The best loafers in the business? Well, that's now a hotly contended reputation to own. There are the traditional purveyors of these classic flat shoes—think Tod's suede Gommini loafers that have found footing once more with the A-list, or G.H. Bass's long-standing penny styles—but there's also a new wave of loafer tribes coming up. Gucci has obviously been ruling the roost with its decorative, often-backless, iterations. The high street continues to sell copious numbers of soft-as-anything slip-ons, and super-luxe, slipper-inspired takes have been utterly nailed by the likes of Acne Studios.
Basically, your loafer options are endless these days. So if flat shoes are more of your thing than the coming trend for ridiculously skyscraping heels, this edit is a good place to hang for a few minutes. Go through the gallery to see the best loafers you can shop now.
It wouldn't be right if we didn't include a pair of pink loafers now, would it?
You'll keep these forever.
This clever option can be worn as regular loafers, but simply fold back the heel and you've got yourself backless loafers.
You'll get so much wear out of these.
These also come in silver.
Worried about loafers being too masculine? These are just the right combo.
Ideal for the office.
Bold slip-ons for making a statement.
These look so comfy we could sleep in them.
The jazziest of all loafers.
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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.