One of my teachers adamantly and absolutely REFUSES to tie his shoes, because he wants to be able to get them off in a fraction of a second if he needs to kick... (He tucks the laces inside so he doesn't trip.)

I started to wear loafers for the same reason. Ah, Uhm, I mean I have found loafers to be a very comfortable shoe that works well with the suits I must wear ... Yah, that is what I meant.
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