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Sometimes, classically stylish footwear becomes buried on these pages in place of hyped sneaker collabs and colorways. And while you’ll no doubt have seen every fashion house’s overdone iteration of the chunky sneaker in seasons past, there have been plenty of nods to smarter footwear in recent collections.

Occupying the top of the formal footwear pyramid, a standout pair of loafers will speak louder than any derby, Oxford or brogue ever could. Offering the best in both comfort and flair, the slip-on style is the perfect shoe for smartening up when your sneaker rotation simply can’t step up to the plate.

Whether you’re treading red carpet or simply trying to elevate an otherwise casual ’fit, we’ve rounded up some of the best styles to turn heads this season. From fashion-forward designs by the likes of Maison Margiela — which combines a classic leather upper with a chunky sole, to further leather and suede versions by Gucci and Hender Scheme, these are the shoes that’ll put that shine in your collection for years to come.

Scroll on to peep our picks of the best loafers available online now.

Loafer Mules

Martine Rose

Buy at Farfetch

Logo Print Wool Loafers


Buy at Selfridges & Co.

Exception Loafer

Hender Scheme

Buy at Bodega

Chunky Sole Sneakers


Buy at Matchesfashion

Horsebit Leather Loafers


Buy at Mr. Porter

Chunky Cross Loafers

Maison Margiela

Buy at Saks Fifth Avenue

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