does not earn you sideways glances in the science and technology building of your local college campus the way heels do. Plus, I hate being uncomfortable at school. I'm not really a tennis shoes person either (though I usually fall in love with those American flag print Converse..) so I look for a happy medium. Loafers fit the description, and I can thank Amazon for a bargain impossible to beat.