A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 19, 2018
“What kind of shoes does bread wear?"/"Loafers.”

A bread riddle is:

Q: What kind of shoes does bread wear?
A: Loafers.


The “loafers” joke has been cited in print since at least 1996.

“What kind of shoes do bakers wear?"/"Loafers” and “What kind of shoes does a plumber wear?"/"Clogs” are similar riddles.


15 May 1996, The News-Messenger (Fremont, OH), pg. A9, col. 1:
Q: What kind of shoes does bread wear?
A: Loafers.

Twitter
Dan Mather
@danielmather
Saw some baguette shoes in Pret earlier. Probably loafers.
3:56 PM - 2 Apr 2011

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💀Rusty Shackleford 💀
@mikeypizzle
Q: What kind of shoes does bread wear. A: Loafers
5:10 PM - 15 Nov 2011

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GEORGIA ROGERS
@georgiamrogers
What kind of shoes do bread wear
Loafers
10:08 PM - 25 Feb 2012

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Southern Associate™
@SouthernTroubIe
What kind of shoes do bread wear?
Loafers 😂... No?
3:16 PM - 4 Jul 2013

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Michael Ambers
@blindreviews
Made a pair of shoes from two baguettes.
They’re loafers.
#TenPunBowling
5:03 PM - 2 Oct 2014

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Ally P.
@AllyaMuromets
What kind of shoes does bread wear? Loafers.
10:52 PM - 5 Jun 2015

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Todd Kraines
@G_lewnit
What kind of shoes does bread wear?
............Loafers
4:16 PM - 14 Jul 2015

Reddit—Jokes
What kind of shoes does bread wear?
submitted February 2, 2016 by Derpy_doughnut
Loafers.

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lara
@lllaarra
what kind of shoes does bread wear?
loafers
11:19 PM - 19 Apr 2016

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baddy maker
@Maddybake
what kind of shoes does bread wear loafers for sure
1:13 PM - 20 Mar 2017

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Christí Hoover
@BigHaack
What kind of shoes do bread wear?
Loafers
8:08 PM - 9 May 2017

Reddit—Dad Jokes
What kind of shoes does a baguette wear? (self.dadjokes)
submitted May 20, 2018 by LostSmudge
Loafers.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, May 19, 2018 • Permalink