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The Loafer Never Dates – Here’s How We’re Wearing It in 2023

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Last Updated on January 27, 2023

If you’re a flat shoe lover, chances are you own at least one pair of loafers.

The timeless shoe has been ‘on trend’ since day dot, with Gucci’s famous pair making its debut in 1953 and still being one of fashion’s most covetable items today.

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Over the past couple of years, the classic shoe has become chunkier than ever thanks to offerings from Prada, Dior and Miu Miu that set the tone with platform soles that not only add height, but a little more cushioning for your feet too.

Woman wears chunky Prada loafers

So what’s in-store for the loafer in 2023?

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Are loafers in style in 2023?

At Wear Next, we always say you should wear whatever you want – as long as it makes you feel comfortable and confident.

If you really wanna know though, loafers are definitely still in this year.

In 2023, they’re making a return to the daintier style introduced by Gucci over 60 years ago. Personally though, I prefer the chunkier style so I’ll be sticking with my lug-soles.

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What shoes will be popular in 2023?

As well as loafers, we’re seeing the resurgence of ballet flats continue, sleek knee-high skinny-heeled boots taking over from chunky soles, hiking sneakers, retro sports shoes and Mary-Janes at the top of the trend lists for the year ahead.

Shop loafers

Into it? Me too. Here are my favourite pairs available to shop now.

Loafers with thick notched soles Sandro

Loafers with thick notched soles, now £194.50, Sandro – buy now

Leather loafers H&M

Leather loafers, £59.99, H&M – buy now

Equestrian Buckle Loafers & Other Stories

Equestrian Buckle Loafers, £95, & Other Stories – buy now

Kurt Geiger London
Carnaby Chunky Loafer

Carnaby Chunky Loafer, £169, Kurt Geiger London – buy now

crystal-button leather loafers

Crystal-button leather loafers, £299, Ganni – buy now

GG Jordaan loafers

GG Jordaan loafers, £865, Gucci – buy now

logo-plaque leather loafers

Logo-plaque leather loafers, £890, Prada – buy now

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