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Part house slipper, part preppy staple, the trusty loafer is the transitional silhouette to rule them all.

And if — like some of Highsnobiety’s editorial staff — you’re not the biggest fan of the influx of slides, flip-flops, sandals, and whatever other casual, toe-revealing footwear, investing in a solid pair of loafers for that classy flex is a must.

Loafers fit the bill for every occasion be it work, fancy gatherings or even pairing with back-to-school outfits. With that in mind, we have assembled the best loafers available across the web to create a dream team roster of shoes that are sure to elevate your weekly 'fits.

Scroll down to shop the best loafers of 2023.

Dr. Martens Adrian

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Dr. MartensAdrian
$210
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One of the many classic models that Dr. Martens has in its arsenal, the Adrian is seen here with a textured leather finish in a clean black colorway.

J.M. Weston x Highsnobiety Not In Paris Penny Loafer

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J.M. Weston x HighsnobietyNot In Paris Penny Loafer
$1095
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J.M. Weston has been pushing the craft of luxury footwear since 1891. The French company is the only shoemaker with its own sole leather tannery and continues to champion traditional shoemaking techniques.

G.H. Bass & Co. Heritage Larson Weejun Leather Loafers

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G.H. Bass & Co.Heritage Larson Weejun Leather Loafers
$170
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The first-ever pair of penny loafers, G.H. Bass & Co. Weejuns are a piece of fashion history. On this pair, a two-toned finish gives the shoes an added element of flash.

Martine Rose Bulb Toe Extreme Loafer

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Martine RoseBulb Toe Extreme Loafer
$730
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As it says in the name, this is a pretty extreme pair of loafers. Martine Rose's exaggerated bulb toe makes for a highly eye-catching silhouette.

Dries Van Noten Fur Loafers

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Dries Van NotenFur Loafers
$800
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There's so much fur covering the upper of this shoe that it's hard to make out that it's even a loafer. The fluffy shoes might just be the coziest loafers you'll ever find.

Gucci Horsebit Loafers

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GucciHorsebit Loafers
$990
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Gucci keeps things simple with its polished leather black loafers detailed with a square moc toe and a luxurious leather lining.

Vinny's Yardee Loafers

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Vinny'sYardee Loafers
$170
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These calf hair loafers were specially crafted for folks that want to make a statement. These are the opposite of a traditional, conservative pair of leather black loafers.

Prada Suede Loafers

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PradaSuede Loafers
$990
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Opting against the typical heeled sole unit, this pair of suede loafers from Prada takes a more casual route with its lightly colored rubber sole.

Dr. Martens Adrian Snaffle

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Dr. MartensAdrian Snaffle
$192
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Take a walk on the wild side with this rendition of Dr. Martens' chunky tassel loafers. Executed in premium suede, the slip-on shoe comes Goodyear-Welted with the upper and sole sewn together for added durability.

Solovair Tassel Loafer

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SolovairTassel Loafer
$200
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Aside from the comfort of slipping your loafers on or off at a moment's notice, the best part about wearing loafers is the excuse to sport a stylish tassel — and Solovair knows it.

Hereu Juliol Loafers

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HereuJuliol Loafers
$450
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Taking a highly minimal route, these handmade shoes from Hereu come without any unnecessary ornamentation to put all the focus on the buffed calfskin.

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