If there's one shoe that we predict will be bigger than all others in 2021, it's the loafer. Prized for its polished, smart-casual appeal, it has been given the high-fashion treatment by the likes of Prada and Gucci, but this season it has well and truly breached the high-street market. The pair at the top of our wish lists? Arket's chunky-sole loafers. We have a funny feeling these babies are going to see a spike in popularity this spring.
Coming with a classic loafer fit but with the addition of a chunky sole, these Arket shoes are a thoroughly modern, yet still timeless, update on the original. The secret to their success lies in their versatility: You can throw them on with everything from jeans to a jumper to spring midi dresses to polished, tailored separates. They're also a great midpoint for the transition from winter boots to summer sandals, so they're one to keep on standby for the rest of March and April.
So if you buy one pair of shoes this year, make it a pair of loafers. Your wardrobe will thank you for it. And might we just point you in the direction of this Arket pair? Trust us—they won't stick around for long. But if you fancy something different, scroll down to see and shop our other favourite loafers.