The loafer, traditionally a men’s shoe, has made its way into the female wardrobe as a savvy footwear choice that exudes sophistication. Whether you want to dress up jeans and a tee or add a hint of edgy pizazz to an office look, there are tons of loafer styles to choose from.
- G.H. Bass Weejuns
Founded in 1876, American footwear pioneer G.H. Bass has a long history of producing high-quality, classic loafers. Known for their penny loafers, the label has introduced a number of new innovations to the genre over the years.
They’ve also reimagined their Weejuns model in vegan-friendly cactus leather. Aside from being more eco-friendly and breathable than traditional animal hides, it’s also water resistant.
While some loafers can be a bit stiff to break in, the Weejuns feel fairly comfortable right out of the box. They’re also a great choice for those who want a smart casual shoe with a bit more polish to it.
Despite their preppy Ivy League roots, the Weejuns have become a staple Mod shoe coveted by everyone from James Dean to scruffy London punks. The style continues to be an important part of the Mod movement today, and at MR PORTER, we’re happy to introduce this essential shoe to our collection.
- Tod’s Shearling-Lined Loafers
With a chic lug sole and chunky heel, these Tod’s shearling-lined loafers are perfect for keeping your feet warm. Crafted in suede, they’re trimmed with plush shearling accents and come in neutral tones, so you can coordinate them with anything in your closet.
Loafers have made a major comeback as the shoe of choice for both prepsters and cool-kids alike, with many designers fusing classic style with modernity. The laceless slip-ons have risen in popularity thanks to their easy-to-wear silhouette, and there are now several iterations to suit every taste.
Tod’s reimagines the driving shoe with plush shearling lining in dark brown, transforming it into an elegant wintery style with its signature lug soles and suede uppers. It also introduces a new lace-up boot that’s perfect for staying upright on slippery wintery surfaces, and a Chelsea boot to help you keep your feet protected in the snow.
- M.Gemi Felize Driving Loafers
The Felize driving loafer from direct-to-consumer shoe brand M.Gemi is a great dupe for the Todds driving loafer, but at about half the price! They’re made in Italy and are hand-stitched with a rubber peg sole.
The artisan factories they partner with create significant savings, which the brand passes on to you. Maria Gangemi, co-founder of M.Gemi, grew up in Sicily and developed a love for Italian craftsmanship.
As she walked the winding streets of the tiny artisan workshops, Gangemi was inspired to create her own line of Old World artisanry for modern consumers, marrying value and comfort with the timeless elegance of shoemaking.
Using only high-quality leathers and materials, M.Gemi offers a range of reliable, timeless styles that will become your go-to footwear for years to come. Plus, they’re affordable, especially now through June 30 with their 20% sitewide discount! Use the code “INSIDER20” to save on your next M.Gemi order!
- Koio Bari Loafers
The Bari is a simple shoe with an elevated design that combines an easy-to-wear platform sole with Italian handcrafted LWG Silver-certified leather. It’s a versatile style that can easily be dressed up or down, and it works with anything from skinny jeans to skirts.
Founded by two sneakerheads who wanted to create sneakers that were both stylish and snug, Koio is all about quality and sustainable sourcing. Their shoes are crafted with leathers that have been sourced through an audited and certified Leather Working Group tannery—scored according to a three-tier system—which minimizes their impact on the environment.
In addition to their minimalist sneakers, the brand also offers a variety of luxury loafers that are perfect for casual outfits. All of their shoes are made in Italy and sourced from local materials, so you can feel good about what you’re buying.