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From stars on city streets to influencers on social media, it’s obvious that loafers have fun. Equal parts effortless and polished, a sturdy pair of loafers provide a solid anchor for just about any outfit. This season’s best women’s loafers marry classic details, like horsebit and kiltie fringe, with contemporary updates, like a chunky notched sole or a square toe.
Although they never really go out of fashion – they’re considered classic for a good reason – loafers have gained traction (no pun intended) with the rise of genderless clothing and the latest wave of preppy nostalgia. Case in point: Kendall Jenner recently rocked a pair of black patent loafers with straight jeans and a simple gray tank top, while Bella Hadid teamed her two-tone loafers with ankle socks, a plaid miniskirt and a throwback jacket. Other famous faces sporting stylish loafers in recent weeks include Emily Ratajkowski, Hailey Bieber and Gigi Hadid.
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There’s no shortage of options this season, from sexy heeled loafers to understated slipper styles. We’ve scoured the market for the best women’s loafers, selecting over 10 exceptional pairs at every price point, including a cute update on the original loafer, statement-making platforms, easy slip-on shoes and elegant heels.
1. M. Gemi The Elsa loafers
The cool lug sole of Mr. Gemi’s chunky Elsa loafers are crafted from lightweight EVA rubber for a “walking on air” feel, making this style a great choice for anyone who’s on their feet a lot of the time. daytime. The Elsa loafer comes in five classic colors but we’re digging the deep navy hue as it’s just as versatile as black or brown, but a little less expected.
M. Gemi The Elsa loafers
2. Coach Leah Platform Loafers
The sophisticated ivory upper of this leather loafer from Coach adds a refined touch to even the most basic denim and t-shirt outfit. Equipped with a cushioned footbed and flexible rubber sole, this timeless style provides lift without sacrificing gait.
Coach Leah Platform Loafers
3. Dr. Martens Adrian Tassel Loafers
Dr. Martens’ unisex Adrian tassel loafers are a triumph of durable aesthetics and durable construction. It debuted over 50 years ago in 1980 and has stood the test of time with its smooth leather upper and signature air-cushioned sole.
Dr. Martens Adrian Tassel Loafers
4. GH Bass Whitney Love Weejuns
GH Bass’ Weejun style – famous for its quirky loafers – is another hall of fame worth checking out. For those looking for understated loafers, they are a great alternative to the chunky, platform styles that currently dominate the market. Plus, they come in dozens of colors.
GH Bass Whitney Love Weejuns
5. Sam Edelman Laurs Loafers
Add some Ivy League-chic flair to your look with Sam Edelman’s Laurs loafers, featuring a chunky tread sole and gold horsebit. Available in other colors.
Sam Edelman Women’s Laurs Loafers, Dark Burgundy / Modern Ivory, Brown, Red, 8 Medium US
6. Vagabond Blanca Loafers
Swedish shoe brand Vagabond is a reliable source of fashionable shoes that last, both in construction and appearance. The label’s Blanca heeled loafers feature a ’70s-inspired square toe and flared heel with raised stitching, available in a range of colours, materials and details including loafer and horsebit styles. horse.
Vagabond Blanca loafers
7. Naturalizer Dylan Lug Loafers
Comfort is the name of the game with Naturalizer, and the brand’s Dylan heeled loafers are no exception. Its plush Contour+ technology supports the lightweight shoe, which is accented by shiny gold hardware. Also available in black and brown.
Naturalizer Dylan Lug Loafers (reg. $130)
8. Aldo Bigstrut Loafers
These under $100 notched-sole loafers from Aldo come in five shades (including classic black), but we love the croc-embossed lavender. The subtle texture and pastel upper create a cool contrast to the chunky platform sole, making this a statement style that’s easy to add to the rotation.
Aldo Bigstrut Loafers
9. Labucq Koko Moc Slip-On Loafers
Handcrafted in Tuscany from Italian leather with a shock-absorbing sole, these Labucq Koko Moc slip-on loafers are designed for comfort and longevity. Details like custom horsebit hardware, drawstring moccasin stitching and a flared outsole add character to the timeless style, in your choice of three hues: black, ivory or earthy yellow-green.
Labucq Koko Moc loafers
10. AGL Monique Loafers
Make a statement in these ultra chunky Monique loafers by AGL, a family business that has been handcrafting shoes in Montegranaro, Italy for three generations. Silver hardware on the shoe’s upper and a stepped platform sole set this pair apart, adding a touch of elegance to any outfit.
11. Gucci x Adidas Loafers
These luxe loafers from the collaboration between Gucci and Adidas elevate the Italian fashion house’s classic silhouette with a sportswear-inspired notch. They feature a wooden heel and are finished with the athletic label’s signature three-stripe pattern; other colors and finishes available.
Gucci x Adidas loafers