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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

Loafer Mules

$475

Martine Rose

Buy at Farfetch
Logo Print Wool Loafers

Logo Print Wool Loafers

$580

Gucci

Buy at Selfridges & Co.
Exception Loafer

Exception Loafer

$705

Hender Scheme

FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $100 WITH CODE BODEGAUSA

FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $100 WITH CODE BODEGAUSA

Buy at Bodega
Chunky Sole Sneakers

Chunky Sole Sneakers

$950

Gucci

FREE SHIPPING & RETURN

FREE SHIPPING & RETURN

Buy at Matchesfashion
Horsebit Leather Loafers

Horsebit Leather Loafers

$950

Gucci

Buy at Mr. Porter
Chunky Cross Loafers

Chunky Cross Loafers

$1095

Maison Margiela

FREE SHIPPING OVER $100

FREE SHIPPING OVER $100

Buy at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Words by Aaron Toumazou
E-Commerce Editor